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Re: “Erstwhile Raleigh Landmark Finch’s to Reopen in Durham in July

It's 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd.

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Posted by Allen Kennedy on 06/02/2017 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone

I was the drummer for the Screamin Cheetah Wheelies, and toured together in 93 when both bands' 1st cd came out. Kelley snd I worked on a side project after he left COL. He was incredibly talented and seemed troubled at the time, but I know he was trying to work on his emotional and spititual wellness. I still miss Kelley. He is one of many casualties of depression that I have known. l love the guy and pray for his daughter and family. T2

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Posted by Terry L Thomas on 06/02/2017 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

Late to the party here but I just had to thrown in my two cents... The little experience I've had with Justin was pretty negative. He's a loud, obnoxious, belligerent drunk who's greatest talent is clearing a room. You could watch people avoid him or leave when he would walk into a bar. I think he's the type of person that never takes responsibility for his actions and always has someone else to blame for his bad life choices. From what I've seen of him I have no doubt that he is capable of assault and he's such a sloppy drunk that he probably wouldn't even remember it. As far as his music goes, he has a knack for making catchy pop tunes that mimic whatever the trend is a the time but ultimately his work is derivative. I got dragged out to The Talk's first show and I thought they were a Strokes cover band.

Posted by KbAm on 06/01/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

Personally, I think you guys buried the lede: despite an overwhelming vote (11 - 2) by the planning commission and significant community opposition and the fact that this development clearly does not meet Durham's Unified Development Ordinance, there is still a chance the City Council will approve this development. Why?

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Posted by Howard Lander on 06/01/2017 at 3:17 PM

Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

After reading the article a couple of times, I still do not understand how the gentleman being gay has anything to do with what the flight crew did. No where in the article did it state that the flight crew did what they did because he is gay. The Independent should be more careful of what they print and not try to be a fake news sight.

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Posted by pauley98 on 06/01/2017 at 3:35 AM

Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

As a mother of a gay son, the only thing that I could think of is how I would have reacted to my son and grandson being detained in this way. What kind of training are United staff getting? Please persue this. This kind of behavior is unacceptable! I will speak to my husband about trading in our United Credit Card. I do not want to be associated with an organization that is this prejudice.

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Posted by Patricia Oliviero on 06/01/2017 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO PISSED OFF ABOUT A GROCERY STORE??? Is that seriously your headline? Thanks for doing your part to further marginalize a group of Durham families who have taken time out of their busy lives to educate themselves and get engaged in the political process. We're put in the position of having to defend the very guidelines that the City itself developed, and now with the vote before city council rapidly approaching, you publish this. It reads like a tabloid, focusing on social media spats over the actual issues, and with a headline that's nothing short of insulting. This is a serious issue, with real implications for the future of North Durham and for the city at large. I expected more from the INDY Week, and it's not a mistake I'll make again.

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Posted by Julia Monley Plourde on 05/31/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

i am offended by the expression "pissed off" in the title of the print edition. that was a very poor editorial decision. our neighborhood objections to this rezoning proposal are both sane and reasonable. we should not be portrayed as whiners ...

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Posted by Riverdave Owen on 05/31/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

I understand that the Indy needs to get people's attention to read its stories, which perhaps explains the lack of judgment in printing the patently sensational headline constructed for this article. Unfortunately, it not only misses the point and misleads readers, but it's insulting to those residents who are engaging in the local political process and standing up to defend Durham's Comprehensive Plan. A job, by the way, that should be the responsibility of city leaders.

Too bad you buried the lede in paragraph 58. This is what you should have focused on for this story: "It's clear this debate is about more than Publix, about more than even this thirty-acre project. It calls into question how the city should go about managing its growth and balancing policy with what people want."

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Posted by Aaron Plourde on 05/31/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

The title of your print version of this might better been "Why are local residents so strongly against this zoning change?" or "Why are developers who want to build commercial trying to change residential zoning?" I am opposed to the zoning change. I want to keep our part of Durham residential.. I do my best to refrain from using language such as "pissed off" and I wish the Indy had not used it as it does not represent me, an opponent to the zoning change. A title is so powerful.

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Posted by Riojosie McNeil on 05/31/2017 at 8:35 PM
Posted by Neels on 05/31/2017 at 5:47 PM

Re: “After Being Detained at RDU Under Suspicion of Being a Predator, a Local Gay Dad Is Fighting Back

Although I appreciate that Flight Attendants are so observant, this flight staff pilot included did nothing to alleviate the misconception. A simple look at the flight manifest would have rendered the question of parenthood moot. A simple question from the flight attendant, Is this your son? Hes very well behaved, etc might have opened the conversation and belayed any concerns. But, instead, the flight crew *assumed* the worst and acted inappropriately and with prejudice. The airline should be sued.

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Posted by NCSilverBear on 05/31/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Trump’s New USDA Pick Is Making It Harder for N.C. Farmers to Survive

While I hate to see local/small farmers get hurt, the problem that could eliminate it would be to stop the grants for housing, internet, businesses, etc. Appears, once again, the government has used $$ to overreach into areas that are not directly related to the original goal. Mis-appropriation of government grants (taxpayers' $$) is usually the culprit. Redirecting funds back to the farmers would probably keep this from happening.

Posted by Barbara 2 on 05/31/2017 at 3:24 PM
Posted by Barbara 2 on 05/31/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Trump Makes Up Word, Raleigh Shop Immortalizes the Gaffe

Here's my impression, Jon. I'll say this having done no research: I think the @POTUS account is government owned, therefore making the @realDonaldTrump account his own...? That's my guess.

Posted by Sam McFarlane on 05/31/2017 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Trump Makes Up Word, Raleigh Shop Immortalizes the Gaffe

Trump deleted his tweet? I thought that was illegal (not that its stopped him), since his tweets are now official Presidential records, and thus become owned & controlled by the the U.S. National Archives.

Posted by Jon Howell on 05/31/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Orange County Schools May Finally Ban the Confederate Flag from School Property

Chris, this sort of disingenuousness is tiresome. Of course they are not the same. However, symbols and language work tightly together to effect behavior. Ever heard of the advertising industry? Why do you think that they spend the $$ on symbols and language to affect consumer behavior? My question to you is, what motivates you to deny the connection? It's curious.

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Posted by raro on 05/31/2017 at 1:35 PM

Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

The founding fathers intended that all adults 18-40 be armed with the weapons of a light infantry soldier. The purpose is the protect citizens from tyranny. Like Switzerland and Israel every adult should be armed as light infantry.

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Posted by Vernon Robinson on 05/31/2017 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Orange County Schools May Finally Ban the Confederate Flag from School Property

I have no idea why progressives equate symbols or language with violence...
They are not the same.

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Posted by Chris Weaver on 05/31/2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Inside the Guess and Latta Road Rezoning Fight That Has Set a North Durham Neighborhood on Edge

Correction: The North Durham Quality Development Association website www.ndqda.com was online and running long before the North River Village website went up.
https://whois.net/
ndqda.com Creation Date: 31-aug-2015
northrivervillagenc.com Creation Date: 04-nov-2015

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Posted by Ren Kay on 05/31/2017 at 10:53 AM

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