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Re: “Record Review: Trust Trandle's Comfortable Instrumental Hip-Hop

This record is "All Over the Place". I mean that in the best way possible.

Posted by hubbble on 03/01/2017 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Born in the Shadow of N.C. State, Steeped in Parties and Punk Rock, Raleigh’s Historic Maiden Lane Will Soon Perish in the Name of Progress

In 2006 University Park neighbors led the effort to have Maiden Lane designated as a National Register Historic District. We hoped that rehabilitation tax credits would help spark Maiden Lane's historic revitalization.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Russ Stephenson on 03/01/2017 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Donald Trump Wants His Supporters to Take to the Streets. A Few Dozen Made It to Downtown Raleigh Monday.

Trump didn't ask his supporters to take to the streets. They can think for themselves and decided to in an act of support for what the President has accomplished in his first month. After that speech last night, I'm sure you can expect many more participating in the marches of support across the nation.

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Barbara 2 on 03/01/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

Thimble Pleasures has been nominated in the Fabric Store category, but they closed in 2016. "Bernita" is not even the name of a fabric store in the Triangle.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julianne Walther on 03/01/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

Best local "Maker" for the slew of awesome local craftswomen and men.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chris Breslin on 02/28/2017 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Orange County’s Board of Adjustment to Determine Whether the So-Called Party Barn is Really Being Used as a Farm

Response to Bluetrain' s unfriendly comments about things "neighbors" should do sounds like the kind of action people do out of frustration and not kindness. Hardly would those steps be taken as neighborly.
Try adopting a more positive attitude Mr Bluetrain, you might be a whole lot nicer and happier, and a better neighbor.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joseph Pepe on 02/27/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Orange County’s Board of Adjustment to Determine Whether the So-Called Party Barn is Really Being Used as a Farm

I think they are doing a good thing showing how money can be made in agri tourism. The dollar amounts spent on their farming activities don't matter. All the parsing of their business model doesn't matter. It's a tiny farm with a large barn. So what?
If loud noises come forth after reasonable hours, it should be stopped quickly. Otherwise you folks should get over someone else having more money than you...

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by dodahman 1 on 02/27/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “If Democrats Want to Regain Power, They’ll Have to Lose Their Lust for It

"What if Democrats stopped worrying about rebuilding their party and started to think about defending American institutions?"

But...the Democratic Party is an important American institution, with an important role to play in resistance to Trump. And many members of the party are fighting to defend other democratic institutions. It's not either/or.

Also, the United States is nowhere close to being a single-party state. (A single-party state is like China, where it's illegal to form other parties aside from the ruling Communist Party.) This would be a terrible time to give up on electoral politics. There's no reason we can't pursue electoral and non-electoral strategies at the same time.

Posted by rmlucas on 02/26/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Peak of The Vine

Nice place

Posted by pbinax on 02/26/2017 at 12:53 PM

Re: “In Hillsborough, an election wrapped in a Confederate flag

The final sentence of this article is misleading: yes, Germany bans the public displays of Nazi-ism as well as public Holocaust denial. That said, the state-run TV channel runs documentary footage of the Holocaust and WWII 24-hours a day to remind Germans of what they did. Banning symbols of hate, which the Confederate flag as the banner of southern white nationalism and the Confederacy which explicitly went to war to protect their right to own other human beings, is not the same as forgetting history. Quite the opposite. Ms. Ashley DeSena's assertion that property rights are more important than the right of her neighbors to feel safe and respected in their own town is misguided at best and hateful at worst. We will have to assume that she simply does not understand what it feels like to be attacked for one's color, belief or sexual orientation.

Posted by DoeRoo on 02/26/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Theater Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Lights Up the Mathematics of the Mind

When discussing this play, you need to be cautious not to imply that it's an accurate depiction of autism. Mark Haddon admits to knowing nothing about the condition, and many autistics hate his story for spreading misleading stereotypes about it. The best thing I've ever read on this situation was a review written by Elizabeth Bartmess for the blog Disability in the Kidlit. You can find other autistic opinions at, which I swear isn't a press release, or at least not a professionally written one.

Posted by Curio Onscreen on 02/25/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Nominate your favorites

There should be an expansion on BBQ to include sauces and not just food establishments. This is NC after all, would be nice to see the beat sauce in the triangle...

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike D 1 on 02/25/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “The 18-Year-Old Who Owned Richard Burr in Sunday’s N&O

" . . . the ad carried U.S. Senator Richard Burr's now-familiar pic - that oddly thin, almost forced smile, those sharp blue eyes . . . ."

Just congenially curious - by what percent less must Mr. Burr's:

- eyes be "sharp" and (some other color than?) "blue", and

- smile (lips?) be "odd" and "thin" and "forced"

that it would never occur to the writer to comment on them? ( Are the writer's above quoted comments not ad hominem per The Independent's publishing guidelines? Is there anyone else about whose eyes and lips the writer would decline to comment?)

I do not see eye-to-eye (Ar! Ar!) with Mr. Burr on his political ideology, but how are his physical characteristics possibly relevant? What would the writer have Mr. Burr do to correct these physical vicissitudes which apparently offend the writer's delicate aesthetic sensibilities - convene a prayer circle and beseech divine Providence for a revelation and miracle to deliver Mr. Burr from what the writer avers ails him? Colored contact lenses and collagen treatments?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Filippo on 02/25/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Fourteen Years Ago, Michael Peterson Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Now, Caitlin Atwater Breaks Her Silence in an Exclusive Interview.

Oh, Kenneth and Caitlin. I don't know what to say except that I am so moved by your words, Kenneth, and just so happy to have news of you, Caitlin. I have thought of you so many times over the years. Thank you for writing this, Kenneth (you are an amazing writer!) and thank you for allowing him to write it, Caitlin. Much love to both of you.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by teresaenge on 02/25/2017 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

Also, someone said they didn't know Kelly but knew "Kelly's wife..." For the record, Kelly was never married-to anyone at anytime. Just a clarification. Admittedly, the relationship that produced his son was the closest thing to a traditional family unit Kelly ever had, but he was never married.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chuck Harrell on 02/25/2017 at 2:37 AM

Re: “Rolesville Viral Video Triggers Panel on School Policing

You might want to get the name of the town right.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob G. on 02/25/2017 at 1:31 AM

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