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Re: “Uber Really, Really Doesn’t Pay Very Well, According to a Lawsuit Filed in North Carolina

When Uber starts in markets, they pay well to get drivers to sign up. In my market I made plenty. Then they cut the rate and increased their percentage take. The money dried up. I got another job. But the drivers who continue to do this I'm concerned do not earn enough to take care of their cars. They let things go to long like brakes and mechanical needs. They operate them for 60 hours or more per week to make rent or mortgage or whatever they need to pay for in life. Then the cars go unchecked by city inspectors. It's just not safe. I won't use the service any longer. I know how stressed out these drivers and their cars are.

Posted by Jack Nostrand on 09/21/2016 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Love Wins: Multiple Sclerosis, Cycling, Death, and a Coming-Out Story

Thank you for opening yourself up to us! You are so COURAGEOUS & VULUNERABLE! Your love story is BEAUTIFUL! I can feel your your heartache through your words & I'm deeply sorry for that grief. YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION!! Much Love

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michelle Garner on 09/21/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “September 21 crossword

Catlady, try the link now. The file name was missing a character and therefore not directing to the correct place. The link and hosted file have been updated. Thanks for your patience and enjoy!

Posted by rbenjamin on 09/21/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “North Carolina Tried to Defend HB 2 in Federal Court. It Didn’t Go Well.

How much tax money has McCory spent on lawyers trying to defend the UN-defendable....McCory is an idiot a moron....anything but smart...This is our fearless leader who has put NC out as the laughing stock of the country just like Kansas....2016 LETS SEND THIS BIG STOOP HOME...

Posted by Tony D on 09/21/2016 at 10:34 AM

Re: “September 21 crossword

Where can I find todays' PDF puzzle for download?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Catlady on 09/21/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

I would love a decent fixer upper mobile home to make into my very own Work /Craft Shop. I love doing all kinds of hobbies and crafts such as decorating Gourds, sewing, making jewelry, making bird houses etc. But i need somewhere to work. Please let me know if you have something cheap that i could fix up for my work Shop. I am 60 and on disability and having something to do that I enjoy is very therapeutic.

Posted by Kaybird on 09/21/2016 at 1:41 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump Jr. Tastes the Rainbow and a Poll That Makes You Go Hmmm

The "three out of a bowlful" estimate is wildly overstating the problem. How many Skittles are in a bowl - perhaps 300? So, that's a 1-in-100 rate, which (according to John Oliver on Last Week Tonight) is too high an estimate. In fact, of the 784,000 refugees in the 14 years following Sep 11, 2001, 3 were arrested for planning terrorist activities, none of them occurring in the US.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chuck02 on 09/20/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Donald Trump Jr. Tastes the Rainbow and a Poll That Makes You Go Hmmm

I don't like invaders either. Plus, CNN added the "racial" to profiling. If you would listen to what was actually said vs. believing Communist News Network, you just might get something straight for a change.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Barbara 2 on 09/20/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Charlotte Mayor Says No To HB 2 Deal, Cooper Calls For Special Session

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Posted by Deplorable Denise Ward Cody on 09/20/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Another one bites the dust: Volvo reportedly no longer considering N.C. for expansion

Actually, the state of SC will be providing training at litte to no cost to
the employers Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Boeing all have benefitted from this training plus Charleston has the infrastructure and port for faster shipping. NC could not competent with SC in this area. SC also has BMW who hired 8000 and expanded serveral times it's been there for over 22yrs.

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Posted by Rea'Donna E Cherry on 09/20/2016 at 1:48 AM

Re: “Charlotte Mayor Says No To HB 2 Deal, Cooper Calls For Special Session

Roy Cooper you traitorous idiot, $$$$$ don't come before me and my Children.... What a pig you are!

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Deplorable Denise Ward Cody on 09/19/2016 at 11:12 PM

Re: “The Quiet Battle for the N.C. Supreme Court Matters More Than You Think

Should a judge be allowed to be reelected by a retention vote if he or she had not been first elected after the date the retention vote process became effective?

Posted by Doug Johnston on 09/19/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Death Watch

This man is my uncle. I never had the chance to meet him. He is missed very much by his sister/my grandmother. I want my uncle to now that his family has forgiven him. I want him to know that I am currently roaming the same mountains that he did as a boy, and that when I am roaming them I often think of him. I wish that I could have met you. My grandmother still talks about you to me sometimes. She still cries for you and your mom sometimes. I hope you know that you was and still are loved.

Posted by sarahwalker on 09/19/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

i am a widow i have property to put a home . my husband past with out warning ' i am 65 i still work but health is getting to a point not sure how much longer i can work 'my mortgage is more than i can afford without working . i take care of my brother with learning disabilities and my great grandson. i would love to be able to get a free mobile home or a good one for a few thousand cause i would have to pay for well septic and power

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Posted by Bonnie Hall on 09/18/2016 at 8:05 PM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

To those commenting here who appear to be confused by the NC laws and regulations related to agrotourism and bona fide farms, I encourage you to read the laws and, at the very least, read the article on which you're commenting. Agrotourism in North Carolina was intended to help real farmers and their existing farms diversify and become more financial resilient by relaxing zoning regulations, not to allow commercial businesses to work around existing zoning laws by pretending to be farms. Southeast Property Group bought some land that had not been farmed in years and was entirely wooded. The only way for the Brewers and Southeast Property Group to build their commercial wedding and event center on this property (which is not zoned for commercial use) was to either obtain a Special Use Permit (which Orange County refused to grant them) or to meet one of the criteria to become a bona fide farm. Even though there was no farm - just woods - on the property, Southeast Property Group was able to obtain a Farm Service Agency number, thus meeting one of the criteria. At the time they received the number, the small flower bed, the chestnut saplings, and the rented beehives were not on the property. No farm, no barn storing equipment, nothing - just woods. If Southeast Property Group succeeds in building their event center, they will not be inviting people to visit their farm, they will be renting out their $735,000 "utility building" (complete with chandeliers and a bride's room) for "elegant farm weddings." Zoning laws exist for a reason. If they weren't there, "ProudlyAffiliated", "Devil's Advocate", and "The Honorable...Presh", your neighbor's house might be replaced by a Walmart.

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by sbeeman on 09/18/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “After a Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions, State Republicans Try to Circumvent the Decision

It's amazing that the GOP has become so brazen that they don't even try to hide their bigotry anymore.

Posted by Erik Engberg on 09/18/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

If you look at the facts, carpet bagger fits where landed gentry does not. Again, the Brewers enterprise is a cynical back door exploration of an unintentional hole in the law, to enable an enterprise that would not pass muster on a level playing field.

This is not a property rights issue.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by where's the beef? on 09/18/2016 at 11:47 AM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

So let me get this straight - neighbors expect the new owners to abide not by the law, but by whatever unwritten rules they feel will protect their cherished way of life. And expect the government and the public to have sympathy for them because of their history and pedigree?

The term "landed gentry" comes to mind. Not too surprising. Welcome to the south yall.

On the plus side it sounds like most of these dinosaur neighbors will be dead in a few years. And they say entitlement and privilege is limited to millennial narcissists.

Bless their hearts.

3 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyAfilliated on 09/18/2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “The Party Barn: Are Rustic Weddings Destroying a Way of Life in Rural Orange County?

this doesn't seem to inspire envy from my perspective.

Posted by theseatree on 09/17/2016 at 9:53 PM

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