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Best reason to leave the Triangle


Finalists: Go to the beach, bad public transportation, road infrastructure and traffic

Best reason to love the Triangle


Finalists: The people, food scene, parks and trails

Best use of public money

Public schools

Finalists: Parks and greenways, Capital Area Greenway Trail System, bike infrastructure

Best waste of public money

General Assembly 2152

Finalists: Enforcing Raleigh's downtown drinking ordinance, light rail, closing in I-540

Best politician (Durham/Chapel Hill)

U.S. Representative David Price

Finalists: Mayor Bill Bell, Senator Mike Woodard, Councilman Steve Schewel

Best politician (Raleigh/Cary)

Attorney General Roy Cooper

Finalists: U.S. Representative David Price, former state senator Josh Stein, Mayor Nancy McFarlane

Best local politician in need of a reality check

Governor Pat McCrory

Finalists: All of them, Senator Thom Tillis, Mayor Bill Bell

Best local columnist

Barry Saunders

Finalists: Kirk Ross, Bob Geary, Josh Shaffer

Best local crank

Grayson Haver Currin

Finalists: Ross Grady, Larz Robinson, Andy Little

Best local do-gooder

Scott Holmes

Finalists: Van alston, Amber Smith, James Tripp

Best local Facebook page

New Raleigh


Finalists: SoDu Parents Posse, The Green Monkey, Piedmont Picnic Project

Best local Instagram account


Finalists: @NewRaleigh, @RaleighFoodPics, @thedurhamdoll

Best local Twitter feed


Finalists: @ncbeerguys, @WCPSS, @MajorTheBull

Best local-interest blog

Bull City Rising


Finalists: Triangle Food Guy, Triangle Foodie Adventures, The Raleigh Connoisseur

Best local-interest website


Finalists: Bull City Rising, Chapelboro, Open Durham

Best local radio personality

Frank Stasio (WUNC)

Finalists: Gene & Julie Gates, Bob Dumas, Mir.I.Am,

Best local radio station

WUNC 91.5 FM

Finalists: WKNC 88.1 FM, WQDR 94.7 FM, WHUP 104.7 FM

Best local TV newsperson

Bill Leslie (WRAL)

Finalists: Tisha Powell, Barbara Gibbs, Kevin Kaze Thomas

Best local TV weatherperson

Greg Fishel (WRAL)

Finalists: Elizabeth Gardner, Don Schwenneker, Chris Hohmann

Best charitable group


1820 James Street, Durham

Finalists: Table, 100 Women Who Give a Hoot, Activate Good

Best local activist group



Finalists: Durham People's Alliance, Saturday Chores, CHALT (Chapel Hill Allliance for a Livable Town)

Best neighborhood to live in (Durham)

Trinity Park

Finalists: Watts Hospital Hillandale, Duke Park, Northgate Park

Best neighborhood to live in (Raleigh)

Five Points

Finalists: Oakwood, Boylan Heights, Mordecai

Best people watching

N.C. State Fair

Finalists: Weaver Street Market, Durham Farmers Market, RDU Airport

Best place to take visitors from out of town (Durham/Chapel Hill)

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

420 Anderson Street, Durham

Finalists: American Tobacco Campus, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, UNC campus

Best place to take visitors from out of town (Wake)

N.C. Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Finalists: N.C. State Farmers Market, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Pullen Park

Best-kept secret

Funny Girl Farm

Finalists: Crude Bitters and Sodas, Flash Chorus, UNC Cypher

Best place to pick up INDY Week

Whole Foods

Multiple locations

Finalists: Weaver Street Market, Elmo's Diner, Bean Traders

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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