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Re: “Derek Walker remembered

Wow I didn't know this young man, but my heart is so heavy for his family, I know he was a wonderful man, I can tell by all the wonderful comments and his smile is to die for. May god bless and keep his son and family. He died on my son's 43rd birthday.

Posted by Shelly Jones on 11/15/2016 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Photo Journal: Nighttime scenes while running through alleys in Durham

That is the alley off of Holland Street behind The Durham hotel, not Foster.

Posted by Donald Woolley on 11/18/2015 at 2:14 PM

Re: “Derek Walker remembered

I had just seen Derek Sunday night and spoken to him on Monday morning before all of this took place... I was shocked that this had happened. While other choose to point fingers and try to blame I will keep it positive and my personal thougts to myself and just say that he is now with God and is much better in his care. I will also continue to pray for his family espcially his mother and son who he talked about and loved so much. RIP Derek you are truly missed by all!
Jasmine M

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Posted by JAM on 09/17/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Derek Walker remembered

That was my "Friend" I may say and there isn't many people I can say that about . It saddens me to know that this happened and never would I had thought this would of happened to such a GREAT person my heart goes out to His Son & mother and I want THEM TO KNOW THAT DERRICK ( my friend) WAS A VERY LOVING AND COMICAL MAN.. I ❤️ U MAN

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Posted by Unique T Adams on 09/17/2015 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Black Santa: It's no big deal

Love that this option is available to parents and children of all ethnicities. I have large community page on Facebook for collectors of Black Santa memorabilia - if you want to come to Charlotte - I would love to help. Also check out our page, Black Santa Collectors at

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Posted by Margo Steward Scurry on 12/16/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “It's legal: gay marriage in North Carolina

Yeah, Hurrah, Yippee- I’s about time that NC woke up and realized Love is Love!!! All throughout the bible that many southerners like to thump on, it states the importance of loving one another, as most important. It also says ,Do NOT judge, that is God’s job on “Judgement Day”. I am a proud Christian and I couldn’t be happier for the happy, newly married couples. May God Bless and shower grace upon them throughout their marriages. Oh Happy Day!!!

Posted by peaceluvr on 11/23/2014 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Photo journal: Another cyclist dies

As a human being, you are obligated to not kill another human. Getting behind the wheel of a car does not absolve you from that obligation. Simple as that.

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Posted by 3ZKL on 11/21/2014 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Photo journal: Another cyclist dies

These are all very tragic accidents. When bicycles have so much going against them wrt cars, like: (1) car drivers often don't see them, (2) the cars are moving at much different speeds than the bicycles, and (3) the cyclists often need to be in the lane that cars anticipate being in and often need to be in so as to be safe, then what do you have? A recipe for disaster. And when the inevitable occurs, the cyclist loses that physics battle.

I love bicycles but they and the cars don't mix well on the road and never will because they can't. Ride at your own risk.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 11/19/2014 at 9:11 PM

Re: “It's legal: gay marriage in North Carolina

Back then if you wanted to see two women or two men actually make passionate love to each other in public you had to go see it in an "X" Rated Movie. That was then. This is now. Everything is out in the open. What's next?

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Posted by rgj5366 on 10/22/2014 at 5:12 PM

Re: “It's legal: gay marriage in North Carolina

Well done!

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Posted by jdkees on 10/15/2014 at 7:04 PM

Re: “It's legal: gay marriage in North Carolina

Very happy that same sex marriage can now happen in NC. Very happy, too, that that trumped- up, low-primary-turnout-based May of 2012 vote for the marriage amendment to NC's constitution has been pretty much deemed null-and-void.

Man, I am so happy, that, even in a strange way, I am pleased to learn that Berger and Tillis will continue to pursue overturning the recent pro-SSM rulings in the courts. Why? Because they will no doubt eventually lose their case, and, in so losing, their entire effort will be spotlighted as another mean-spirited and regressive action to moved the state backwards, to disrespect the civil rights of a substantive segment of the state's citizenry, and to misspend state taxpayer dollars on an already lost legal cause and on private Republican-leaning lawyers and law firms.

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Posted by Mick Voiland on 10/15/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Summer breeze

@AH1 - Alex, this is my first time seeing your photo and you are correct that our images are similar. I've shot fireworks from that public deck a lot this year, and there have been many other photographers there. I am surprised I haven't seen you up there. Hopefully our paths will cross one day somewhere in Durham.

Posted by Justin Cook on 07/20/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Summer breeze

Justin's first photo in this series bears a striking resemblance to a picture I made a year ago:

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Posted by AH1 on 07/18/2014 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Living and thriving with ADHD

Mike Gingerich: Thanks for sharing that stat. I am glad you brought up that discrepancy as I have seen wide ranging percentages of that exact data point. Seems troubling that there may not even be concrete data about our ADHD.

Posted by Heat Packin' Journo on 03/22/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Living and thriving with ADHD

Nice story, Justin. You describe well the struggles we ADHD'ers go through. One point: most studies on the continuation of symptoms into adulthood give figures between 50-75% not the 8% you state.

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Posted by Mike Gingerich on 03/21/2014 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Trash or treasure?

Damn, I'd take any one of those cars. They're all in better shape than what I'm driving now.

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Posted by Perry on 02/12/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Derek Walker remembered

I knew him personally went to high school with him, and I do say the justi system had a major part to play in it, we alway put our black men down for not taking care of thier kids, but make it hard in the ones that really want to be there. I've seen it personally, my fiancé has not seen his son in years but his son's mother drags him and out of court for child support, when we have repeatedly ask to see the child, I heard the judge myself say myself and i quote " WE DON'T DO CUSTODY HEARING IN THUS COURT" alot of bitter use children as pawns and everybody acts like it's a secret. We seem to loose focus as a society and forget about the best interest of the child, as an early childhood educator I see it all the time, one week dad can pick up the kids, one week later he can't because the momma mad at dad, something has to be done, This should be an eye opener, He was a good man who loved his son, I know I would go crazy to if I was loosing my kids right before my eyes,

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Posted by nanahairqueen on 02/03/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “N.C. State's Hunt Library

Hunt and D .H. Hill Libraries at N.C. State

They're doing great things at Hunt Library and on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, but in supplying this new library, the anchoring, multi-disciplinary D.H. Hill Library should not be stripped of its holdings in mathematics and the natural sciences.

Math and science are important to all fields of education, not just engineering and technology areas, but also to the social sciences, humanities and the arts.

Here's hoping Independent will look into the disturbing recent developments at D.H. Hill, one of the finest all-around university libraries in the entire state of North Carolina.

Also, it is troubling to read in N.C. State's own campus Technician newspaper and elsewhere that UNC System libraries are facing substantial and even drastic budget cuts across the board, including the loss of staff personnel and reduced hours of operation.

D.H. Hill Library at N.C. State has the best hours of any public library in North Carolina, but this may not be the case in the future if the UNC Board of Governors fails to act to protect all UNC System libraries from unreasonable and unjustifiable budgetary slashing.

David P. McKnight

Posted by David McKnight on 01/15/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “N.C. State's Hunt Library

As cool as this library is, the best part is that the students and professors love it!

Posted by AnnaBall Hodge on 01/08/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Jesus "Chuy" Huerta's family delivers petition to justice department

There's a lot of misinformation, assumptions and jumping to conclusions surrounding this case. There are a lot of questions that remain to be answered. Was Huerta not properly frisked? How did the gun manage to escape the officers detection? In a scramble to remove the gun during transport was it mistakenly fired? Was Huerta attempting to ditch the gun in the back of the cruiser or attempting to harm the officer or himself? Attempting to handle a gun with your hands cuffed behind your back seems like an accident waiting to happen. We'll never know the intent of Huerta. We just won't. To presume DPD deliberately shot the victim seems a bit much and not inline with what little facts have been released. It seems like this is a horrible accident in which an officer failed to detect a weapon held by a teenager that should have never had the weapon in the first place. To polarize the matter and make it a race or socio-economic issue just doesn't seem fitting.

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Posted by patrickm07 on 12/24/2013 at 10:35 AM

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