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Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails

North Carolina Adventuring by train isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not rewarding

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In the Triad, Our Writer Contemplates Furniture, Civil Rights, and Beer He’s Not Allowed to Drink

North Carolina Unlike most of the people on the first-ever train to leave Union Station, he was actually going somewhere

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With a Half-Mile of Our Hotel, the Quintessentially Southern Southern Pines Offered an Idyllic Weekend Getaway

North Carolina Slow down, hit up the Creation Museum (if it’s open), eat a crepe, have a cocktail with charcoal in it, relax for a bit

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Twenty-Four Hours on an Amtrak to Philly: a Horror Story, an Adventure Yarn, and a Lesson About Embracing Life’s Rails

News Feature This, you see, is what being on a train for too long will do to a person’s mind

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Banks May Have Built Charlotte, But Restaurants Are Giving It a New Identity

North Carolina How to eat like a queen in the Queen City

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A Short Train Ride From Durham to Raleigh Offers a Window Into the Triangle Mass-Transit Future

North Carolina I-40 is for suckers, y’all

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Judicial Candidates Used to Eschew Ideology. Not This Year. Not in Durham.

Durham County They’re talking about fairness, experience, and impartiality. They’re also talking about reforming the system.

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On a Mission from God: A Wilmington Man Is Threatening to Sue if Orange County Doesn’t Remove Gay Pride Symbols from the Courthouse

Orange County Napier Fuller, facing charges of cyberstalking, says the symbols violate his right to a fair trial. Except they don’t appear to exist.

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Did the Montessori School of Raleigh Fire a Beloved Teacher Because She Talked to the Cops About the School’s Sex-Abuse Scandal?

Wake County The school denies it, but in a lawsuit filed last week, that’s what Janie Jackson says happened.

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HUD Has Deemed the Durham Housing Authority “Troubled.” How Big of a Problem Is That?

Durham County The housing authority is appealing the ruling for the second time.

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The General Assembly Put Light Rail on Life Support, Then Revived It—But With Conditions That Could Ultimately Kill It

North Carolina Can GoTriangle meet the tight deadlines and work around the new funding cap?

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North Carolina Militia Activists Take Up President Trump’s Fear of a Migrant, Muslim Planet

News Feature Inside the state’s militia movement, which isn’t monolithic but does provide a safe haven for white nationalists

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The Durham Jail Charges Detainees Extra for Commissary Items, Then Uses That Money to Pay for Things Like Blankets and Sheets

Durham County Advocates say this practice puts a double burden on already-impoverished inmates

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Hundreds of Liverpool FC Fans Crammed Into a Raleigh Bar to Watch a Soccer Match Five Thousand Miles Away. To Make It to MLS, North Carolina FC Needs That Kind of Devotion

News Feature What a group of loud, obnoxious, sometimes-drunk red-shirted fans mean for the future of soccer in Raleigh

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Two Weeks Ago, Durham Cops Threatened to Arrest Anyone Who Wouldn’t Leave a Homeless Camp Near Downtown. Now What?

Last week, most of Tent City cleared out, but not everyone has somewhere to go
Durham County For five months, residents of a homeless camp next to N.C. 147 and Chapel Hill Street near downtown Durham have wondered if and when they

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Best of the Triangle 2018: Like That? Try This.

News Feature The INDY’s annual comprehensive guide to everything awesome in the Triangle

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What a fun project this must have been! As for "once you arrive at your destination, you're without transportation", well, …

by Dave Connelly on Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails (North Carolina)

Amtrak is behind the times in many ways, thanks largely to 47 years of congressional indecision. That dithering stems from …

by J Howard Harding on Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails (North Carolina)

My wife and I ride the Amtrak Silver Star regularly to Florida to see my Father. We have no choice, …

by Mike Mitchell1 on Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails (North Carolina)

I have often taken the Carolinian to DC or NYC. I drive to the station. Cary Amtrak has a lot …

by Michael Tigar on A Short Train Ride From Durham to Raleigh Offers a Window Into the Triangle Mass-Transit Future (North Carolina)

I hope the Indy realizes that the movie trainspotting wa about the wasting of Scottish heroin addicts.

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What a fun project this must have been! As for "once you arrive at your destination, you're without transportation", well, …

by Dave Connelly on Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails (North Carolina)

Amtrak is behind the times in many ways, thanks largely to 47 years of congressional indecision. That dithering stems from …

by J Howard Harding on Trainspotting: To Mark the Opening of Raleigh’s Union Station, We Sent Five Writers to Ride the Rails (North Carolina)

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