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Re: “Last week, Raleigh unveiled a new logo. This week, it’s Durham’s turn.

Are you sure this is a good logo ?? I'm not sure. I think you should do something more interesting . Use any service for this (for example, It's not expensive, but very effective for any city logo

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Posted by Ben Milloy on 11/23/2017 at 4:26 AM

Re: “How Raleigh’s John Pavlovitz Went from Fired Megachurch Pastor to Rising Star of the Religious Left

Pretty sure he will tackle systemic issues in the future. Right now he's writing to help us all gain strength.

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Posted by Teresa Blythe on 11/22/2017 at 11:55 PM

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

If he circled around me in a park and told me I did not belong in that park, it would probably not end well for that little Ran boy. He would not be able to keep an eye on me LOL

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Posted by John Trololo on 11/22/2017 at 5:21 PM

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

This is the guy that circled us in the park last year while with my 1 year old, blocking us from supervising her in a public place. He is violent and has to be stopped. This incident was right after trump was elected, when my family attended the not my president rally after letting our baby visit the playground and apparently my husband being white and having a buzzcut wearing a band t featuring an American flag and tattoos makes him look like a white supremacist. Despite we were just walking around the park with our 1 year old and dog; "Ran Bar-On" took him upon himself to get him and his friends to approach us saying we don't belong in the park and "he's going to keep an eye on us", which is he did with his arms crossed way too much for comfort even while I breast fed my daughter. And despite the dangerous "glass smashing zone" that my daughter who just learned to walk was going towards, he stood there with his buddies like a wall keeping us from her as she went under their legs.
He should absolutely be held accountable for his actions. I have no doubt he's trying to make it seem like he's being unjustly accused but actually did assault this officer.

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Posted by Cat Renner Mohar on 11/22/2017 at 4:58 PM

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

FWIW. the idea that "IBMA fans would welcome the chance to rent out someone's extra rooms" is not hypothetical.

At the 2016 Bluegrass Festival we got 1,000 attendees to sign a petition supporting short-term rentals in Raleigh. Many of them were from out of town...and staying at Airbnbs and VRBOS. More to the point, many of them were staying together as families in homes they found on Airbnb and VRBO - that includes the former director of the Bluegrass Festival. That's why our signs at the City Council meeting yesterday said, "Bluegrass NEXT Year: Will Raleigh STILL Be Family-Friendly?"

You can see the petition here:

Why would we want take away the family-friendly option of renting an entire house on Airbnb or VRBO for families travelling to Raleigh for the Bluegrass Festival or a family relocating here or a family wedding or to support another family member with a health issue or whatever?

This is not the only reason to make short-term rentals legal in Raleigh, but it's high on the list...especially now that so many families are relocating here and need short-term housing as a family to help them make the move.

FWIW, when my wife Jody and I moved here that's what we did...we stayed in an Airbnb until we found a permanent place to live.

Posted by Gregg Stebben on 11/22/2017 at 4:56 PM

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

Charlotte, (and Raleigh) two of the worst places in the country for economic mobility. If you are born poor, you stay poor. Why not choose Charlotte (or Raleigh) for economic justice?

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Posted by Black Raleigh on 11/22/2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Duke Energy Wants You to Pay for Its Coal Ash Mess

I got an idea! Duke can put a HUGE insurance policy on that asshole McCrory and then murder him for the money to clean up THEIR problem. Sounds fair and plausible by today's idiotic republican standards huh?

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Posted by Remo on 11/22/2017 at 2:27 PM

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

They don't have credibility according to you because you choose not to see the truth. Charles is part of the problem in SE Raleigh, but in no way is he the only problem. He has chose to represent clients such as Alcoa in court. This speaks volumes in regards to how he feels about the less fortunate. The N/O is a decent publication, but I get my facts reputable sources. I just think it is unfair to point all the blame on one singular person for the state of SE Raleigh. If he cares so much, why hasn't he done anything in the last 15 years to help the situation? To jump out of nowhere and blame the current mayor, and only the mayor, doesn't accomplish anything. Maybe he shouldn't fund downtown construction? Maybe he should do more with his position with the Raleigh Housing Authority?

Posted by JerrryG on 11/22/2017 at 2:24 PM

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

Jerrry, from my experience literally nothing you posted has credibility. You must be an avid N&O reader to have drawn some of your curious conclusions. For brevity I will address one here, that being "Charles never put forth a solid plan for what he intended to do." Having heard Mr. Francis speak many times about his vision and plans, I can assure you he put forth said plans continually and consistently. Unfortunately, he found himself in an environment where local media covered the election as though they were friendly acquaintances of his opponent. Which, as it turns out, happens to be true for higher ups at Indy, WRAL and especially the News & Observer. While I won't assert the outcome would have changed, the fact is local media outlets offered very little in the way of objective reporting. Editorially, even worse. To what degree that impacted the final totals, we can't know, but there's no doubt the slanted coverage greatly favored McFarlane and likewise, hurt Francis. Even after the election, the N&O (presumably McFarlance family friend Jim Jenkins) couldn't help but dump unfairly and inaccurately on Francis.

Raleigh voters and Charles Francis deserved better.

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Posted by George Farthing on 11/22/2017 at 12:39 PM

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

Change the venue to durham and he will be released. If you are a marxist laws don't apply to you in the people's republic of durham. Something to consider the next time you have a thug in your sights.

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Posted by Vernon Robinson on 11/22/2017 at 10:44 AM

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.

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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.

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?"

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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.

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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

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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

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