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Re: “Pioneering Durham coffee business celebrates 20 caffeinated years of community

Toast also serves Counter Culture coffee. Go see Kelli for a cup along with her famous cookies.

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Posted by tjwrightjr on 04/15/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Whiskey in downtown Durham is closing Aug. 2

Pizzeria Toro had a fire last November and have been closed since. It has not been closed for over a year.

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Posted by tjwrightjr on 07/11/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Triangle Land Conservancy's deep cuts

I am very disappointed that this article was even printed. The best way to protect our forests is to do just what TLC is doing-MANAGE THEM. I think the author may have had other motives but can't be certain that's the case. Forests need to be managed to keep them healthy and beneficial to the environment. So many wildfires in the western United States could have been prevented if the forest were properly managed. To my knowledge TLC is a land conservation entity that commits itself to managing the land that it has acquired. In the case of forested lands that means to manage the forests to the best of their ability. Not preserve them at all costs. I would be willing to wager that not one TLC managed forest was cleared for the installation of a parking lot or shopping mall. When forests are properly managed they grow back and continue to be important parts of our ecosystem. Just recently the USDA touted the environmental and economic benefits of using wood in green building. It's time that we quit looking at any attempt to manage a forest or cut a tree as a bad thing. A forest isn't destroyed simply by cutting the trees. Forests are destroyed by paving over them and building malls, houses, office parks, and the like. Even in those cases it is often a necessary part of how our society functions. In fact, we are growing more trees today than ever!

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Posted by tjwrightjr on 10/18/2011 at 1:29 PM

Re: “On not meeting Porter Wagoner

John, That's a good story. Time passes quickly. I have not seen you in a while but will be at your show tonight at the HideAway. Porter was one of my favorites and I like watching the old shows on RFDtv. Thanks for sharing that part of your life. Tom Wright

Posted by tjwrightjr on 11/10/2007 at 5:59 PM

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