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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

McFarlane fundraiser kicks off 2015 Raleigh election year

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:20 AM

It's never NOT an election year in Raleigh given that congressional elections are every even-numbered year and, in between, every odd-numbered year has elections for two-year terms on the Raleigh City Council. McFarlane on Indy coverThus, 2015 is a Raleigh election year, and Mayor Nancy McFarlane is running again as evidenced by today's invitation to her fundraiser March 18 at the Southland Ballroom. Yes, you can be a sponsor for $2,000 or a cheapskate sponsor for $250 and still make it into the sponsors' reception. Or, just pay $50 for a ticket and you get to listen to Chatham County...

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Dix Park: The Deal is Done

Posted By on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane were all smiles this afternoon as they announced that the state will sell the 308-acre Dorothea Dix Hospital tract to the city for $52 million. They announced the deal in a packed ballroom at the Governor's Mansion — to great applause. IndyWeek file photo by Lissa GotwalsDix Hospital landMcCrory said the sale and development of the land as a destination park will help Raleigh become the showcase state capital everyone in North Carolina should want. McFarlane called the deal "truly a win-win" for both sides and said the park will help spur...

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