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Re: “Beach Music Isn't Just Easy Listening—It's a Sunny Slice of Carolina History

I've found that beach music never creates itself. Music eventually finds its way into the "beach music sound." Some of the best music today including soul / R&B that both is, and will eventually to be associated with beach music is being released on Ecko Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Posted by vocalocal on 07/20/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “In a Mid-Century Raleigh Neighborhood, New Mansions Are Built So High They Block Out the Sun

I understand the Glover's predicament. In my old neighborhood off of Six Forks Road, the same intense building of McMansions has continued at breakneck speed. What was once a neighborhood of ranch homes and split levels built in the fifties has now almost entirely been replaced with houses the size of that being built next to the Glovers. In reverse order, what very few ranch and split level homes are left stick out as sore thumbs. The Churchill Road area of Raleigh is (or was) both beautiful and convenient to many areas of the city. Unfortunately, that is no more.

While Charles Meeker was innovative in his desire to re-create Raleigh, the constant intrusion of development at warp speed was probably not in his plan (or maybe it was.) From North Hills to downtown to established neighborhoods now being over run with what could be called "steroid induced development", Raleigh's character has changed for the worse. But in the game of politics, it appears most Raleighites actually wanted this based on those they put on the City Council.

Back in my neighborhood, new houses are inching close to zero lot lines and the streets haven't fared any better. Where once one was able to take a casual stroll at the posted speed limit, those same roads are now adorned with numerous and unsightly speed bumps. i really have to wonder if this is the definition of progress.

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Posted by vocalocal on 07/20/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “A McCrory Benefactor Wins a Key State Appointment

Proudly ...

You really do set the bar low for yourself.

Posted by vocalocal on 05/05/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: ““It Seems Like Raleigh Isn’t Raleigh Anymore”

Stefanie Mendell ....

That's a great comment. If anyone wants to see "Powerful demographic and market forces" at work, all they need to do is drive through the old (pre-North Hills) Chestnutt Hills subdivision off of Six Forks Road in North Raleigh. It is quite the disaster one might envision.

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Posted by vocalocal on 05/05/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Richard Burr is #NeverHillary, Will Support Donald Trump

Useless son of a bitch.. That's it.

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Posted by vocalocal on 05/05/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “What good are Durham Police Department body cameras if the public can’t see what’s on them?

Let lilly white (and black) "citizens" buy their own f...ing cameras and perch them on their hats, sleeves, collars etc. when they go out in public. Why stifle every taxpaying citizen including those that aren't of the opinion that every cop in America is either going to beat up (or blow) their brains out?

Get your little video, your ACLU lawyer, and go to court if you think your "rights" have been trampled.

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Posted by vocalocal on 01/06/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Welcome to Raleigh, Donald Trump, you beautiful performance artist, you

A bastion of birthers inhaling the aroma of stale cowshit.

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Posted by vocalocal on 12/04/2015 at 12:47 PM

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