Red Hat Sponsors App That Is All Bluegrass Oct. 3-4 [...]
Historically in Apex, kids have done their trick-or-treating on whatever day Halloween falls (October 31st, which this year is a Friday). However, the Town does not officially set this date, or take a position on what day any holiday is celebrated.
For the safety of all involved, the only suggestion we make is that all trick-or-treating is done before 9 pm.
Goblins Groove (Family Dance at the Halle Cultural Arts Center)
Trick or Treat on Salem Street (Downtown businesses treat the kids - last Saturday in October from 4-6) [...]
As the November election draws nearer, it seems both Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis have some work to do to reach faith-based voters — who make up one-third of the North Carolina electorate. [...]
Big Boss Brewing Company was started in 2006 and shipped it first beer in the 2nd quarter of 2007 in the triangle area of North Carolina. It was formed as collaboration between Geoff Lamb, a UNC graduate, who returned to North Carolina in 2006 to join forces with Brewmaster, Brad Wynn, who has 12+ years of brewing experience including several years with Victory, Wild Goose and Native Brewing Company.
At Big Boss, we brew real beer. Beer for people who appreciate the fact that while different styles of beer taste, well, different, a well-made beer always satisfies. Big Boss is designed to be appreciated, but crafted to be enjoyed. It’s a beer drinker’s “house brand” – always satisfying. Enjoy a pint when you’re out, and keep a few in the fridge. Better yet, become a “Friend of the Boss” by joining our e-mail list or visiting us at our brewery and tap room in Raleigh, North Carolina. [...]
By Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, September 29, 2014.
A party that denies citizens their constitutional right to vote is a party that deserves to lose. That’s the Republican Party today.
The party of Lincoln and TR has become the party of Block the Vote: Voter-suppression laws. Cutting back early voting. No same-day voter registration. Elections boards that twist the laws to suit partisan purposes. And now a deliberate effort to confuse voters about their registration.
Republicans claim they’re protecting us from voter fraud. But it looks like Republicans are the ones guilty of voter fraud.
That latest outrage comes from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the Koch-funded ruling wing of the North Carolina Republican Party. The N&O reported: “Hundreds of North Carolinians – and one cat – have received incorrect voter registration information, according to the NC State Board of Elections.”
One of the most shameful chapters of North Carolina history [...]
After SPIN! 09/28/14 – Question to Doug Clark: “Response to Governor McCrory’s 25 year transportation plan has been largely positive, especially among more rural sections of the state. Treasurer Janet Cowell has said the state had the capacity to borrow $1 billion. But the real question is how to get the revenues to pay it back. When citizens learn there will be an increase in gas tax, or a new tax on vehicle miles traveled or even more toll roads will they be willing to pass $1 billion in new bonds?” [...]
The public is invited to celebrate the graduation of the Raleigh Fire Department’s (RFD) 39th Recruit Academy today at 6:00 p.m. at the Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing... [...]
The media is invited to attend the installation of “Banjostand,” Bland Hoke’s interactive public art contribution to the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass.... [...]
With Pearl Therapeutics set to expand, Longfellow Real Estate Partner’s Royal Center in Research Triangle Park is now 100 percent leased. Pearl will add another 13,000 square feet of lab space, bringing its total at Royal Center to 36,000.
Longfellow purchased Royal Center and Exchange Place (collectively known as the 180,000 sq ft Imperial Center Office Park) in February. The Boston-based company is also working with Duke University to develop the Durham Innovation District (aka Durham.ID), a world-class research and business hub set amid the Bull City’s hustling and bustling downtown.
The planned Durham Innovation District will offer two million sq ft of Class A office and lab space as well as immersion in the urban amenities 21st century knowledge workers crave. Hundreds of apartments and ample retail will welcome creative professionals as tree-lined lanes connect Durham’s thriving neighborhoods.
Longfellow is nearing completion on another Duke project, the transfor [...]
by John Davis, John Davis Political Consulting, September 26, 2014.
This is an update of my January 10, 2014 report titled, North Carolina’s U.S. Senate Race: Numbers Say Republican Thom Tillis is Likely to Upset Kay Hagan.
From the January 10 report:
No North Carolina Democrat has won a second term in the U.S. Senate since 1968
Midterm elections do not favor the party in the White House, Democrats
The NC Democratic Party is in shambles; the GOP has power and strong leaders
Both candidates are equally smart, competitive and capable of raising money
Polls show the race virtually tied with Hagan at 44% and Tillis at 42%
For every “extreme right” attack ad that Hagan or her super PACs run against Tillis, he and his super PACs can counter with equally damaging “extreme left” attack ads
Hagan will be on the defense throughout 2014 for telling PolitiFact’s 2013 Lie of the Year, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”
On Monday, September 22, 2014, the late [...]
Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, September 26, 2014.
Unthinkable. Inhumane. How could this have happened? There should be no shortage of outrage over the revelation that a mentally ill prisoner in Alexander County died of thirst while in custody. The incident happened in March, but the autopsy was just released on Thursday. A much more thorough public accounting is in order.
Most of the custodians responsible for his care were fired or resigned, but the Department of Public Safety refused to provide the medical examiner with pertinent details such as when the man last had access to food and water and other information that could help determine whether his mental and physical disabilities contributed to his death.
That also leaves open the question of whether criminal charges may be warranted.
Michael Anthony Kerr was another tragic victim in what has become a familiar story. Our police forces, jails and prisons by default become the primary points of contact for people failed by an i [...]
Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh will be filled with the rumble of big V-twin cruisers and the scream of high-revving sport bikes for three days during the 10th Annual Ray Price Capital... [...]
The City of Raleigh is acquiring the Milner Inn, one of four properties on Capital Boulevard damaged by flooding in August.The City and the owners of the Milner Inn, located at 1817 Capital Boulevard,... [...]
Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton are names pollsters have been foreseeing in the 2016 presidential primaries, but seem a little out of place in the N.C. Senate race between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.These big names, with the exception of Hillary whose husband is doing it for her, are throwing endorsements into every Senate race they can reach, and we can be certain the victors will return the favor in 2016. [...]
The NCWorks Incumbent Worker (NCWORKS IW) Training Grant is a competitive training grant through which qualifying businesses can address employees’ skill gaps and impact company stability.
Durham-based for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, with 5 or more employees, that have been in operation in North Carolina for a minimum of one year prior to the State’s submission deadline date, are current on all federal and state obligations, and are financially viable are eligible to apply for up to $10,000.
To learn more about this grant opportunity, visit the grant page or contact Darrell Solomon at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15221. The grant submission deadline for Durham-based businesses is Friday October 10, 2014 at 5p.m.
Please join us in welcoming our newest Member Businesses to the Sustain-a-Bull family: Lucie’s Home Services: Lucie’s Home Services offers the highest quality residential cleaning services at affordable prices in Chapel Hill and Durham. We are proud to offer professional cleaning … Continue reading → [...]
Question to Chris Fitzsimon – McClatchy newspapers have written a series of articles pointing out serious problems with construction companies misreporting employment records to avoid paying taxes. Many are wondering why Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry hasn’t responded to inquiries asking her response. Why isn’t she speaking out? [...]
Watch this week’s “Reporters Roundtable” NC SPIN program. Topics: The State of our State, Voucher funds released, Medicaid turning the corner?, The elections
Doug Clark, columnist and editorial writer for the Greensboro News and Record
Patrick Gannon, Editor of The Insider and Capitol Press Association
Tom Lamprecht, Eastern Carolina’s popular afternoon talk show host on WTIB
Laura Leslie, Capitol Bureau Chief for WRAL-TV in Raleigh
Tom Campbell, Moderator [...]
The Internal Revenue Service recently published IRS Notice 2014-56, adjusting the amount of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for plans ending on or after October 1, 2014 and before October 1, 2015. These plans will pay $2.08 per covered life, a slightly higher PCORI fee than the previous plan year. As in previous years, health insurance carriers will pay the PCORI fee on behalf of fully-insured group health plans. Plan sponsors of self-insured group health plans, including some HRAs and health FSAs, must complete the filing process themselves using IRS Form 720.
The PCORI fees, embedded in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are collected to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. To learn more about this organization, click here.
The IRS also maintains a helpful PCORI fee Questions and Answers page, providing information about the filing process, methods for calculating covered lives under a plan, and expiration date of th [...]
(Note to Media: The Crowder family is not receiving calls or visits from the media. Please respect the family’s wishes for privacy at this time by contacting the City’s Public Affairs Department... [...]
Carl Dawson, the City of Raleigh’s Public Works director has announced that he intends to retire on December 1, after a long, successful career in public service. Mr. Dawson has served as the... [...]