News | Indy Week
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Golden Belt for sale?

Posted By on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Rumors that Golden Belt in Durham is on the market appear to be true, according to an online newsletter by Cassidy Turley, a real estate firm. The first page of company's third-quarter newsletter states that "Supported by strong institutional investor interest in the Raleigh/Durham area, a number of investment properties will be out to market in the fourth quarter, including Golden Belt." The INDY confirmed the rumor from an independent source unaffiliated with the real estate firm or the property. A secure, non-public URL also indicates the property is for sale. Scientific Properties owns Golden Belt, which sits on...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hatgate Update: Appellate judges side with fired Highway Patrol trooper

Posted By on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Earlier this week the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion siding with a fired Highway Patrol trooper who, after losing his hat, gave a misleading story to his superiors about how he lost it. We covered the hat flap in our Oct. 23 issue, following oral arguments at the Court of Appeals. During a traffic stop on a gusty evening in 2009, Trooper Thomas Wetherington lost his department-issued hat. Although he couldn't remember how he lost it, he later told his superiors that a gust of wind had lifted it off his head, and that an 18-wheeler rolling...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

A first-person account of the clash between Durham police and protesters

Posted By on Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Serena Sebring sent the INDY this account of her experience at the Dec. 19 protest during which demonstrators clashed with Durham police. Officers dressed in riot gear threw tear gas into the demonstration. I'm a resident of Durham, a mother of three, and I work with an organization called Southerners on New Ground (SONG). On Dec. 19, my family and I were among members of the local community who went downtown to support the Huerta family after the loss of their son, Jesus, and to hold the Durham police accountable for the suspicious death of a minor in their custody....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Friday, December 20, 2013

One dead, one hurt in Carrboro shooting

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

One person is dead and another hospitalized following a shooting early Friday morning in Carrboro. The Carrboro Police Department reported a break-in and possible armed robbery at 105 Wesley St.—just southeast of downtown Carrboro—at 1:52 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities say they found two people on the scene with gunshot wounds. Police said one was dead on the scene and the other was taken to UNC Hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation. More information as it becomes available....

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Cops: gun shot residue found on dead teen's hands

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez held a press conference this morning to address last night’s clash with protesters following the vigil and march for Jesus Huerta, which marked the one-month anniversary of his death. The teenager died Nov. 19 in the back seat of a police cruiser. According to police he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Lopez also gave an update to the SBI investigation into Huerta's death. He said that lab analysis showed that gunshot residue was left on the gloved hands of Huerta, while no gunshot residue was left on the hands of Officer Samuel Duncan, who was...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Durham PD Chief Lopez to address Thursday night violence

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

After Durham Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of 200 protesters downtown Thursday night, Chief Jose Lopez is scheduled to address the public today at 10:30 a.m. The demonstration was the second in a month to demand information about the death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta, who allegedly shot himself in the back of a police car while handcuffed last month. This is what INDY photographer Justin Cook witnessed: "I was down by the old judicial building on Main.My first frame is at 8:46. I could smell the gas down the street. I ran toward Mangum,...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anxiety sets in over downtown Durham water main project

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Considering the traffic and parking migraine that is about to upend downtown Durham, few people attended a public meeting last night where engineers and the city outlined the parameters of the water main replacement project. But most of the people who did show up were anxious about the impacts on their homes and businesses. Contractors will replace 2.3 miles of water mains beneath at least eight streets on and intersecting with the northern portion of the Downtown Loop. Many of the affected thoroughfares are major downtown arteries, such as Roxboro and Mangum streets. Engineering firm Kimley-Horn and the city will...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No pain, no gain with Durham's new water main project

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

The last time some of the cast-iron water mains had been installed in downtown Durham, gangster Al Capone had been imprisoned for income tax evasion, Charles Lindbergh’s baby had been kidnapped and Amelia Earhart had become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning next year, the city’s water management department will replace these aging pipes—some of them are even older, closer to 100—in the northern part of the Downtown Loop. At least eight streets, several of them major thoroughfares, will be dug up during the 18-month project: Morgan, Mangum, Roxboro, Market, Foster, Holland and Orange...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Monday, December 9, 2013

Durham residents to picket N.C. budget director Art Pope

Posted By on Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

As part of a statewide informational campaign, Durham residents and the NC NAACP will hold a picket this afternoon near the Roses store on the corner of Highway 54 and Fayetteville Road, starting at 4 p.m. Pope, who was appointed state budget director by Governor Pat McCrory in January, is the owner of Variety Wholesalers Incorporated, a discount retail chain that includes Roses and Maxway franchises as well as smaller discount stores in the state. Pope is well known for his right-wing political views and has given nearly $50 million to conservative think tanks in North Carolina, including the John...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fast food workers strike in the Triangle

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Fast food workers in the Triangle are going on strike today to demand higher wages from the multi-billion dollar corporations they say don’t care about their employees. The protests, which kicked off in the parking lot of a Capital Boulevard Burger King at 6 a.m. this morning, are part of a wave of strikes happening in more than 100 cities across the country. Around 30 workers— some who make the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour— showed up with signs and banners to protest their low pay. They want $15 an hour and the right to unionize without fear of...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Funeral Services Board fee increases under review at General Assembly

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service’s proposal to increase fees on licensees was up for discussion today at an Administrative Procedures Oversight Committee meeting at the General Assembly. The Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee is the overseeing body for all occupational licensing boards in the state. Former funeral board member and funeral home licensee Jody Tyson spoke to the committee against the board’s proposal to increase annual fees on licensees in four areas: registration of funeral establishments, funeral services licenses, funeral directors’ licenses and transportation licenses. The executive director of the funeral services board, Peter Burke, addressed the...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Monday, December 2, 2013

General Assembly passes law regulating scrap metal sales

Posted By on Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Beginning this week, metal recyclers and salvage yards will require sellers of older model cars to show proof of ownership before a purchase. In July, the General Assembly enacted House Bill 26, Strengthen Laws/Vehicle Theft, which went into effect Dec. 1. In June, we wrote about a legal loophole allowing car thieves to sell vehicles that are at least 10 years old to scrapyards without providing a title or registration documents. The article detailed a two-week binge in which Terryon McEachin, a 23-year-old from Durham, hired local tow truck companies to haul 11 old cars from his victims' residences to scrap...

Continue reading…

  • Pin It

Calendar



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

I was diagnosed of hepatitis B in 2012,I have tried all possible means to get cure but all my effort …

by Austin calnor on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

"Since late November, Henderson County in Western North Carolina has seen 20 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and has …

by Liza Coutu on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

What part of illegal don't they understand. Congress is considering the DACAs plus all other illegal aliens in a bill …

by john1050 on Durham Church Offers Immigrant Sanctuary from Deportation (News)

From the WRAL story:
http://www.wral.com/former-wake-register-o…
"John Stephenson, the county's internal auditor, said an average of $1,100 to …

by Mojo on Indictments in Wake Register of Deeds Scandal Charge Laura Riddick with Embezzling $926,615 (News)

Hopefully Indyweek will remember all this the next time they endorse a Republican (over and over again).

by Robert Larson on Indictments in Wake Register of Deeds Scandal Charge Laura Riddick with Embezzling $926,615 (News)

Comments

I was diagnosed of hepatitis B in 2012,I have tried all possible means to get cure but all my effort …

by Austin calnor on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

"Since late November, Henderson County in Western North Carolina has seen 20 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and has …

by Liza Coutu on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Most Read

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation