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

There was also a conversation with her husband, Chris Brewer before construction started. He was asked politely if ANYTHING could be done to change his view on building this venue. His response was that "we would consider selling the property if, we could get a PACKAGE DEAL. Find us another similar property that we could build this on AND, pay us what we have in this property now." There is no more "farm" on that property then when they bought it over a year ago. There are 40 sapling Chestnut trees and about 200 square feet of flowers, a lot of clearing for drives, a parking lot and the "barn" itself but, no farm. How can this be allowed to happen? How is it that the powers that be, can't side with an entire community and stop this instead of one family with entitlement issues being allowed to ruin this quiet and safe "piece of heaven"?

38 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 09/14/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Three for Three: Atlantic Coast Conference Follows NCAA's Lead, Pulls "All Neutral-Site Championships"

Looking forward to the gov slamming the ACC as hard as he did the NCAA. We are waiting gov...your move...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by dodahman 1 on 09/14/2016 at 4:03 PM

Re: “North Carolina’s Endangered Red Wolves Are Spared—For Now

"I think we can resolve the landowner conflict and any other issues that might come up." I don't think that will happen now with the trust issues put in to play by USFWS and their NGO cronies. We have already played that game.And besides the hybrid "red wolf" isn't even protected by the ESA. And it's historic range is in Tocoma, Washington not Eastern N.C.

Posted by Odie on 09/14/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Halgo Deli Brings All the Polish Treats from New Jersey to Alston Avenue

Should've mentioned that you have to call *a couple hours* ahead for the pierogis

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 09/14/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Durham’s Beats & Bars Festival Looks to Bring Blackness Back to Main Street

To be fair, the DURM Hip Hop Summit "wasn't just shows" either... far from it.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 09/14/2016 at 2:36 PM

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

The fact that she could not build the wedding barn without violating Orange County ordinances has not been mentioned. This is why she is seeking to bypass Orange County by claiming the state "farming exemption". But her primary job has involved wedding planning. The real problem is allowing a wedding planner to build a party barn as if she is a farmer. A total violation of the state farming exemption.

44 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by WallyW on 09/14/2016 at 1:39 PM

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

I know for a fact that at least one neighbor has tried to speak with "Farmer Brewer." All that resulted in that meeting was a clear understanding that Ms. Brewer and her company are developers hoping to cash in on the idea that contrived farms are where rich people like to dump their money. She had no empathy for those living peacefully in the community and she was oblivious to the fact that she laid insult to the actual farmers of our community by calling her idea a "farm." Thank you for this article, exposing the ridiculous nature of this woman's idea and for exposing her plan to take advantage of a loophole for her own profit, to the detriment of an entire community of people around her. We appreciate the members of local and state government who see this for what it is and who are helping to reign in this attack on our beautiful rural community.

48 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Sharon Campen on 09/14/2016 at 12:59 PM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

It's a urinal mat. I've "gone there" in various restrooms and can confirm this. Also: What the heck would "You can go here" mean in the context of bullets??

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Posted by S. Endres on 09/14/2016 at 11:54 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: A Republican Lawmaker in N.C. Has Finally Spoken Out against HB 2

Full statement from the Susan Evans campaign:

A vote is a vote. When she voted for HB2 in March, Sen. Barringer knew what she was doing. She knew the legal and economic consequences her constituents would experience. Only now that she's in danger of losing her seat does she waffle. Her latest change of mind is certainly not a change of heart. It's a purely political move designed to make voters forget that she is responsible for the loss of jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment in her district. The voters of Senate District 17 are highly educated. They won't be fooled in November, and Sen. Barringer will pay the price by losing reelection to Susan Evans. Susan is running to renew North Carolina's promise and make us a leader in the South again. Barringer and Gov. McCrory have not kept that promise the last four years. In the Senate, Susan will fight to restore the values that make our state so great.

Please donate to help Susan defeat Barringer: http://susanevansncsenate.com/donate.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dustin Ingalls on 09/14/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The Quebe Sisters

Raleigh's own Hank, Pattie, & the Current kick off this show, and the whole afternoon starts with a facilitated youth jam for young musicians who want to learn to make music together: https://pinecone.org/events/quebe-sisters-hank-pattie-current

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by PineConeNC on 09/14/2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Halgo Deli Brings All the Polish Treats from New Jersey to Alston Avenue

LOVE this place. My polish Wigilia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigilia) wouldn't be possible without this place.

Posted by Gladdek on 09/14/2016 at 11:04 AM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

Its clearly a urinal mat. You "go" on his face.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shocka Kahn on 09/14/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

Mojo, on second glance I agree with you: it's a strainer. The juxtaposition of "death warrant" (needless hyperbole) and holes, however, tends to suggest bullet holes at first glance. (The weekly email sent by IndyWeek has only the photo and the caption.) And even so, I'm not sure that public spirit is well-served by a reference to urination. I'd like to see McCrory tossed out of office as much as anyone, but I don't want to see Clinton's face or Cooper's face on a urinal strainer, either. We don't have to go there.

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Posted by ct on 09/14/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

In the fifth paragraph, you have this line:
"North Carolina has the only statewide law that makes it unlawful to use a restaurant different than the gender on one's birth certificate..."
I'm sure that's a typo. Just wanted to point that out so it can be adjusted to read "restroom" and not "restaurant."

Posted by gr2photo on 09/14/2016 at 9:26 AM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

Um... ct? If you look again, you'll see that's actually one of those rubber mats they put in a urinal. I did a double-take too, but look at the shape of it.

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Posted by Mojo on 09/14/2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: A Republican Lawmaker in N.C. Has Finally Spoken Out against HB 2

Cya pandering from Barringer. She's got a tough opponent, and that is the sole reason she's changed her stance.

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Posted by ScottB on 09/14/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “We’re Calling It: Pat McCrory Is Toast

C'mon, IndyWeek, lighten up and show some professional restraint. Showing a photo of McCrory (whom I did not vote for and never will) with simulated bullet holes and a caption referring to a "death warrant" is downright shameful.

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Posted by ct on 09/14/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “A Letter for a Life

Wow that was tough to read. I work with troubked youth and have some horribe stories but this is worse. He definitely deserves another chance. Yes what he did was terrible however we must remember he never knew right only showed wrong and never had love only hate. He paid many times over before this horrible incident happened. I know its hard to see him as a good person or easy to see him as a muderer, however fact is most of his life he was not looked at as a god's child but treated as non existant and a place to throw hate anger and never love. Its a miracle he survived. God would never want this outcome for ronald wayne frye so lets show him what love really is.
God bless and hope they do whats right. Give life show love forgiveness to the abused. Help the weak!

Thanks derek m

Posted by beyondthinking on 09/13/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Breaking: Red Wolf Recovery Program Spared by Feds

What advocates are celebrating?

Posted by Ben Prater on 09/13/2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The NCAA Pulls March Madness Games From Greensboro Over HB 2. Congratulations, Governor-Elect Cooper

Diaz's fist statement of the day should be gold.

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Posted by ScottB on 09/13/2016 at 10:13 AM

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