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Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

Process to find a matching donor? What if someone was willing to donate a kidney?

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Posted by Tracie Driver on 01/05/2018 at 5:34 PM

Re: “New State Law Means Raleigh City Council's Zoning Decisions Could Come Back to Haunt Them

"...and Senator Norman W. Sanderson, representing Carter, Craven, and Pimlico counties"

Pimlico is a racetrack in Maryland... Pamlico is a county in NC.
TN, KY, OK, MT (maybe some others) have a Carter County, but NC has Carteret County.

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Posted by Rich Elkins on 01/05/2018 at 10:40 AM

Re: “And the Finalists for the Vacant Durham City Council Seat Are ...

Please contact Your councilman in support if shiela ann Huggins.

Posted by Mike Levine on 01/04/2018 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Wildin Acosta Ordered Deported, But Plans to Appeal

Deport this dude! you lying about the MS 13 threat. Its simple u came here because of economic reason and u married a US citizen bec you know this is an alternative way to fool the immigration system.

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Posted by Lilie White on 01/04/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

My sweet little Charly,
My mind takes me back to the days when you were at the daycare center at Union Chapel with me.. I was Director at the center, your mom brought you in .She went on and on about how and why she named you Charly..I thought that was so unique. She was so proud of you and all of your accomplishments even as a little child .We knew that God had great things in store for you..Thank God that she lived long enough to see you accomplish a lot of those goals.. mom has not truly gone she is in the eye of the beholder.. look in the mirror ,she is still here in part in you Charly.. wherever you go, whatever you do,,,...look in the mirror.
Baby,,soar like an Eagle to the heights that God has planned for you,,, you will never be alone in any of your endeavors,,God can be the wind beneath your wings....
Your adversities will be your testamony one day.
Love you, Alice Jacobs Cummings

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Posted by Alice Cummings on 01/04/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

I admire you as a human being and as a singer. You are one of the most courageous person i have ever met... A peaceful singer soldier ! Can wait to be on stage with you again.

All my love to you,

Rmi.

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Posted by Rémi Charmasson on 01/04/2018 at 5:16 AM

Re: “You Don't Need a Storefront to Run a Popular Bakery, But a Wood-Burning Oven Helps

Strong Arm Baking is the BEST! We are so thrilled and proud to have them in Oxford. Entrepreneurs like Julia and Thomas Blaine are making the difference for small towns like ours.

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Posted by Jackie Sergent on 01/03/2018 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Here Are 18 Things We Want to See Happen in 2018

Might add for alternate weeklies to finally since it is 2018 should be a part of the N.C. Press Association Monopoly Public Notice Protection Act. All you need to do is take PAID out of state law. Will you fight the Goliath lobbyist at N.C. Press Association? This is a no brained to fight this but not seeing much movement the alternate weeklies.

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Posted by triadwatch on 01/03/2018 at 10:25 PM

Re: “The Disruption on the New Raleigh City Council Is a Blast from the Past

This article is ridiculous. Since when do all the councilors have to vote for committee's just because that's who the mayor wants. Didn't we elect the individual councilors to make decisions independently of anyone else? The mayor is not a dictator. I'm glad we have councilors that will stand strong and vote how their conscience tells them to.

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Posted by Apache101 on 01/03/2018 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

As far as I know, there is no permit available to commit crimes against persons or property. Arrests for drunken and disorderly behavior, or disturbing the peace are subject to the discretion of the officers at the scene. If Duke students are involved, we know that how they are dealt with depends on the relative wealth and influence of their parents.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/03/2018 at 6:54 PM

Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

My dearest darling Charley,
The words you breathe are themselves an endearing melody. May God envelope you with his love as you embark on a journey that will undoubtedly propel you to unimaginable heights! I love and adore you; always know your mothers spirit is the very essence of the woman God is preparing you to be. You are love and LOVED! I cant wait to hear your upcoming album!

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Posted by Darlene Holmes Ransom on 01/03/2018 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

So, what happens when Duke wins a national championship and a crowd of 51 fans spill out of their downtown beer joints and engage in "a public display of sentiment for or against a person or cause? Will the Sheriff then start arresting folks for disturbing the peace? I do not like the idea of the Sheriff having the authority to pass such judgements. Crimes against persons or property are crimes and should be acted against, whether or not a proper permit to display sentiment has been granted within the specified time period.

Posted by Taylor Jarnagin on 01/03/2018 at 4:20 PM

Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

Your resilience is a passion people long for, yet many couldn't wear your moccasins for a moment. I'm so proud to know you and am grateful for all that you have done. #LumbeeStrong

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Posted by Sayward Locklear on 01/03/2018 at 3:12 PM

Re: “In Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant, Charly Lowry Takes a New Look at Her Life's Work

Charly,
You are the sweetest angel I have ever met. You brought a spark to me I had not felt in many years. Your strength, compassion, and purity is amazing.
You are a prophet .
You are a leader .
You are Charly .

Your friend,
Harmony, Duane's cousin

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Posted by Harmony Whitman on 01/03/2018 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Over Their Own Staff’s Objection, Wake Commissioners Move Forward With a $23 Million Park

does Fuquay-varina lack open space? Calabrias should have recused himself.

Posted by margaretS on 01/03/2018 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Indictments in Wake Register of Deeds Scandal Charge Laura Riddick with Embezzling $926,615

So theres another million missing and no one knows where it went? Or whos got it?

Posted by margaretS on 01/03/2018 at 1:39 PM

Re: “A New Thrift store at the Scrap Exchange Might Seem Redundant, But It’s Good for the Future of the Nonprofit—And the Triangle

Just to be clear, TROSA Thrift Store does still have to pay to dispose of many items that are unsellable. While we do our best to try to have zero waste, through the methods described in the article, there are still some items that are broken or soiled and not in a condition to sell or even give away. Some items that come to us are only appropriate for the dump, as detailed in this story: http://abc11.com/society/charities-spendin…

We've worked closely with The Scrap Exchange and others to minimize waste, and are excited for their new store and our continued collaboration. Congratulations to the Scrap Exchange, and I'm personally excited for when the books get moved into the new space!

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Posted by Jeff Stern on 01/03/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “North Hills Neighborhood's Bid to Lessen Density Will Have Public Hearing, Council Agrees

NIMBYism will kill any future chance for this city to be anything more than just a mini-charlotte

Posted by Dave9401 on 01/03/2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Durham's Sheriff Wants to Put a Stop to Spontaneous Protests on County Property

I'm in favor of the Sheriff doing his job - that's what we pay him to do. Sworn officers do have some discretion in making arrests for misdemeanors and, in our community at least, they seem to handle such situations evenhandedly. IMO, the Sheriff has the wherewithal under existing statutes to keep the peace. The additional ordinance desired by the Sheriff that further restricts peaceful assembly is not needed and would create the potential to obviate First Amendment rights merely for the convenience of the Sheriff.

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Posted by Bernard Baruch on 01/02/2018 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Global Warming Could Be Part of the Reason N.C. Is So Damn Cold Right Now. (Seriously.)

Yes, there are natural cycles, no that's not what's happening today.

This graph shows CO2 for the last 800,000 years, the spike on the right hand side is us, that started with the industrial revolution when we started dumping massive amounts of carbon into our atmosphere:
scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/wp-content/plugins/sio-bluemoon/graphs/co2_800k.png

You can see the natural Milankovitch cycles at work (Milankovitch cycles are caused by changes in the sun's energy, called 'insolation'.).

Now look at the spike on the right side - you can see it looks nothing like those natural cycles. That spike is us, it begins at the start industrial revolution ~1800, which is when we started dumping massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Note that it's both a bigger than theMilankovitch cycles AND the rate of change is much faster.

You can see very clearly what natural CO2 cycles look like, and you can just as clearly see that the spike in the last 300 years is nothing like the previous, natural cycles.

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Posted by Steve Oh on 01/02/2018 at 11:33 PM

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