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  • McCrory wants lawmakers to reverse part of HB2

    04/12/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by NCjim · 13 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 12, 2016 | Mark Binker
    Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory says the General Assembly should reverse a portion of the recently passed House Bill 2 but leave in place provisions that deal with locker room and restroom usage. Specifically, the governor called on lawmakers to reverse a part of the law, known as the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which prevents North Carolina workers who believe they've been wrongfully fired due to sex, age, race or gender from suing in state court. "I will immediately seek legislation in the upcoming short session to reinstate the right to sue for discrimination in North Carolina...
  • Colorado Springs one of two cities targeted by Atheist group for holiday billboard campaign

    12/09/2015 9:26:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies ^ | 8 Dec, 2015 | Chris Loveless, Angelica Lombardi
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Santa Claus says it's OK to skip church this Christmas, according to a series of billboards paid for by American Atheists. The billboards have been set up in Colorado Springs and in Raleigh, North Carolina. In Colorado Springs, there's one located near Fountain at Exit 128 and another near a Stratmoor Hills neighborhood. "We want people to know that going to church has absolutely nothing to do with being a good person, " said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. "The things that are most important during the holiday season—spending time with loved ones, charity, and...
  • Live Thread: Donald Trump Speaks in Raleigh, NC

    12/04/2015 4:19:34 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 308 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 12-4-15 | Donald Trump
    Live thread for the Trump speech tonight in Raleigh at 7:30 EST. Could be big. Post live streams here if you have them!
  • Trump Rally to be Held in Raleigh Today [12-4-2015]

    12/04/2015 5:28:19 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Time Warner Cable news ^ | Friday, December 4, 2015 at 07:42 AM EST | By Linnie Supall
    RALEIGH -- Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in the Tar Heel State today. He'll be in Raleigh as the race for the White House continues to heat up. Trump is speaking publicly for the first time here in North Carolina since this summer. He'll be here in Raleigh at the Dorton Arena for the rally that's set to get underway at 7:30. (full article below)
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat – sexual assault against congregants. “Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation,” Carl Gallups told WND. “The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina, Possibly From Late 1700s

    07/19/2015 10:22:43 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 12 replies
    VOA ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution, Duke University said Friday. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously unknown wreck in mile-deep waters on July 12 using an underwater robot and a manned submarine. They've found artifacts including an iron chain, glass bottles, an unglazed pottery jug and navigational instruments including a metal compass. Archaeologists who examined photos of the artifacts say the wreck appears to date back as far as the late 18th...
  • The Top Cities For Jobs Right Now

    05/25/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/19/15 | Kathryn Dill
    At the top of the list is Raleigh, North Carolina. The city’s residents earn a median base salary of $50,000, higher than many of the cities on this list, while median home values remain a relatively modest $198,400. Chamberlain notes that the factors that put Raleigh at the top of the list can be a model for other metros. The city has long been attractive to major companies like IBM and Cisco. But now, Raleigh is gaining popularity among technology companies as well, who value the pipeline of talent provided by the city’s location among several major universities in the...
  • Contractor pleads guilty to supplying defective parts for NC bridges

    04/17/2015 5:11:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies ^ | April 16, 2015 | Cullen Browder
    Raleigh, N.C. — A highway contractor pleaded guilty Thursday in a scheme to supply defective components to bridges in North Carolina, authorities said. Joel De La Torre, 33, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to federal charges of making false statements concerning highway projects and aggravated identity theft. He will be sentenced in July, when he faces up to seven years in prison and $500,000 in fines. Defects were found in October 2011 in elastomeric bridge bearings – slabs of rubber reinforced with multiple layers of steel and placed underneath bridges to absorb shock – that had been shipped to 25 highway...
  • Rally draws hundreds of abortion opponents to downtown Raleigh

    01/20/2015 6:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dan Kane
    RALEIGH — When the Love My Life rally began five years ago, 300 teens and their parents attended, a group small enough for the Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh to handle. On Saturday, the anti-abortion event, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, drew roughly five times that number as middle and high school students packed into a huge heated tent on the Halifax Mall in the heart of the state government complex. Those numbers augmented the annual anti-abortion march later that afternoon that ran the length of a city block. The rally featured contemporary Christian music with a...
  • 'Weird hobby!' Couple gain hordes of fans after picketing pro-life abortion clinic protests with...

    08/04/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/2014 | Dan Bloom
    A couple have gained thousands of fans after they 'counter-protested' anti-abortion pickets with bizarre slogans like 'Bring back Crystal Pepsi' and 'Who farted?'.Grayson and Tina Haver Currin came up with the idea in March to break the ice with pro-lifers outside an abortion clinic near their home in Raleigh, North Carolina.Since then the photographs of their surreal placards have gone viral - prompting dozens of other pro-choice activists to join them every Saturday morning.
  • Moral Monday Crowd Should Be Careful What It Asks For (only $7 billion)

    06/16/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 6/12/14 | JOHN HAMMER
    There is nothing quite like calling a political opponent’s bluff, which is what President Pro Tem of the State Senate Phil Berger Sr. did to National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) North Carolina Conference President Rev. William Barber. Barber has been the leader of the “Moral Monday” protests at the North Carolina General Assembly, which oppose much of what the Republican-led North Carolina legislature has done. What Berger asked Barber in a letter dated April 2 was exactly what Barber wanted the legislature to do. Barber replied in a letter dated April 17 with his “Five Point...
  • ‘Praise Darwin!’ UConn Professor Goes Ape During Campus Preaching

    05/03/2014 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    STORRS, Conn. – A University of Connecticut professor asserted that he came from an ape on Tuesday as he went wild during a campus gospel presentation that included discussion on evolution. James Boster, Professor of Anthropology at University of Connecticut, spent over two hours attempting to draw students away from several evangelists that were open-air preaching and distributing gospel literature on campus. Evangelist Don Karns of Hampton, Virginia told Christian News Network that Boster approached him as he was holding a sign about evolution and became condescending and confrontational. “He asked me if I had accepted Darwin as my lord...
  • Cardio link eyed in race deaths at Rock ’n’ Roll half marathon (Two die in Raleigh)

    04/14/2014 2:47:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    News Observer ^ | 4/13/14 | Martha Quillin
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Two runners who died Sunday morning as participants in the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon may fit the profile of the most common fatalities in such events, according to a Duke sports medicine specialist: men in their 30s with pre-existing, undiagnosed cardio abnormalities. Saying the runners’ families wanted privacy, race organizers did not release the names of the men who died or give any indication of their causes of death. “We regret to confirm that two participants passed away at today’s half-marathon,” said Dr. P.Z. Pearce, the event’s medical director. “We are greatly saddened by these tragic losses,...
  • The House On Wade Avenue

    01/21/2014 1:31:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 15, 2014 | WUNC Radio
    In Raleigh, N.C., there's a house... or what looks like a house. What's hidden inside is more important than most people realize. Read the story:

    10/05/2013 6:16:35 PM PDT · by Anila · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 10/5/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Raleigh, N.C., citizens are on alert after two cases of black mob violence in two nights in their downtown. The attacks are the latest in a series of episodes of racial violence in the area. The local ABC affiliate was the only media outlet to report that last Tuesday, a group of at least 15 black people stalked and beat a homeless woman after she saw them coming and tried to get out of their way. In contrast to most cases of black racial violence, local journalist Kelli O’Hara actually identified the mob the way victims and the police did:...
  • Police: Raleigh tattoo parlor accepted food stamps as payment

    09/18/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WNCN ^ | 9/13/13
    RALEIGH, N.C. - A Raleigh tattoo parlor is accused of taking hundreds of dollars in welfare benefits for tattoos, Raleigh Police say. Warrants show Raleigh police learned in early 2013 that Ink Addiction Tattooz at 2012-B Poole Road was accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards as payment for tattoo work. Court documents show an informant purchased tattoo work from owner Clifford Craig Tittle using two EBT cards. The informant also sold Tittle two more EBT cards.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Feeding Homeless Apparently Illegal in Raleigh, NC (Cops gone wild)

    08/25/2013 9:16:55 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 94 replies
    Love Wins Ministries ^ | 8-24-13 | Hugh Holowell
    This morning we showed up at Moore Square at 9:00 a.m., just like we have done virtually every Saturday and Sunday for the last six years. We provide, without cost or obligation, hot coffee and a breakfast sandwich to anyone who wants one. We keep this promise to our community in cooperation with five different large suburban churches that help us with manpower and funding. Today officers from Raleigh Police Department prevented us from doing our work, for the first time ever. An officer said, quite bluntly, that if we attempted to distribute food, we would be arrested.
  • Moral Monday protesters return to General Assembly, 60 arrested (Breaking: freeloader has a job!)

    06/10/2013 6:13:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WCNC ^ | 6/10/13
    **SNIP** During this week's protest, Congressman G.K. Butterfield showed up to support the effort. "We are here today to express our views," Butterfield said. "This is the way we petition our government and we're going to so it very forcefully, not only today but every Monday going forward until we are heard." Asked directly about a newspaper column from a state senator Thom Goolsby, who called the effort "Moron Monday," Butterfield said, "That's a poor choice of words. We have the same thing in Washington with congressmen making statements that are mean spirited. I would hope that this representative would...
  • Who wants to counterprotest a MAIG anti-gun rally in Raleigh TODAY?

    03/28/2013 11:46:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 28 March, 2013 | Sean Sorrentino
    MAIG is running their anti-gun “day of action” garbage today. Sadly, I didn’t know about this beforehand. Raleigh What: Candlelight Vigil Who: Gun violence survivor Kim Erickson Yaman and Jen Geurin Ferrell, founder of Forward Americans When: 6:30 PM Where: Moore Square, 200 S. Blount Street Who would like to join me counterprotesting? Sign suggestions Nanny Bloomberg should take his billions and go home to NYC If MAIG wants background checks, they should start by checking themselves! (for children) My mommy’s (or daddy’s) gun protects me Guns save Lives! I’m Pro-Choice on Self-Defense I’m on Twitter at @sdsorrentino. Send me...
  • Is this Walter Raleigh’s 'lost colony' drawn in invisible ink?..

    05/03/2012 11:57:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2012 | Simon Tomlinson
    t is a mystery that has perplexed historians for more than 400 years - what ever became of the 120 settlers who tried to establish England's first colony on the north-east coast of America? Queen Elizabeth I and famed explorer Sir Walter Raleigh had hoped the expedition in the 1580s would create a capital in the New World, but something went terribly wrong. The men, women and children simply vanished - possibly massacred by native American Indians - any evidence of a settlement disappeared and the infamous 'lost colony' became rooted in American folklore. But solving the centuries-old mystery may...
  • Raleigh City Council seeks an exemption from HB650

    12/08/2011 8:15:52 AM PST · by ncdepot · 1 replies
    Adopts Conforming Ordinance The Raleigh City Council today adopted an ordinance that members hope will be short lived. The vote brings the City Code into compliance with North Carolina State Enabling Laws. The newly adopted State law that went into effect Dec. 1, allows the carrying of concealed weapons essentially everywhere, with the exceptions of some City-owned parks and recreational facilities. The City Council has asked the City Attorney’s Office to pursue an exemption for Raleigh during the General Assembly’s short session. "While the City Council will comply with the new law, the Council members unanimously believe it is bad...
  • Occupy Raleigh pays rent for new downtown campsite (good old capitalist supply and demand)

    11/29/2011 6:04:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | 11/29/11
    Occupy Raleigh pays rent for new downtown campsiteUpdated: Nov 29, 2011 8:30 AM EST RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Anti-Wall Street protestors have a new downtown Raleigh tent village that the landowner says is an example of good old capitalist supply and demand. **SNIP** The land for the tent village with a library, kitchen, social area and portable toilet is costing demonstrators $400 a month, which an anonymous donor has offered to cover.
  • Triangle man tied to unconfirmed 9/11 bomb threat [Raleigh-Durham NC]

    09/09/2011 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 37 replies ^ | 9 Sep 2011
    A man accused of being part of a terrorist cell in the Triangle has been linked to what U.S. counter-terrorism officials have called a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Jude Kenan Mohammad is among three al-Qaida leaders that investigators believe pose a particular threat because they have lived in the U.S. Mohammad, 22, dropped out of Fuquay-Varina High School in 2006 and left the U.S. two years later to visit Pakistan, his father's homeland. A federal grand...
  • Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008 (some typical RAT fraud in Raleigh)

    08/11/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WITN ^ | 8/11/11
    Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough. Posted: 9:16 PM Aug 11, 2011 **SNIP** Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending. Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo...
  • Paralyzed at her bachelorette party, bride to marry Friday

    07/18/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT · by Immerito · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 18, 2011 | Martha Waggoner
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A year after she was paralyzed in poolside horseplay at her bachelorette party, Rachelle Friedman knows one thing she would change about her life before the injury. "I wish we had danced together more because I love dancing so much, and we didn't do it enough," she says of her soon-to-be husband. "Looking back, I would have done it every night." Friedman will finally make it down the aisle on Friday, marrying the man who has waited with her to exchange vows since the accident. She is wearing the same gown she chose for the first ceremony...
  • Raleigh woman's garden became her husband's grave [Buried in garden she "worked obsessively"]

    06/27/2011 10:37:57 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 06/27/11 | Renee Elder
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ruth Huber Bostic carefully tended to her flower garden every day, even though the rest of her home and property were in shambles. Neighbors said she appeared to talk to herself while she cared for the hosta plants and violets. These seemed to be moments of tranquility for a troubled elderly woman whose husband had apparently departed long ago. Then, more than a year after she died at age 78, police discovered Bostic had not been entirely alone during her daily garden visits: Underneath the ivy and bricks, detectives found the remains of her husband, David...
  • Raleigh City NC Council Spends Your Tax Dollars Opposing Concealed Carry

    04/23/2011 8:11:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 22 April, 2011 | GRNC
    North Carolina --( Pretending that it was any of their business, the Raleigh City Council – reaffirming their leftist credentials – have publicly come out in opposition to HB 111, which would protect your legal right to self defense in restaurants and parks. In fact they proudly put the following release on the city website… (in case it didn’t register, they are spending your tax dollars, to lobby against your rights) at : City Council Opposes Concealed Handgun Bill “The Raleigh City Council on April 19 voted 7-0 to approve a resolution opposing provisions of a concealed handgun bill...
  • Hazmat Team Responds to 'Unidentifiable Substance' on North Carolina Plane

    04/20/2011 8:00:35 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 36 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 20-april-2011 | fox news
    DEVELOPING: A plane landed on an isolated airfield on Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday after authorities said an “unidentifiable substance” was found in the restroom on a flight.
  • Large damaging intense Tornado moving into the Raleigh NC Metro

    04/16/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 188 replies · 1+ views
    NWS.local media/SPC
    on the ground now very jaw dropping on the radar
  • The U.S.' Biggest Brain Magnets : College Grads are heading to Austin, Raleigh & New Orleans

    02/14/2011 7:06:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/14/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    For a decade now U.S. city planners have obsessively pursued college graduates, adopting policies to make their cities more like dense hot spots such as New York, to which the "brains" allegedly flock. But in the past 10 years "hip and cool" places like New York have suffered high levels of domestic outmigration. Some boosters rationalize this by saying the U.S. is undergoing a "bipolar migration"--an argument recently laid out by Derek Thompson in The Atlantic. On the one hand the smart "brains" head for cool, coastal cities like New York and Boston, while "families" and "feet"--a term that seems...
  • N.J. pension board members denounce former Harrison firefighter as a cheat, fraud

    01/12/2011 12:24:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The chairman of a state pension board publicly denounced a former Harrison firefighter as a cheat and a fraud Monday for collecting a $2,500-per-month disability pension from New Jersey while working as a full-time firefighter in North Carolina. As Herman Ellis looked on impassively during a hearing in Trenton, the board voted to refer the case to the state Attorney General’s Office for criminal investigation. Board members also said they plan to review whether they can recoup the money Ellis has been paid. "This is clearly fraud — fraud to steal from the state of New Jersey pension fund," board...
  • Friday Interview: Fighting Traffic Gridlock in North Carolina

    08/06/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Carolina Journal ^ | August 6, 2010 | CJ Staff
    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s traffic congestion could double in the next couple of decades, with Charlotte drivers facing the same types of delays Chicago drivers face now. That was the conclusion of a 2007 John Locke Foundation report. It recommended $12 billion of spending to clear North Carolina’s congested urban roads and prepare for future traffic growth. Many traffic problems outlined three years ago continue to cause concerns today. Randal O’Toole, senior fellow with the Cato Institute, recently tackled the issue from a national perspective in the book Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It....
  • Former Raleigh man dies in Uganda bombings

    07/12/2010 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 6 replies
    (Raleigh, NC) News & Observer ^ | 12 July 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
    An American who recently lived in Raleigh for a year was the lone American killed when explosions tore through crowds watching the World Cup final Sunday at a rugby club and an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala, Uganda, killing at least 64 people. Nathan Henn, 25, who worked with Invisible Children, a San Diego-based aid group that helps child soldiers in Africa, was killed on the rugby field. Henn was a native of Wilmington, Del., but his family moved to Raleigh in 2007, and he lived here for about a year, his sister, Brynne Henn, said this morning in a telephone...
  • Kosovar National Charged with Terrorism Violations

    06/17/2010 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 417+ views
    June 17, 2010 NOTE The following text is a quote: Kosovar National Charged with Terrorism Violations RALEIGH, NC—Bajram Asllani, 29, a resident of Mitrovica, Kosovo, has been charged in a criminal complaint with providing material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Field Division; and Robin Pendergraft, Director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, announced today. Asllani, also known as “Bajram...
  • Judges won't extradite Kosovo terror suspect to US

    07/16/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    PRISTINA, Kosovo — A panel of international judges on Friday decided not to extradite a Kosovo terror suspect to the United States on legal grounds and then set him free, a European Union official said. Nicholas Hawton said the U.S. request to extradite 29-year-old ethnic Albanian Bajram Asllani did not demonstrate "well-grounded suspicions" that he plotted terrorist attacks. The panel also ruled Friday there was no valid extradition treaty between the two countries. The extradition request was made on the basis of a 1901 treaty between the US and the former Kingdom of Serbia. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence from...
  • At Raleigh Event, Brockovich Vague On Alcoa Dam Controversy

    06/30/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | June 29, 2010 | Rick Henderson
    RALEIGH — At a press conference Tuesday, environmental activist and celebrity Erin Brockovich offered a rambling defense of the state’s efforts to take control of four central North Carolina hydroelectric dams between Salisbury and Badin owned and operated by Alcoa Power Generating Inc. “My job here today is not to sit here and bash Alcoa,” Brockovich said at a briefing that took place before an invitation-only event for state lawmakers at the exclusive Capitol City Club. “Agencies, industries, and attorneys need to get together collectively and do what’s right by people,” she added. “It’s time to … give back, and...
  • Raleigh seeks Bud Light name on downtown amphitheater (WE NEED MONEY)

    05/13/2010 5:29:39 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 2 replies · 141+ views
    WRAL ^ | 5/12/2010 | Dan Bowens
    Raleigh is working with Anheuser-Busch on a deal for the naming rights to the city's new downtown amphitheater, but state liquor regulators are hesitant to approve such a deal, WRAL News has learned. The City Council last week voted to name the venue the Bud Light Amphitheater for an undisclosed sum, according to a statement signed by City Clerk Gail Smith. "This will help us pay for a very substantial portion of the amphitheater. So we are hopeful that it will be approved," Mayor Charles Meeker said Wednesday. Doug Grissom, assistant director of the Raleigh Convention Center, which operates the...
  • State backs down on flagpole rule at protests (Raleigh, NC)

    04/15/2010 8:23:17 AM PDT · by SuperSonic · 19 replies · 675+ views
    WTVD 11 News ^ | 4/15/2010 | WTVD
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Hours before a large Tea Party protest at the State Capitol, North Carolina officials suspended a rule that would have kept flagpoles and banner supports to a maximum length of 12 inches. "The Department of Crime Control and Public Safety and the Department of Administration are concerned that Rule 16 poses potential legal questions. As a result, State Capitol Police has suspended enforcement of the rule until a review can be completed," said Crime Control and Public Safety Secretary Reuben Young in a statement. < snip > Article here
  • Flag-waving harder at Capitol (Raleigh Tea Partiers get restriction on individual poles)

    04/14/2010 7:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 612+ views
    News Observer ^ | 4/14/10 | SARAH OVASKA
    Flag-waving harder at CapitolBY SARAH OVASKA - Staff writer Modified Wed, Apr 14, 2010 12:10 AM RALEIGH -- Organizers of a tea party event planned for Thursday at the state Capitol are unhappy they can't carry flags on poles because of state officials' fears that they could be used as weapons. The prohibition applies to the American flag, North Carolina's state flag or anything else carried on a pole more than a foot in length. Scott Hunter, chief of the State Capitol Police, said that the group will be allowed to carry tiny flags of the kind handed out at...
  • Mystery builds around school official Taft's assault

    03/09/2010 8:47:35 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 7 replies · 153+ views
    The News & Observer Publishing Co ^ | 03/09/2010 | THOMASI MCDONALD AND ANNE BLYTHE
    RALEIGH -- Three days after a state school board member was found injured in the West Raleigh home of a Raleigh lawyer, police still are combing the crime scene for evidence and remain uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the crime. State Board of Education member Kathy A. Taft was found severely beaten inside a two-story home at 2710 Cartier Drive late Saturday morning.
  • 10 ‘smartest’ U.S. cities

    02/26/2010 7:29:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies · 890+ views
    1. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. 2. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose 3. Boston 4. Minneapolis-St. Paul 5. Denver 6. Hartford-New Haven, Conn. 7. Seattle-Tacoma 8. District of Columbia 9. Portland 10. Baltimore
  • Students sickened by norovirus at Raleigh conference

    02/16/2010 2:43:08 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 8 replies · 414+ views ^ | 2/15/2010 | Bruce Mildwurf of Capitol Broadcasting Company
    Raleigh, N.C. — Tests show the students sickened while attending a leadership conference in Raleigh over the weekend suffered from norovirus, Wake County officials said Monday. About 150 of the 1,000 students from across the state who gathered at the downtown Raleigh Sheraton for a YMCA Youth & Government meeting reported nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Five were taken to area hospitals
  • From DC to NC: Taxpayer March on Raleigh 11.14.09

    11/06/2009 12:44:37 PM PST · by MitchellC · 3 replies · 601+ views
    Due to the amazing energy of the 9-12 March on Washington, we are BRINGING IT HOME TO NORTH CAROLINA! North Carolina FreedomWorks is sponsoring a “Taxpayer March On Raleigh” The 11-14 event will begin at 11AM and include a march and rally. The event will begin on Halifax Mall, the large grassy area located between the Legislative Building and the Legislative Office Building. As FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe is fond of saying, “Government goes to those who show up.” We showed up to march on our nation’s capitol. It’s time to bring it home to our state capitol! From...
  • [Wake County NC] School board runoff must proceed, state board rules

    10/28/2009 10:16:25 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 635+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | October 28, 2009 | Thomas Goldsmith
    State board of election members today decided that a closely watched runoff in a Wake County school board race should proceed. On a 4-1 vote, board members ruled that candidate Cathy Truitt's name should remain on the ballot even though she sought to withdraw her request for a runoff. If her name gains the most votes, the school board would fill her seat. John Tedesco, a critic of current school board policies, including forced busing for diversity and mandatory year-round schools, placed first in the Oct. 6 primary. Because he failed to gain a majority of votes, second-place finisher Truitt...
  • Top 10 grad magnet cities

    09/30/2009 9:05:21 PM PDT · by Saije · 19 replies · 1,269+ views
    WFIE ^ | 9/30/2009 | Sarah Harlan
    Younger Americans just starting out in their careers have always been willing to relocate, but with unemployment high and jobs hard to come by, this mobile generation has become more cautious about making just any move. As a result, cities with staying power and emerging industries may benefit the most once the recession lifts. Leading the list and sharing the number one spot are Washington D.C and Seattle. They're cities with long histories of government jobs and related industries. A Wall Street Journal panel ranked the cities based on job possibilities, affordability and quality of life. One big change, panelists...
  • Edwards' mistress appears at federal courthouse

    08/06/2009 6:24:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 2,718+ views
    Capitol Broadcasting ^ | Aug. 5 , 2009
    Rielle Hunter, John Edwards' former mistress, went inside the federal courthouse in Raleigh Thursday morning. A grand jury is meeting in the courthouse. FBI agents escorted Hunter into a back entrance ... Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina and two-time presidential candidate, is under investigation to see if campaign funds were illegally paid to Hunter. There is also widespread speculation that Edwards fathered her child.
  • Alleged 'jihadist' known as friendly store owner

    07/29/2009 5:16:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 540+ views
    WBAY.COM ^ | 29 JULY 2009 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When someone in the Raleigh area needed a sheep or goat slaughtered according to Islamic law, Daniel Boyd was the man to see. "You find everything from halal meat and snacks to soft back prints of the Holy Quran in both English and Arabic," read a notice on the Web for Boyd's Blackstone Market in nearby Garner. There was even a place to worship in the back. Bosnian native Jasmin Smajic said he was drawn to the store by the halal goods. Instead he found a friend. "He would always ask people, his friends, if he...
  • Obama to tout health care reform in Raleigh

    07/25/2009 5:53:13 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 32 replies · 703+ views
    WRALTV.COM website ^ | 7/23/09 | Dan Bowens
    Raleigh, N.C. — The heated debate over health care reform will take center stage in Raleigh next week as President Barack Obama visits the Capital City to tout his controversial health care reform plan. The White House said Friday that Obama is scheduled to appear at a health care-related event on Wednesday. Further details of the president's visit were not disclosed.
  • Rally's theme: 'No more taxes' (1500 in Raleigh)

    06/04/2009 3:42:14 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 6 replies · 646+ views
    News & Observer ^ | June 4, 2009 | Kevin Kiley
    Hundreds of protesters massed behind the legislative building Wednesday, with a simple message in dark financial times. "No more taxes!" they shouted. Some carried signs and "Don't Tread on Me" flags for the event, dubbed "Take Back Our State Tea Party." A collection of conservative groups brought in nationally recognized speakers such as FOX News' Mary Katharine Ham and Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher to speak against proposed tax increases in next year's budget. Wurzelbacher, whose questioning of Barack Obama's tax policies in the 2008 campaign brought him prominence, urged people to get involved in politics and hold government officials accountable....