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Re: “The Best of the Triangle 2017: Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything Awesome

I'm confused about some missing categories for Orange/Chatham Counties: namely, best neighborhood and best pizza. Where'd they go?

Posted by Janna C on 06/09/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

Johnson's Family BBQ in Durham is the best real slow cooked pork I've found here.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Blue Oceans on 06/09/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

As someone who has to eat gluten-free, I would greatly appreciate a category of "Gluten-Free Friendly" food trucks and restaurants. Also, to second the comment above, cocktails would be a good category.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by kwix on 06/09/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “N-a-a-a-a-maste: Goat Yoga Clip-Clops From Oregon to the Triangle

I liked it, keep it up..

Posted by russellportarico on 06/09/2017 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

It is time to separate out Chatham County. We have many of our own treasures that can't compete with the volumes of votes from Orange County and thus lose out on recognition.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JennyP on 06/08/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

As a hunter who hunts deer with dogs there are some non-truths in this article. The hounds are fit and trim just like any athlete. The hounds could not perform their best, if they are not well cared for. Most deer hounds I know of are kept in kennels. There are some that have so much desire to pursue game that it is difficult to to keep in kennels. These hounds may have to be tethered for their own safety. I will also say keeping up with the hounds and working to keep them off property that is not ours is a long way from being a lazy hunter. It is a quite active form of hunting. Every property I hunt and most other people who hunt with dogs lease/own large acreage usually in the 1000's of contiguous acreage.

GPS and other tools available to us now are used to reduce conflict with adjoining land owners.

The number of deer harvested is also skewed in this article, as dog hunting is only allowed in half the counties in the state. The majority of these counties are located in the Coastal Plain and a few in the Piedmont. Malone and Adams wanted to make it a criminal offense for just one account of a hound pursuing a deer across property lines, while the hound was pursuing a state resource which was being legally hunted. This is where the GPS systems really help. I allows the houndsman to better stop this from happening but it is not fool proof. Houdsmen actually wanted a permit system to help with the bad apples, that exist in all aspects in life. They wanted a board of houdsmen to over see the permit system and let us police ourselves. I would have worked because we don't want rogues representing us. This was shot down because the State's Attorney stated that a independent board could not revoke a permit issued by the state.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DRS on 06/08/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “How Do You Solve a Problem of Two Like-Minded Shows in the Same Building on the Same Night?

there actually is a back door that cuts the transit between the two venues in half. someone might be willing to leave it propped open for the night... IJS

Posted by Daniel Stark on 06/08/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Best place to ponder cultural appropriation

There at plenty of places to buy this stuff in the area from people who aren't appropriating anything.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Isaac Sensi Demattos on 06/08/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

Ms. Helen Davis: I applaud your courage to speak out and by the number of dislikes, it is apparent that many dog hunters do not hesitate to voice their opinion likewise. Unfortunately, the experience that many land owners in NC and VA experience is a shocking disrespect for their "land rights" and/or land owners themselves under the guise of tradition or heritage. Both of these arguments are meant to somehow supersede your rights which you have earned when you paid for your land,,, and they have not.

These "tradition and heritage" arguments lend themselves well to the southern ear, but sadly it is without merit or weight in light of the many similar arguments for slavery, Jim Crow laws, or blue laws. Just because it has been our past practice does not grant them rights to this in the future.

Once the discussion moves from a demand by virtue of past usage, to one of who has the superseding legal authority, the dog hunters know that their arguments are without merit. Their only recourse is to now shout and thump their collective chests while trying to intimidate the legislatures with their loud voices but minuscule voting numbers. IF they truly want the right to have their dogs to cross anyone else's land ... let them negotiate those contracts with full compensation. My bet is that they want it for free and at your expense.

I encourage all persons with an interest in this discussion to take a higher road of approach. Use civility and try to understand both sides. Once the courts get involved, all bets are off and its highly likely that both sides will be unhappy with the results.

The time to work together may be past, but the opportunity exists until the gavel comes down. Good luck North Carolina, Virginia is not far behind you.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Roger Hinde on 06/08/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

In addition to a packed house at the council chambers, room 305 upstairs was packed as well as many people in the foyer watching the council meeting. All eyes will be on the mayor to see if she follows through and IMPROVES the current CAC system. It's an election year and there will be a choice of who we vote for!

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Apache101 on 06/07/2017 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Critics Say Duke Energy Is Trying to Roll Back Regulations and Corner the Market on Solar Development

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Posted by Bella Andrews on 06/07/2017 at 10:52 PM

Re: “A Bill to Regulate the Practice of Hunting Deer with Dogs Stalls, But the Contentious Debate Continues

It is time to stop the dogs from crossing small pieces of property. If hunters have hundreds of continuous acres, then by all means use that land and stay off smaller acreage. We take care of our small amount of land. We have paid to have paths cuts through it to keep it dried out and the timber growing. We like to still hunt, but when everyone's dogs are running through the woods stirring up the game, we are the ones being punished. I say just totally stop hunting with dogs. These hunters are simply too lazy to hunt like a real hunter. They like getting together and BSing it better than they like the actual hunting. I will guarantee you that 80% of the now dog hunters will no longer be hunters if they have to hunt without a dog or dogs. I'm telling you, they are lazy and are much more interested in the party!

6 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Helen Davis on 06/07/2017 at 9:55 PM

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

A revised project-cost estimate has just been released.

I have to wonder how Raleigh residents feel about $2,000,000.00 being spent to install a sidewalk on this minor road in West Raleigh, where the speed limit is 25mph, where there is little traffic and even less pedestrian traffic, and where a fair number of residents don't even want it!

Is the fact that Kay Crowder wants this justification enough? Is this really the best use of our money? Has a Cost/Benefit Analysis been conducted?…

Posted by David Simonton on 06/07/2017 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

John, please explain exactly why you call the infographics in this article "fake."

In using such strong language, we assume you have some equally strong facts to back up such a claim. Are they all "fake?" Just one or two?

Please show us what you mean by "fake."

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by glenwoodbrooklynite on 06/07/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Just Because the President Is a Scientific Illiterate Doesn’t Mean Climate Change Isn’t Real

Now why would anyone believe a man with FAKE orange skin, a FAKE hair weave and an incurious mind? His claim to fame: bankruptcies, gaudy hotels, cheating charitable groups like St. Jude's Hospital for sick children. No. 45 is a malignant narcissist who is using America like an ATM to benefit his family.

Coal mining jobs are not coming back. Covered wagons are not coming back either. Natural gas and renewables have decimated coals market share. Business math is driving the move to gas and solar.

Trump blames China which is investing $360 billion into renewable energy. During his campaign he accused China of stealing American jobs. He and his daughter produce their products in China. His son-in-law's family is selling visas to rich Chinese at $500,000 a pop. Trump is an ignorant, thin-skinned, hot mess who has borrowed money from Beijing and Russia's state bank. He thinks Americans are stupid, illiterate or both.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by cityfox on 06/07/2017 at 8:11 PM

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

Assault is an action not an object ,you can assault someone with a freaking flip-flop .ONCE AGAIN AR =ARMALITE RIFLE , NOT ASSAULT RIFLE . DAMN IDIOTS !

Posted by Joe Alphin on 06/07/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

The list for Best Steak in Wake County doesn't include The Capital Grille? I realize they're fairly new to the area, but they aren't that new. Yuge oversight IMO.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Albie22 on 06/07/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Raleigh Mayor Backs Down from Plan for Top-Down Citizen Engagement

Let's be clear. The Mayor didn't literally say that the CEB Board will not be implemented and appointed by the members of city council. She did not literally say that the CACs will continue to have a VOTING VOICE in the rezoning process even though the Task Force recommended they be removed from the process.
What she said is true as of today:
"The CACs have not been disbanded or changed in any way. I believe every member of this city council understands and values the important role the CACs have had and continue to play in citizen engagement."
But, nothing she said promises to keep it true in the future.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by FONCitizen on 06/07/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Best of the Triangle 2017 Voting Results - Eat & Drink

You know Bida is not a Chinese restaurant, right? Nor is it Vietnamese.

Perhaps Southeast Asian would have been a more appropriate category.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by JSeaton on 06/07/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Thom Tillis Urged Trump to Pull Out of Paris Climate Accord, Netted $263,400 From Oil and Gas Companies

22 Republicans were behind the push to get President Trump to leave the Paris climate agreement. A letter sent to the White House last week signed by 22 of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate rejected the overwhelming global scientific consensus behind climate change in favor of short-term economic growth.
Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) led the coalition of Republicans who co-signed the letter, which calls on Trump to exit the climate accords so he can successfully repeal the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. ExxonMobil was one of the chief opponents of the Clean Power Plan, with then-CEO Rex Tillerson (who is now Trumps Secretary of State) blasting the proposal in a 2015 speech.Those senators are also favorites of polluters according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Note: they are all Republicans and climate change deniers.

Senator Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has received $1.8 million from the oil and gas industry throughout his career, making the industry his top donor by more than $1 million. John Cornyn (R-Texas) received more than $3 million.

Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming): $728,766
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri): $1,143,574
Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas): $281,352
Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi): $462,890
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas): $3,031,956
Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): $440,937
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas): $2,484,520
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming): $513,733
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): $772,179
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah): $281,620
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): $1,975,245
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky): $286,465
Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia): $184,250
Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho): $209,900
Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas): $817,150
Senator Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota): $204,900
Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina): $523,276
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama): $532,846
Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina): $263,400
Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi): $686,876

Posted by Science First on 06/07/2017 at 4:40 PM

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