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Friday, November 30, 2012

Bo Lozoff killed in motorcycle crash in Hawai'i

Posted By on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

(Update, 9:03 p.m.: The Indy independently confirmed Lozoff's death through a musician and friend of his in Hawaii.) Bo Lozoff, who ran Kindness House, an intentional community near Durham for ex-offenders and spiritual seekers, was killed yesterday in a motorcycle crash in Hawai'i, where he lived, according to news reports. Lozoff, 65, died after his 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was struck by a 1999 Lexus SUV whose driver failed to yield the right of way and pulled in front of him. Neither the driver of the car nor the passenger were seriously hurt. News reports quoted police as saying Lozoff was...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Is Aqua North Carolina in bed with 751 developers?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The private water company Aqua North Carolina has asked to buy water from Chatham County that could be used for the 751 South project. Chatham County Commissioners voted 4-1 to direct staff to draft a contract that would allow Aqua North Carolina to buy 850,000 gallons per day from the county. Sally Kost was the lone no vote at the Nov. 19 meeting—the Monday before Thanksgiving. Kost told the Indy tonight that she specifically asked an Aqua representative if the the water allocation had anything to do with 751. Kost said the Aqua representative responded, "We've talked with them," adding...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

G105 hangs black man from tow truck in Raleigh Xmas parade

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Update: After this story was originally published, Jennifer Martin of The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association returned Indy Week’s request for comment. According to Martin, the GRMA, which organizes the parade, did not know about the plan to hang “Tyrone the Black Christmas Fairy” from a tow truck Saturday. “We were told it would be the ghost of Christmas Present Angel, and he would be floating over the air and not hanging from the back,” Martin said. “I can tell you we are going to have a sit-down with G105 with and their producers.” Martin could not confirm the date...

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

WRAL: Art Pope on McCrory's transition team

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Art Pope, already one of the most influential and wealthy political operatives in North Carolina, has further cemented his influence in the highest ranks of power. Hat tip to WRAL, which reported that Art Pope is on Gov.-elect Pat McCrory's transition team. Pope, a critic of public education who has funded efforts to increase the number of charter schools, was also recently named to the UNC Advisory Committee on Strategic Directions, which will make recommendations about the future of the UNC system. Read a March 2011 exposé of Art Pope written by the Indy and the Institute for Southern Studies....

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Lincoln residents allowed to stay through December

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM

The remaining tenants of Lincoln Apartments will be allowed to stay in their homes through the end of the year, Sendolo Diaminah, a community organizer with People's Durham. Diaminah told the Indy that Lincoln Hospital Foundation President Larry Suitt has agreed to let people remain at Lincoln during that time as long as they pay their rent in full each month. The Foundation owns Lincoln Apartments. It announced in late September that the low-income housing complex would close Oct. 31 because it could not longer afford the utilities and maintenance costs. Lincoln Apartments receives no subsidies; as a privately owned...

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