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Re: “For the Last Five Months, Pastor Jose Chicas Has Been Hiding from ICE Inside a Durham Religious Center

Is he actually a pastor? Is his sanctuary actually a church?

Inquiring minds

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Posted by MJKopechne on 11/16/2017 at 10:44 PM

Re: ““I Am Human, I Am Black and I Am Fed Up”: UNC Trustees Hear Public Comments on Silent Sam

The Slap in the face is done by these protesters to the people who worked tirelessly to fund and provide this university. They should study the history. Shame on them for not appreciating what has been done for them!
Leave the monument alone. The statue honors our dead who fought for our independence. These protesters can put up their own monument instead of tearing ours down. They are judging 150 years ago just like it is today. Slavery was 200 years old in the South then and was LEGAL!

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Posted by Josephine Bass on 11/16/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “The Chelsea Theater, the Last Old-School Art Cinema Standing in Chapel Hill, Might Close at the End of the Year

The Chelsea Theatre has to be saved! Chapel Hill and the Triangle would be greatly diminished without it. Other theatres, including and maybe even especially Silverspot, are way too focused on blockbusters. The Chelsea fills an important niche, and there are undoubtedly ways to make sure it remains a financially sustainable operation. A membership program, film clubs or community funding model (selling "shares"), for example.

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Posted by Jonathan H on 11/16/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Will the Felony Charges Against Defend Durham Demonstrators Be Dropped?

Sounds like vigilantism to me. But at least it should take any supporter out of consideration for Steve Schewel's seat. Assuming there are some adults in the PA.

Oops, didn't the earlier version of this story name the supporters? Now that seems to have disappeared??

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Posted by MJKopechne on 11/15/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Will the Felony Charges Against Defend Durham Demonstrators Be Dropped?

People's tribunal?

Posted by John Trololo on 11/15/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “What’s the First Thing You Think of When You See Raleigh’s New Logo?

You interviewed and photographed eight people about the new Raleigh logo, and only 2 of them are Raleigh residents? That seems pretty silly.

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Posted by frgyandres on 11/15/2017 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Newly Reelected Mayor Nancy McFarlane Grapples With the Fact that Large Swaths of Raleigh Feel Left Behind

Just remember, the principal driving force behind Raleigh Union Station as we now know it has been NCDOT, not the City. NCDOT quietly rescued the project from an overly ambitious scope originally given by Mitchell Silver; the original scope was DOA. NCDOT also drove the change in site. Yes, the City put money into the project (as did NCDOT), but it's rewriting history to suggest that the City gets top billing in the credits.

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Posted by ct on 11/15/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “What’s the First Thing You Think of When You See Raleigh’s New Logo?

Looks like "weed". Will we be the next Colorado?

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Posted by Bud Light on 11/15/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Durham County Jail Provider Correct Care Solutions Faces Scrutiny

I am trying to get answers to. About my brother death in Durham county jail am just read all this story's it's sad very sad .November 2017

Posted by Tenisa Ruffin on 11/15/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “The Farm Labor Organizing Committee Sues Governor Cooper on Behalf of Farmworkers, Saying a New State Law Is Discriminatory

Hey maybe you farmers will stop voting for Republicans in the GA... They are the people that actually write these laws...

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Posted by twatts1000 on 11/15/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “With the Rosebuds, Ivan Howard Inspired a Generation of Triangle Musicians. So Where Did He Go?

I spotted Ivan at Pie Pushers before the Bon Iver show in Durham this past Monday night and wondered what he had been up to. Good to know that he's putting out new music. I'll be looking forward to hearing it.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 11/15/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Support group Straight Talk helps families of prisoners

Im looking for a support group I'm in desperate need to be with moms with incarcerated sons please I'm afraid on antidepressants continous worry has cause havoc to my body mind and soul please anyone direct me to a group that meets

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Posted by Diana Brooks on 11/15/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “District Attorney: Felony Charges Remain Against Defend Durham Protesters

Could you write about some rational people occasionally??

And Pierce thinks he should be appointed to our City Council.

Hope there are some adults in the PA with courage. I regret to have to say Durham needs them.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 11/14/2017 at 10:29 PM

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

This might have been a close call amid Wake's many needs, but Commissioners Calabria, Burns, Portman, and Hutchinson surely made the right long-term decision.

Ask yourself this: Which large urban metro area anywhere has *too much* park land?

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Posted by Leanne Sigmon on 11/14/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Some examples of Lumbee dialect

One of my maternal greats was also a Lumbee set upon the Trail, as I understand it. Is there a way to check into this information? Her appearance is definitely that of a mixed race Native American in her photos, so she fits the Lumbee description, or that of Croatan. How can we get this documented? I can't find anything of her birth - just her marriage to a white man in Oklahoma and the histories told down through the generations.

Posted by Robin F Smith Alwine on 11/14/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

Upward mobility in Wake County is worse than most places in the country. Why is that? If we look at how this town has grown over the last 15 years, there are many avenues to channel the blame. But what makes me sick to my stomach is how whats happening to poor and black people in Raleigh is no different than any other state where democrats hold the power. Look at Chicago! One of the largest municipality budgets in the country, but yet over 50% of the men in the city cant find work. What else is there for them to do, but survive any way they can? These democratic ran cities know what theyre doing and they know they are neglecting the development of it citizens. They would rather see us being needing and receiving entitlements than self sufficient and no longer suckling. They see us as liabilities and until we let that register in our heads and seek out political support, where ever it be, to get the help we need to make sure more people are able to survivor and THRIVE, we are just as much at fault. The democratic party has used and abused us far too long! At this point, what do we have to lose?

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/14/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

Upward mobility in Wake County is worse than most places in the country. Why is that? If we look at how this town has grown over the last 15 years, there are many avenues to channel the blame. But what makes me sick to my stomach is how whats happening to poor and black people in Raleigh is no different than any other state where democrats hold the power. Look at Chicago! One of the largest municipal budgets in the country, but yet over 50% of the men in the city cant find work. What else is there for them to do, but survive any way they can? These democratic ran cities know what theyre doing and they know they are neglecting the development of it citizens. They would rather see us being And until we let that register in our heads and seek out political support, where ever it be, to get the resources we need to make sure more people are able to survivor and THRIVE, we are just as much at fault. The democratic party has used and abused us far too long! At this point, what do we have to lose?

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/14/2017 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Bad News for Big Pork: A Federal Court Rules That the Murphy-Brown Nuisance Lawsuits Can Go to Trial

Republicans fit snuggly in the pockets of Big Business Corp. People should vote this vermine out of office.

Posted by Tony D on 11/14/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

"...a transportation system that works, a world-class educational system, and what he termed our unsurpassed quality of life.

"All of these are so important because, in todays economy, talented professionals can and will go anywhere that these three are abundant and strong..."

Sig's comments suggests that Wake County prefers "Talented Professionals' and all others are a after thought, need not live here. We have to change our mind set. We don't need to another layer added to our already challenging layers based on race, nationality, sexuality, etc. Pitting Talented Professionals against everyone else is why the Raleigh's 2017 election map is so binary and depressing.

Everyone wants and deserves a transportation system that works, a world-class educational system, and what he termed our unsurpassed quality of life and we should show the utmost respect for anyone who works hard every day at their craft whether the craft is digging a ditch or deciphering the genetic codes. As the bible describes each and everyone of us, dust thou art and dust thou shall return.

The irony of this whole idea of growing by 67 people daily is also a doomsday clock, we will grow by 67 people daily until we can not absorb them any more then the reverse will happen. We exercise no control on the former nor the latter and only history will measure how wise we were not to exercise control over the former.

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Posted by Dan Coleman on 11/14/2017 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Sig Hutchinson: If Wake Stops Investing in Schools and Transportation, It Will Slip Off Those Best-Places-to-Live Lists

DID YOU READ IT? IT ACKNOWLEDGES THE HOUSING DISPARITY AND FOOD ISSUES. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE ARTICLE IS VIEWING RALEIGH AS A WHOLE. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. PLEASE READ IT AGAIN WITHOUT YOUR BLINDERS ON.

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Posted by JerrryG on 11/14/2017 at 12:37 PM

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