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Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

This is the first time I have listened to the mayor's speech in it's entirety and I agree with him. I say this as a direct descendant of North Carolina slave owners; great grandfathers and great uncles that participated in the Confederacy both as citizens, military officers and regular soldiers. The time has come for North Carolina to move on from its shameful past by removing the statues across our state.

Posted by David L Munden on 05/24/2017 at 9:29 PM

Re: “The Mayor of New Orleans Explains Why North Carolina’s Monuments to White Supremacy Need to Come Down

In front of the Pitt County, Greenville, NC courthouse is a monument that honored/celebrated the county's dead soldiers by segregating their names with the word ""colored."". That word was removed along with a Confederate flag that flew over the town commons in the early 80s. Some call these actions a sanitizing of history. We should never forget our government's relationship with violence, hypocrisy and ignorance towards its own citizens.

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Posted by Glenn Maughan on 05/23/2017 at 5:11 PM
Posted by MichaelEdits on 05/19/2017 at 5:42 PM
Posted by RKlem on 05/19/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Common Ground Theatre Is Gone, But Some of Its Resources and Its Role Live on in Walltown Children's Theatre

Thanks for the nice article and acknowledgement, Byron. I would like to put a gentle dedication out to my father, Peter Klem, who gave Common Ground the initial $20000 loan (interest free!) for most of that equipment. Common Ground ALMOST paid off that debt by the time he passed away last October. But it was his single generous contribution that made CGT possible and I am very happy to have his legacy continue at Children's Walltown Theatre. Thanks, Peter Klem, for being a great supporter of the arts.

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Posted by RKlem on 05/19/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Updated: Thom Tillis Collapses, Taken Away in Ambulance, Says He’s Fine

Remember this when you vote on healthcare, Sen. Tillis.

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Posted by StarSword on 05/17/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Updated: Thom Tillis Collapses, Taken Away in Ambulance, Says He’s Fine

Per USAToday:
"Hey everybody, I'm fine," he said in a video posted on his Twitter account. "Just running about two and a half miles and got overheated."

He said there was no CPR or special measures administered on him, contrary to some reports.

"See you back on the Hill," he said.

C'mon, Thom... I am relieved that a sitting Senator did not just keel over permanently, but I think it would be best for the state and country if you resigned for, ummm, health reasons... yeah, health reasons.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 05/17/2017 at 10:11 AM
Posted by jcfl3631@yahoo.com on 05/17/2017 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Morning Roundup: Trump Shares Classified Intel With Russia

How is an so-called 'openly held' meeting where no American press were allowed to be present - be the venue where DJT divulges allied intel to its enemy be considered 'moral'? - http://hub.me/albFo

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Posted by ptosis theseus on 05/16/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “In Exclusive Interview, Richard Burr Says He’s Interviewed 30 Witnesses, Won’t Turn Senate Russia Probe into a Witch Hunt

Not to worry. This conspiracy about Russia electing Trump will be over soon. What I am most interested in, regarding the Russia connection, is the $$ Hillary made by selling 20% of our uranium to them, and the millions Podesta got from them when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats want to continue on the Russian rail, this is going to be exposed big time.

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Posted by Barbara 2 on 05/14/2017 at 11:40 AM

Re: “The N.C. Senate Overrides Cooper's HB 467 Veto, Hog-Farm-Protection Bill is Law

Simply "close your eyes and imagine the smell of sausage and eggs " . So that's how State Rep Dixon responds to grave concerns and effects on humans caused by billion dollar hog industry factory farm floating feces ?
Simply...... Follow The Money !

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Posted by goldenruler1 on 05/14/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “In Exclusive Interview, Richard Burr Says He’s Interviewed 30 Witnesses, Won’t Turn Senate Russia Probe into a Witch Hunt

Senator Burr has surprised me with his (apparent) even-handedness with this investigation. I hope he's being sincere when he says he'll follow the investigation wherever it leads. I would still prefer to see an Independent Commission and/or Special Prosecutor, but at least Burr seems to be doing his job. This is perhaps the most important and troubling investigation of my lifetime, so I hope Senator Burr will continue to eschew partisanship in favor of pursuing the truth.

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Posted by thisniss on 05/13/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Movie Review: In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Guy Ritchie Gets Medieval on Our Collective Asses

I thought it was a great movie. The acting was believable, special effects were good, story was balanced and the music was so powerful and haunting. I loved it. One of my fav action movies.

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Posted by Cat Jackson on 05/12/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

FONCitizen - But interestingly enough, the Mayor appointed Brad Johnson as her pick and he was previously an officer for a CAC. So he should not have been qualified according to the Council's rules.

Posted by Carole Meyre on 05/11/2017 at 12:18 AM

Re: “With Charles Meeker’s Blessing, N.C. Conservation Network Development Director Nicole Stewart Announces Bid for Raleigh City Council

Let's hope that she doesn't get captured by the "Parking Deck Density" pro-development shills. What we need is walkable urbanism and great neighborhoods, not stackable suburbanism and drive-in "density"

Posted by Betsy Kane on 05/10/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

Replacing CACs with scripted meetings run by a Kafkaesque "Burea of Government Engagement" is poor governance at its best. And the way it was set up by the mayor reveals a thinly hidden agenda of reducing avenues of criticism for councilors, city staff and developers. As others have pointed out, with a 12% turnout for Raleigh's municipal elections, if anything the focus should be on improving this abysmal performance.

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Posted by citizenshame on 05/10/2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Raleigh Votes to Establish a Community Engagement Board, Which Critics Worry Will Take Power Away from Citizens Advisory Councils

The numbers quoted by the mayor are not correct. There are 6000 people on the CAC e-mail lists. The turnout at CAC's could be much greater if the city truly supported citizen engagement but it does almost nothing to promote them. CAC chairs are just a group of volunteers who care deeply for their communities. They cannot do extensive outreach. I'd like to reference that only between 12-15% of Raleigh's citizens show up to VOTE once every 2 years so it's important to keep that in mind when talking about engagement. I went to EVERY task force meeting. They have some good ideas but this is a very complex subject and definitely needs some professional guidance. The CAC's are a very important way for citizens to have their voice heard, ESPECIALLY in rezonings that directly affect people's quality of life.

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Posted by Apache101 on 05/09/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

When you get to the edge of a cliff and the fall looks dangerous most people change direction. It seems like NC voters believe they can fly if their elected official says don't believe what you see, The Fall is not there.

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Posted by Nork on 05/08/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “N.C. Brewery Wicked Weed Purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Dammit.

I think the issue here is why this is happening. Why is an international company buying up mid-sized craft breweries? I recommend that you read this article. http://goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2017/5/5/watch-the-hands-not-the-cards-the-magic-of-megabrew

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Posted by Tim Harper on 05/08/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger on Pre-existing Conditions: If You Have One, Find a New State

Do you guys also want to be able to purchase car insurance after you're in an accident? What about life insurance after someone dies? Sound fair?

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Posted by Kyle 1 on 05/06/2017 at 10:46 PM

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