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Re: “A tragedy changes how high school wrestling is officiated in North Carolina

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Posted by jeanie212 on 01/20/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I went to Duke in the early 90s, and worked at Brueggers Bagels on 9th St. every morning while I was in school. David was there first thing every morning, before anything else on the street was open. He never asked for anything more than a cup of water. I'd ask if he wanted a coffee or a sandwich, and he always shyly turned it down. I remember going outside on my lunch breaks, to the sound of his fiddle floating up from somewhere down the street. The city of Durham eventually chased all the homeless people out of the area. Yes, there were some aggressive panhandlers in the area, but David was never one of them. He disappeared. I always wondered where David went. About 10 years later, I had a job at NCSU, and found him again on Hillsborough St. It was clear no one was home, he usually just shuffled up and down the street carrying his violin. I saw this in my news feed this week, and sobbed. I realized all those years, he touched so many souls, and I never asked the man for his name. May you rest in peace David, and I know the music in heaven is all that much brighter for your presence.

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Posted by Anne 1 on 01/19/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I sincerely hope the statue happens and want there to be a link / address for donations!

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Posted by Barefoot Shane on 01/19/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

A fine story but one correction: Pattie and I were not married in the 70s when we performed with David as Triangle; our wedding was in 1982 (and we're still married).

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Posted by Jack Le Sueur on 01/18/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

Yes I will miss him and his music. I did not know about his run for Senate, but it makes a certain amount of sense as does his disappointment. Rest in peace David, you made a difference.

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Posted by where's the beef? on 01/18/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

INDY Week, how do I donate to the statue fund???

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Posted by Ddunn on 01/18/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

A beautifully written article. For several years I spent many afternoons with David when he came to Mitch's Tavern after playing on Hillsborough St. I would greet him with "Oh pain in my ass", always getting a laugh. I threw his creamers to him baseball style. Did well. I only missed once, hitting a beer tap and spraying him and one other. He laughed and laughed. We were always talking about politics and baseball. I know of no one who got so much pleasure from life. There is some fine fiddling going on somewhere and may he be in a better place and I hope there is some baseball there for him.

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Posted by Lisa Lewis on 01/18/2017 at 6:45 PM

Re: “NC Comicon and Oak City Comicon Consolidate Brands as New Competition From Florida Looms

I've been to the last 2 NC ComiCons in Durham. It's a great event, but the panels are kind of a weak spot for me. I would have considered checking out NC ComiCon Oak City but it's the same weekend as the Anime Magic film festival at the Carolina Theater in Durham. Maybe next year.

Posted by Ruby Sinreich on 01/18/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Christine Walczyk

"Judge" Christine Walczyk is a criminal with a robe and gavel, sitting on her perch and violating her oath of office as she wars against the constitutions of North Carolina and The United States. She is a biased, non-neutral and totally partial "judge." Family Court is nothing but a machine designed to strip you of your rights, money, and often times your own family, all without even consideration of your God-given, constitutionally protected rights. Christine Walczyk is nothing but a criminal acting as a judge. She is a bad actor criminal, and nothing more.

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, so help me God."

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State (North Carolina), not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States, to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God."

"I, Christine M. Walczyk, so solemnly swear that I will administer justice WITHOUT FAVORITISM to anyone or to the State;...that I will faithfully and IMPARTIALLY discharge all duties of District Court Judge (blah blah blah)"

You know EXACTLY what you are doing each and every time that you IGNORE AND VIOLATE your oath, in which you actually VOID your authority in each case. You are FILTH, TRASH, and you deserve to be in FEDERAL PRISON for your crimes against the people and families of North Carolina. (see 28 USC 241, 28 USC 242, and others)

And to the poster up there about filing a complaint against Christine Walczyk with the "Judicial Standards Commission,"...give me a break. You are most likely criminal Walczyk herself, and the Judicial Standards Commission is nothing but a protection agency for the criminals on the bench. You all are all in bed together. CORRUPT FILTH and SCUM. To hell with all of you, because that is exactly where you are going.

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Posted by STOP_Criminals_on_the_Bench on 01/18/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “At the Dawn of the Trump Era, Local Immigrant Groups Aim to Become a Potent Political Force

I hope they do become potent political forces, in their nations of legal citizenship.

Your presence in the US is so valuable to us? Imagine how valuable it would be to your countrymen in your nation of origin and legal citizenship.

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Posted by Screen name: on 01/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Price Going to Inaguration, But Will Wear 'Symbol' on Lapel

Will be interested to see what symbol for solidarity with John Lewis looks like ...maybe we at home could wear one?

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Posted by Dolly Butler on 01/18/2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, Nipple Tattoos Offer a Return to Normalcy

I had breast cancer last year, and I beat the cancer. My question is, do you have any promotions. I have had implants and they are fine. I also have scars across my breast and I'm so self conscious. Can you please help me?

Posted by dolleigh on 01/17/2017 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Dueling college a cappella groups in Pitch Perfect

Ever since the surprise success of the Fox TV show Glee audiences have been exposed to the world of choirs, high school show choirs, and the world of a capella. The film Pitch Perfect deals with the latter of the three.
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Posted by philip190 on 01/14/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Behind Prison Walls, North Carolina Inmates Are Training Service Dogsā€”Or Are the Dogs Training Them?

Great article!! Big B, one of the dogs that graduated at the first ceremony, is doing great. We've really bonded well together. He's settled into my life like he's always been here, and yet he's changed it drastically. He saves my life on a daily basis. I can't say enough good things about EENP or the ABLE trainers.
-Amanda Weekley, graduated among the first group with EENP

Posted by Amanda Spaugh Weekley on 01/14/2017 at 3:35 AM

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