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Re: “Alamance County’s Notorious Sheriff Hurt His Shin, and He Wants an Anti-Confederate Protester from Durham to Pay for It

Bar-on assaulted an officer of the law. He is lucky to be alive.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by John Trololo on 11/22/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Raleigh Drum Circle / Drum for Change

Will this meet Dec 18th 2017? I'd like to go to this event!!!! I've zip skills but do have a djembe ive "played" in a drum circle with once.

Posted by Oceana Understood on 11/22/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “One of Three North Carolina Regions Could Land Amazon's HQ2, CNBC Analysis Says

"...a heritage of innovation dating back to the Wright Brothers." Yes indeed. Especially compared to the lack of innovation required to merely build a mechanized airplane in Dayton, Ohio.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by citizenshame on 11/22/2017 at 1:59 AM

Re: “Bike Sharing Rolls Out in Durham Next Week

"Don't steal them, OK?"

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Charlie_B on 11/21/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “As Gaylord and Baldwin Leave, Raleigh City Council Nixes Short-Term Rental Plan Again

Tommy, it's STEF MENDELL, not Miller.

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Posted by Will Allen III on 11/21/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “After the INDY’s Report About Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr Misleading a Senate Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein Wants Answers

I totally agree with this topic. The Senators should not be like rubber stamps and they should be themselves. They should work for the people and not for the President.

This is really a good test for Chairman Grassley on whether he will stand up for the Senates independent role and make clear that there are consequences in misleading the Senate, or whether he will continue to act as nothing more than a rubber stamp.

Posted by Greengoldlandscaping on 11/21/2017 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Did Former Helms Lawyer Thomas Farr Lie to the Senate Judiciary Committee? It Sure Looks That Way.

We must take our nation back from the brink of hate, stupidity, violence, corruption & decay. That means dismantling either the GOP or losing Democracy. Your choice.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Allison Moss-Fritch on 11/21/2017 at 2:10 AM

Re: “A divisive street-improvement plan raises questions about Raleigh’s citizen-petition process

UPDATE: The City's hired engineering consultant has proposed a reduced setback on Lorimer Road. This will help preserve the character of the street, which was established in the 1950s. But the City is pushing back, wanting instead to impose the present-day standard for new developmenta 6' setback instead of the proposed 3.5' setbackhere. Why? "Because we can." And this, despite near-unanimous resident requests for a reduction in the project's impact here. So much for "neighborhood preservation." A dismaying development in the City of Oaks....

Posted by David Simonton on 11/20/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Dammit, Al Franken

Only republicans can be sexist! John Edwards said so! #staywoke

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lamer99 on 11/19/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “After Fifteen Years, the Michael Peterson Case Concludes But Provides Little Closure

EllenD is spot on with every word of her comments. What a shame the writers of this article were lazy and chose not to do due diligence in their reporting. The owl theory is not "so-called" but is very real and is supported by not one, but THREE experts with unimpeachable credentials. Anyone with a speck of common sense would take this seriously considering the FACT that Kathleen Peterson had feathers and pine needles in clumps of her own hair in her hands. That would be consistent with fighting off a bird that has attacked her head and had its talons entangled in her hair. There is no other reasonable explanation for her having clumps of her own hair with feathers and pine needles in her hands. The experts agree and you can read what they have to say at
This article is also very good

Posted by MeganH on 11/19/2017 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Pioneering African-American Sci-Fi Author Octavia Butler’s Empathy and Foresight Take the Stage in Parable of the Sower

This looks wonderful! I cant wait until it goes on the road so we can see it in California!

Posted by Michelle Nogales on 11/18/2017 at 3:02 PM

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

This is a very interesting logo! Well done! This logo is made on the site ?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ben Milloy on 11/18/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Bully, Aye Nako

I think its just "Losing". Ryan Adams just isn't coming back, dude.

Posted by woodforbrains on 11/17/2017 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Dammit, Al Franken

Calls for Franken to resign are not helpful. Not all moral transgressions are equally bad, and they don't all deserve the same punishment. Demanding the same punishment of Franken as Moore plays into the false equivalencies of the Republicans. Franken must be punished, Moore must be destroyed.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nathan Smith 1 on 11/17/2017 at 6:46 PM

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

It looks as though you are placing the problem in SE Raleigh entirely on the mayor in your first post. You do realize that SE Raleigh has a council member who represents that specific area right? Why don't you mention by name and the fact they are obviously failing the area they represent? "Failing to deliver on six year old promises while causing the loss of 55k residences over the same period of time is an act of political animosity that the Mayor just may find isn't going to be silenced by delivery of parks and bike lanes"
Political animosity? I guess it is easy to blame the mayor instead of the people who are directly responsible for that area. You do realize Francis funds some of this downtown construction that you are bashing right? Francis did a good job of alienating the Democratic party by running a very negative campaign that lacked facts. Blame the mayor, it is all her fault!! No one in this is innocent, but you are failing to look at what is going on in the community and its failed leadership from within. That is part of the problem too.

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Posted by JerrryG on 11/17/2017 at 4:13 PM
Posted by Ryan Oliveira on 11/17/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Dammit, Al Franken

There is no equivalence between the two cases. One's questionable harassment during an adult comedy skit tour and its run up, the other adult predatory behavior toward under age children over a period of years. Next lets see how the puss grabbing and multiple charged unwanted brutish sexual contact advances Trump does.

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Posted by Jim Russell on 11/17/2017 at 3:25 PM

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

During the race, Mrs. Alamin-Khashoggi brought the Method and related Union Station projects to the campaign. None of the other candidates tool up the topic. Here are her ideas and perspective from my notes.

This idea that there is indecision about what to do about the Historic Community of Method is related to the effect that will eventually end in the corridor being isolated and all of the public facilities from the post office to the Islamic mosque being dramatically affected by development.

The proposed expansion of the Union Station's tracks right of way along Beryl Street South of Hillsboro would effectively transform Method into a boxed in isolated uninviting isolated community walled in by freeways, train tracks and a major university.

The demographics make up of the community is older and mostly minorities. Where is the consideration for these citizens interests? How has the Union Station development proposal taken into account the contributions of this historic neighborhood? How has it approached the residents to consider their needs?

Has anyone considered that the facilitation of high-speed rail will deposit a lot of travellers in a offset corridor with little or no inner city transit options to the rest of the city. Where is the innercity train? How does that connect and facilitate the bus system.

These are the questions that show concern. You can't simply issue an invitation and hope people know what you are talking about. Mrs. Alamin-Khashoggi attended the Nov 15th meeting with the City and the NCDOT. The residents followed her in expressing concern that only one community will be absorbing the brunt of the detriment effects of major municipal development.

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Posted by Ml Hayes on 11/17/2017 at 2:14 PM
Posted by Nicki Halona Faircloth on 11/17/2017 at 10:59 AM

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

The Carolina, the Varsity, now the Chelsea. These movie houses were among the reasons we moved here 25 years ago. The Silver Spot, with its ludicrous seats (have you tried to snuggle with your date in them?) and interminable trailers, is a pathetic substitute, Trumpian in its outsized, garish excess. How disappointing that our town cant support a theater with character, a devoted staff, and great popcorn.

Jerry Oster

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Posted by JO in CHNC on 11/17/2017 at 10:51 AM

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