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Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

The owners of all the other vacant homes (there are currently 5 on this/our block), are possibly waiting for a big pay off that isn't going to come. They all want way more than the home are are worth in their current conditions. We tried to buy 215 as a rental property. For a variety of reasons it didn't work out and fell through over a year ago. However, there wasn't much effort put into at least renting it out either before or after we had a contract.

Posted by Adopter on 07/27/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “The Trump Show: North Carolina Republicans Reckon with Their Party’s New Leader

JPlease read this; there are a number of true patriots in our midst! Mark Mahaffey, Linda Devore, Ted Hicks, Rod Chaney, Brad Smith, W Jeff Lominac, Brent Jones, Bill Lebo, Ann Stokes ... I honor each and every one of you, and so many more unnamed here!

"I have a story to share from the RNC. It needs to be told. And retold.

It sums up the collective courage of the true and committed Cruz delegates on the floor last Monday before the voice vote to decide whether to have a floor vote to free the delegates, and unbind them (us) from the restrictions imposed by the state GOP and the Republican party. A petition had been signed by many of the delegates from many states requesting a roll call vote, and when the delegations on the floor learned of it, the Party establishment and Trump whips went on the offensive to crush it.
The pressure to conform and to be silent, and to remove our names from the signed petition advocating freeing of the delegates was intense. Very, very intense.

The situation was chaotic. The noise level was extreme. Chairman Hayes had said that every NC delegate's name was to come off that petition, and he didn't care how it was done (I heard this myself). The Trump faithful from our own NC GOP leadership and a couple of the green hatted Trump whips moved in and went to work to intimidate and frighten. It was too loud to talk well, and Jean Griswold texted to ask me if I would stand firm. I texted back that we would stand "like a stonewall". She said to move back a row to sit with them for support. I climbed over the chairs and sat with Jean and Ann Stokes. Then Ted Hicks texted to say to join him near the delegation microphone in the aisle beside our seats, where Hayes, Woodhouse, a whip, and others had surrounded Duane Cutlip and were insisting he remove his name from the petition. I made my way to Ted, who had made a stand beside Duane, when I looked back.... and my heart broke.

Two or three men, including at least one Trump whip, had gathered around our own Linda Devore, and were leaning over and into her and were all screaming at her to take her name off the petition. I saw spit flying from a screaming mouth. Linda had curled up in her seat to get away from them, and her face was flushed red, and they were leaning directly over her and screaming, and she was cowering down away from them.

And then she raised her face to them and I saw her jaws clench.....and she shook her head "no". Repeatedly.

I don't know if anyone else saw this happen. Maybe everyone did. I don't know. But for several seconds all sound receeded, and all I could see was Linda's face shaking from side to side in defiance, in a mute refusal to yield in the face of what appeared to be the threat of physical violence. I was too far away to help her.

One of the bravest things I have ever seen. It probably lasted seconds, but seemed like minutes. And it is burned into my memory forever. True courage in the face of tyranny.
I haven't spoken with Linda about this, or the impact it had on me. Everything was still a little too raw, and somehow it seemed so surreal. But it happened. And Linda and every other NC delegate that signed that petition stood and never wavered. Like a stonewall.

I salute you.

Posted by Jean Griswold on 07/27/2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “'The VA is waiting for us to die'

This message is for David Best.. I have a VIETNAM VETERAN friend on FB. He has asked me to send you a note, to call him. He might be able to help you or give you some advice. His name is Carol Whitlock. His number is 704-349-1894. Please make sure that David gets this message. Thank you, GOD BLESS YOU AND WELCOME HOME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE. NANCY ATWELL..

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Posted by gannymay55 on 07/27/2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Pat McCrory Blames Everybody but Himself after the NBA Pulls the All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB 2

There is no excuse for being an asshole McCory...........2016 the year we send you home.

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Posted by Tony D on 07/27/2016 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Thinking of Going to the Reopened Café Helios in Raleigh? About That...

I just reread these responses. JLew, your response is even crappier than the article itself. Please spellcheck and learn how to write a complete sentence.

Posted by Marie Cordella 1 on 07/27/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The Myth of Gender

I'm sure you will get blow back from this as it doesn't match the 'Genesis story' be damned...

Posted by workforjustice on 07/27/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “What Will It Take for Durham to Clean Up the Area around N.C. Central?

I find it strange that the photos that were used in this article are from a block that has been brought by the State for a parking deck project. I lived a few doors from the house shown and my parents sold out also. You make it seem as though the neighborhood people don't care about where they live. But just for the record. The houses on this block were owned by two private black contractors, two lawyers, a dentist, a doctor and several school teachers here in durham. Also you failed to mention Asa Spaulding and the Kennedy family. So if you want to know why. ASK THE STATE. Write a story about that.

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Posted by bobbydee on 07/27/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Is the Durham GOP’s New Headquarters Violating Zoning Laws?

Jim Anthony, who owns the property through an LLC, says above “I figured [the Durham GOP] would take responsibility for whatever permitting or zoning issues they needed to take care of. If they haven’t, then, yes, they’ve got a problem on their hands.”

Jim may soon discover that as the OWNER of the property , HE also has a problem on HIS hands, not just the Durham GOP. Section 15.1.3 Part A of the Durham UDO states "The definition of violator ...means that both tenant and landlord, where applicable, may be in violation and subject to penalties.

And by the way, why has Anthony let the house sit vacant for three years? That can't be very good for the neighborhood either.

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Posted by obie84 on 07/27/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Rejoice, Raleigh: Harris Teeter to Open in Seaboard Station

Good news for the surrounding neighborhoods. Wondering what the site plans are going to look like. Seems like they'll need to significantly change some things (like tearing down some buildings) to fit this into Seaboard.

Posted by Fuzzsonic on 07/27/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Psst … Guess What? Your Brunch Waiter Hates You.

Hey... I feel your pain. Don't let the haters get to you. Despite the seething hatred inside, you keep a chipper face and let the customer keep that Disneyland fantasy of happiness. It's good to vent like this. You're not alone. My job, though not in the food service industry, sucks equally as hard. Pay is garbage. People are pathetic. Place is a dump. I pray the American Dream is true, that hard work will eventually payoff and be rewarded, but truthfully expect nothing to really change. After all, "hope is the first step on the road to disappointment." Work two jobs, spend whatever free time is available to get certification, and try to use what's left for sleep. Dating? Socializing? Maybe after I turn 40 I'll have the financial stability for all that. But enough writing this comment... I've already exceeded by 30 minute Internet allotment for today. Gotta go to work at job number two. Keep fighting bro! Hope you succeed if I fail.

Posted by narazazen on 07/27/2016 at 10:52 AM

Re: “The Trump Show: North Carolina Republicans Reckon with Their Party’s New Leader

Fascinating journalism, Barry. Thanks for taking us along with you.

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Posted by Sam M-B on 07/27/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Pat McCrory Blames Everybody but Himself after the NBA Pulls the All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB 2

November 09, 2016: Pat McCrory Blames Everybody but Himself after NC Pulls the Governor from Raleigh over HB 2.

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Posted by Rollo_Tomasi on 07/27/2016 at 9:19 AM

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