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

This article is completely wrong in so many ways. Kelly quit Cry Of Love, he wasn't let go. I know that for a fact, because I was there - I was the band's only Tour Manager (for 7 years). And for the record, Kelly drank himself to death, due to his weakness for alcohol and good times. I hated to watch it happen, especially since it happened only a couple years after another great Raleigh musical talent, David Enloe, had drunk himself to death...

Posted by Bob Davis on 08/16/2016 at 10:48 PM

Re: “Brazilian Creations

brazilian creations at the Red Door, 1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, NC
by Ely Urbanski

I'll show a set of works was made in the 1990’s. Some of them were created when I was still attending Art School (School of Communication and Art of the University of São Paulo) in Brazil. They are traditional media prints: etchings, drypoints, mezzotints, silk screen and lithography. Among them are the few prints on paper where I have worked with colors. Many of them have São Paulo city subway system as the main subject. They depict details of stations, train cars or passengers in figurative or abstract ways. Starting from the actual physical places they suggest a reflection on the passengers’ psychological state of mind while commuting to work or school.

More detais:…

Posted by ely on 08/16/2016 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

Duke Energy/Pat McCrory: “The Youths these days like things from the past, right? What do they call it... vintage? Yeah, that’s it. Okay, so, get this: Vintage Drinking Water! Now in EXTREME 90s FLAVOR!”

Posted by Jon Howell on 08/16/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Citing N.C., Environmentalists Call For EPA to Set Hexavalent Chromium Levels

The evidence that McCrory is unfit to be our governor is astounding, especially as it continues to pile on.

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Posted by Jordan Luff on 08/16/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “N.C. State Researchers Say That, in a Drought-Stricken Future, the World Might Look to Cary

I guess they did not want to mention the very high per person water use in Cary?

Posted by dodahman 1 on 08/15/2016 at 9:11 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: In Which McCrory Blames Clinton for Trump’s Assassination Joke

McCory = Shit fer brains..........2016 send him home....I am sure Duke Power will have a nice cushy job fer the assbag.

Posted by Tony D on 08/14/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

The marijuana wars are nothing but tools used by big government agencies(DEA) and local police to intimidate and coerce people into becoming snitches or face harsh penalties for pot charges or confiscating property for profit...For them (cops,DEA etc)to have that power took away would force them to do real police work instead of just being another gang of thugs kicking down doors on the word of a scared snitch looking to stay out of jail and in many instances you have cops shooting innocent people and kids and family pets and destroying property of stealing peoples money and property and cars or framing them with false charges all on their (cops)word alone..It is to much power for a few to have over all of us with no recourse... they(the cops) say hey that's dope money they take it and that's it they spend it on latte machines cars etc who knows what they do with all the money they steal it cost innocent folks a lot of money to try and recover it and it is not easy the police dont want to give it back..Just more avenues of corruption and chaos...These agencies dont want it legal because they make to much money from do counties close to the main freeway...It is a money garden for cops nothing some states it is so bad that cops actually get protective of their turf against other police is all about money and us with no rights and living in a police state all over this mythical war on drugs..which by the way they lost years ago...Now its all about money and power over the masses...The goody two shoes folks think this fine..yeah until it happens to them or someone they know..Not all cops are like this but most of them in the big cities are...crooked to the bone....Here in NC they wont even let us see the body cam footage because they want to hide their evil and it is supported by the republican regime in Raleigh...The republicans love having a police state....Hopefully in 2016 we can send some of them home including the stupid shit fer brains governor McCory.

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Posted by Tony D on 08/14/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “In Downtown Durham, A Different Sort of Revival

That's terrible news. Somebody needs to put a stop to them.

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Posted by MichaelEdits on 08/14/2016 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I have several issues with what is in this article. Not with what you're reporting but with the information that was given to your contact on the scene. I was there when this incident happened. We were in Children's Place which is upstairs down by Macy's. After hearing a sound that sounded like something fell, I hear yelling, screaming and what sounds like thunder (from a mass amount of people running). People started running by into Macy's so we took off and did the same. I heard some lady say there was a bomb. And others said they were just running because everyone else said to get out now including mall security. Plus in today's world, I'm not going to stick around to find out what really happened.

I did not hear a spray of bullets as one person had said, I'm certain I would've heard that. Plus there would have been bullet holes in the area and shell casings from a gun that would "spray bullets".

One report says down by Lush. And someone had an Instagram video with what sounded like a shot that was fairly close. They were right by Lush in the video. Lush is not near the food court.

Eye witness accounts are saying it happened in the food court. So were there two shooters? The shop owner who saw two people arguing and one pulled a gun..there is no video footage of this anywhere?

Why would officers share false information that they had someone in custody?

We made our way to our car in the parking garage and were able to exit mall property turning left on Edwards Mill. We were waiting with other vehicles and we were on the second floor. Why were people allowed to leave the property at all? The cops were already on site when we were pulling out onto Edwards Mill.

In the chaos that I witnessed, a shooter or shooters would have had no problem getting out when everyone else did. Because we got out before the lock down. We were in the car and waiting before we even heard sirens.

Something happened and someone knows the truth..whatever it is. I'm not a conspiracy theorist because I live in the real world. I mean what would the reason have been to fake a shooting st the mall yesterday. Also I'm not a "crisis actor" as some have accused of others that were on the scene. There were hundreds of people running towards Macy's. There were hundreds of people everywhere. We had been in the food court area at Think Geek before we went down to Children's Place. The place was as packed as you would expect on a Saturday.

We will probably never know what really happened. If it was in fact a noise that was created by something falling..we'll never know. I do know that being in that situation, running with my husband and 6 year old daughter to get outside isn't something I want to go through again. It's hard to really feel one way or the other because you just don't know what really happened. Had it been a mass shooting, I would be in a very different place mentally this morning.

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Posted by KikiReese on 08/14/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Injuries mainly from people panicking check out ABC11 for info.

-Raleigh Local

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Posted by dws88 on 08/14/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

I changed the headline to reflect the new information and RPD’s uncertainty. That being said, I wouldn’t characterize the original headline as “sensationalistic,” but rather a reflection of what we knew when the post went live. At the time, both law enforcement on the scene and witnesses fleeing the mall told us there was a shooting and people were sheltering in place.

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Posted by Jeffrey Billman on 08/14/2016 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Durham Ponders Possible Pot Enforcement Priorities with Push From FADE

I have a more simple solution than trying to change the way police enforce our laws.
Whereas, marijuana damages the young ,still forming teenage brain and Whereas marijuana negatively alters your motivation and Whereas smoking damages your lungs and Whereas marijuana use DOES tend to lead to other drugs uses and Whereas we are responsible people in a law abiding community, those laws being set by our duly elected officials in a open election and Whereas we are the parents of young children up to age 25 according to Obama then we ACCEPT as our parental responsibility to encourage our children to NOT SMOKE POT and as our personal responsibility to not SMOKE POT or BREAK the LAWS

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Posted by havenfunnsuninnc on 08/14/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Updated: Reports of Shot Fired at Crabtree Mall

Care to change your sensationalist headline since there has been no shooter caught, no evidence of shooting, no bullet casings or anything?

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Posted by neutrino on 08/13/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Durham Gets a New Online Radio Station in Troon, Which Will Focus on Recordings from Area Clubs Radyo Dinle

Posted by BStar on 08/13/2016 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The INDY's Tattoo Issue

how might facial Scarification imply the similar sense of the Spirit?

Posted by theseatree on 08/13/2016 at 12:07 AM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

So i just stumbled across this site and am flabbergasted at the delusional people that have commented on repealing the 2nd amendment and anything related to that. I can understand banning or extremely limiting certain guns in the hands of some people. But to just flat out ban guns altogether would be pointless. I'm not going to research the exact numbers on all the guns owned, the flat out 100% premeditated deaths by guns, or even the deaths by guns that weren't premeditated but i'll just give you an example or two. Chicago's death by guns is through the roof and how many of those are from LEGALLY owned? I'm going to go out on a limb and says its a VERY tiny number, i didn't research it but i'm not stupid, i understand generalities. France has a ban on guns and there has been absolutely no deaths related to guns there...OH WAIT...there has...and not just one instance of it in the recent past. Someone referenced going to France because of that particular ban, little good that's going to do you as you are little more than target practice and i'm sorry to say, unlike TV and movies where you see people hiding behind couches and stuff and bullets never hit you, it doesn't happen like that, so you can't just run and hide from someone with an AK-47, for instance. Ban all or specific calibers of ammo or make it very expensive, you say? People will still buy it, steal it, import it, make their own. Wait, ban imports of ammo? Yeah, just like drugs are illegal to import, it's not going to stop the major players. the little people can't arm themselves because they can't get/can't afford ammo, now the big players (i.e. gangs, mob, drug know, people who have access to illegal stuff all the time DESPITE the law) have all the power and you and i are just, you guessed it, target practice. I could go on and on and on and bore you to death with REAL STUFF and not even have to give you a single number because what im saying is, to the best of my knowledge, fairly accurate. Lastly, the Pulse nightclub. It's disgusting at how 1 person could have so much hate in them that they would go those extremes and kill that many people. And from what i heard, the guns he used were legally owned by him. Come to find out, after the fact, this guy had been on a watchlist, had issues with anger, his father supported the Taliban at some point in time, he himself praised ISIS and said it was for them BUT he had the guns legally. So, who dropped the ball there? The government? The people who actually sold him the guns/ammo? His wife, his father, his son? None of them, to an extent. The government had him in their sights but cleared him, probably through the rubber stamp method, or fear of hurting someone's feelings because he was of middle eastern origin and practiced Islam. This, most horrible act, was the fault of that waste of space who bought the guns, bought the ammo and senselessly carried out a senseless act. I don't agree with stereotyping people and hatred because of their race, nationality, creed, religion, etc but when was the last time you saw a christian, jew, buddhist, satanist carry out acts like these? Do not bother flaming me, i don't care if you are offended by what im saying, i dont judge anyone for any reason until they give me a reason to judge them, in other words, if you are a gay asian rapper who practices Islam, if you are happy with your life choices, im happy for you. But if you hate me because i don't practice Islam, i don't like rap music and i love my gun, then i don't want to get to know you. I don't hate you, i just don't need you in my life. All in all, if you think taking away people's rights to carry a gun will make you safer, you are sadly mistaken. Do the research with an unbiased mind and really see what happens in places where there are no guns, but do so with ALL the knowledge. Who lives in these places? Who migrates to these places? What religions are practiced and tolerated there? Tons of other questions you need to ask before you can get the whole picture.
I apologize if i went off on a tangent, i write from the heart and it often leads me in different directions. Just be smart and open-minded before you judge others and condemn yourself. Get the facts.

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Posted by MyGunItHasaFirstName on 08/12/2016 at 11:13 PM

Re: “If Mama ain't happy … The most honest News and Observer obit ever

It mentions her "only daughter," but two are listed in survivors. Hmmmm.....

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Posted by Deborah Nash on 08/12/2016 at 10:37 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

Catherine - it isn't journalistic practice to include an entire interview in a reported piece, nor is it an obligation to include an entire email correspondence. Carolyn Twetsen responded to my questions in paragraph form, very clearly and articulately, with the understanding that I would parse it into quotes to fit the article. Instead, I decided to use the meat of the email that emphasized the angle the story took. If you would like to email me, I can in turn ask Ms. Twetsen if I can share her entire email with you. Weaver Street Market did not make a public statement such as the one Durham Co-op made (which is linked in this story and partly included in yesterday's story).

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Posted by Victoria Bouloubasis on 08/12/2016 at 6:35 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

I believe the response that would cater to "affluent consumer demand" would be to only stock local or non-Driscoll berries which would be crazy expensive! Just vote with your dollars, people! It's not the store's job to dictate what people should or shouldnt buy.

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Posted by Liz 1 on 08/12/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “With Berries in Demand, Local Co-ops Won't Budge to Support Driscoll's Boycott

Victoria, Why didn't you post the whole letter carolyn wrote? You are not reporting the story fairly or unbiastly. Catherine Manone

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Posted by KiKi Manone on 08/12/2016 at 5:39 PM

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