I live downtown and am very aware of the issue of the homeless here in Raleigh. There are definitely those downtown that got kicked out of Dix and have serious mental issues. But by and far, the majority of them are simply bums. You can tell the difference. They are very aware of their surroundings and some are quite intelligent. Most of them actually have places to live whether its a family or friend, just ask them. The part that annoys me about all of it is this:
"They know us, they remember who we are and they feed us," Shaw said. "What else can we do for food? Steal? I'm not going to jail."
I really hate to hit on the rhetoric, but seriously... get a job. Raleigh has many job opportunities and lots of local businesses that will hire anyone as long as they are a hard worker, and live a clean life.
These people have many resources they can turn to in order to get a job and get help figuring out there life. The missions, the churchs, the city, they all have programs that are free to public to help in getting a job and getting housing.
I don't feel bad about them not having a free hot meal delivered to them every weekend anymore.
If they want to be bums, thats fine... but Raleigh has the right to say, "Not in our city." to a degree.
One of the best music venues in CH by far. Definitely an intimate setting and a wide variety of acts.
I really hope if this place sells it goes to someone who keeps to its roots.
where does it state that Solomon Davidson is a known pseudonym of Michael Carmichael? do you have references for this or are you just blowing hot air trying to discredit solid information that he provided?
Making insulting remarks about the citizens you represent isn't the best way to stay in office there Thom.
This was a really well written article Emily. I love your writing style.
Dianne, this article has nothing to do with the UNC administration ignoring rape... why are you even bring that into this thread? While your point is valid, it's off topic. Please take your personal crusade elsewhere.
How is this a "food feature"? Is this dancer opening a restaurant where the readers of this magazine can taste his culinary cuisine? No he is not. This is not a food feature. This is a "friend of whoever wrote this article and can cook beyond microwave meals to get more press feature". This is horrible journalism and when the editor looked at this piece did they honestly think this would interest its readers? What is to be learned here? This article presents more facts that would interest a ballet enthusiast than a regular run of the mill foodie. The only thing worth anything in this article is the recipe on the sidebar which is your regular run of the mill berry and nut type salad recipe my girlfriend made for me when she was in college with a twist.
Where is the article about any of the new restaurants or brewery's that have opened up in the past month? Something that could be described as a "food feature" to the foodies of Raleigh. We don't need write ups of your friends personal cooking skills, we need actual tangible information about the food culture of Raleigh. My personal kitchen skills as well as your friends kitchen skills are not included in that culture and it should remain that way, no matter how famous they are.
Get it together Jill. Let's see some real journalism for the public.
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