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New Midtown Park Is Popular Destination, Receives City Award
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Midtown Park opened in April but it has already become an icon for an upscale area of Midtown in and around North Hills. There is always something going on at the park, be it bluegrass concerts... [...]
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Groups pressure McCrory to stop defending gay marriage ban
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Gay rights advocacy groups have been fighting the state's ban on gay marriage in court since it was passed two years ago, and now they're demanding that Gov. Pat McCrory stops fighting them back. [...]
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Save Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits in Durham
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“Intrepid is the kind of place that makes Durham, Durham. We can’t afford to lose it.” Help Save Intrepid >> The Story: After returning home from war as a Marine Scout/Sniper, I spent 10 years searching for a place to call home; where I could use my skills and experiences to make the world a better place. After finishing training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, I decided to start Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits with a mission to enrich, enlighten, and empower not only others, but myself as well. I chose Durham because of its socio-economic diversity, its embrace of grit and determination mixed with intellect and compassion, and the community’s resolve to stand behind those who risk it all to follow their dreams. While business was expanding rapidly during the spring, it stagnated to such a degree during the summer that my landlords have given me until September 7 to pay past rent or close the business. [...]
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NC SPIN episode # 826 – Air Date 8/31/14
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Topics: School Vouchers, Election Laws, The Three Judge Panel, Balance of Power, Gay Marriage and #TellUsSomethingWeDontKnow Panelists: Rufus Edminsten, Former Secretary of State Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation Bob Orr, Former Supreme Court Justice Tom Campbell, Moderator [...]
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Merrimon-Wynne House To Be Honored at Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance
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The community is invited to the 2014 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St. Jess... [...]
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Capital Area Transit Alert: Expect Delays TODAY Near Moore Square Station, R-LINE Detour
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Wednesday, August 27, 10am-3pm:R-LINE Detour - From Wilmington St. left on Martin, right on McDowell, right on Jones to left on Wilmington and resume route.NOTICE: Expect delays in and around... [...]
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Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Delayed for Labor Day
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Waste Industries will not pickup garbage or recycling on Monday, September 1st since the Wake County Landfill is closed in observance of Labor Day. As a result, solid waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Labor Day. [...]
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Factory Workers Return to American Tobacco for Anniversary Reunion, Sept. 6
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Long before American Tobacco Campus built a reputation as a premiere live-work-play destination, it was one of the world’s most prosperous factories. On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9:45am-1:30pm, more than 150 former factory workers will return to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the campus’ remarkable reboot.   These very special guests — many of whom choked up or bubbled over with stories upon hearing of the reunion — will enjoy lunch together as well as tours of one-time factory spaces now transformed into the sleek headquarters of cutting edge companies such as McKinney and Bronto.   At lunch, Jim Goodmon, the head of Capitol Broadcasting Company, which owns the campus and led its transformation, will offer a tribute to the former workers. Press is welcome to join Saturday’s festivities, which will run as follows:   9:45 am- Guests arrive near Burt’s Bees 10:00-11:30. Tours start (including the American Underground, the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Bronto, [...]
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Supreme Court asked to release voucher funds
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by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, August 26, 2014. Advocates of the North Carolina school voucher program did not wait for a judge to write his order declaring public taxpayer assistance for private schools unconstitutional before trying to halt the effects of his ruling. On Friday, they asked the N.C. Court of Appeals to issue an emergency ruling to allow disbursement of taxpayer funds to children whose families had accepted the so-called “Opportunity Scholarships” this year. A three-judge appeals court panel rejected that request on Monday, saying it was premature to offer such a ruling without a written order from Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood. Instead of waiting for that order, which is expected in a few days, attorneys representing legislative leaders Phil Berger and Thom Tillis and several families pushed ahead to the N.C. Supreme Court. Voucher critics immediately tried to halt the requested intervention, saying a departure from the typical appeals process is not warr [...]
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Patrick Woodie – “What’s The Future of NC Rural Center?”
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On this NC Spin Perspective, Acting President Patrick Woodie of North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc. shares where the Rural Center stands today. [...]
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City Acquires Properties to Mitigate Flood Damages
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Many properties in Raleigh are located in flood plains, or are subject to damage from other high-water incidents. The city of Raleigh has used grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s... [...]
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Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Set for Sept. 2
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The community is invited to the 2014 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin Street.The... [...]
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Tillis’ first general election ad airs in intensifying election season
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Speaker of the N.C. House and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis’s first general election campaign ad aired this week as attention intensifies on an election that may determine which political party controls the upper chamber. [...]
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American Tobacco Campus Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
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To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we’re asking our friends and family to share what American Tobacco Campus means to them in the form of a photo or other piece of original art: https://americantobaccocampus.com/news/91   Prizes include a weekend stay at the coming Aloft Durham Downtown hotel and much more. Please help us spread the word! And don’t forget still more upcoming anniversary fun:   The rousing finale of the 2014 Back Porch Music on the Lawn series, featuring the ever-popular Chatham County Line on Thursday, Sept. 4, 6-8pm. (Public)   A tenant appreciation party with bands and picnics on the fabled American Tobacco lawn on Friday, Sept. 5, 3-5pm. (Private)   A BBQ lunch for former American Tobacco factory workers and people involved in the campus’ renovation on Saturday, Sept. 6, including tours of intriguing campus spaces, including private businesses not always open to visitors. (Private — but press welcome)   A public festival on Blackwel [...]
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WineVine-Imports
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Visit WineVine-Imports for a selection of wine related products to choose from. Categories include wine furniture, storage, accessories, glassware, gifts, personalized items, and more. Many items are available for free shipping specials. Visit online to browse our selection today!   [...]
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Healthy tourism
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Editorial by Wilmington Star-News, August 18, 2014. Tourism in North Carolina is a $20 billion-a-year industry, and that’s only counting what visitors – traveling for recreation or on business – actually spend here. That total does not take into account the total impact as employees and businesses that make a living in tourism pump the money back into the economy. The $20 billion spent by visitors in 2013 was a record, and more than $1 billion of that total was spent in the Cape Fear region. If there were any doubt about the importance of tourism to this region – and the importance of policies that keep people wanting to come here – that figure should dispel it. At the state level, the Department of Commerce estimates that 200,000 jobs owe their existence directly to the tourism industry. Why do people come to North Carolina? We have it all – mountains and beaches, bustling cities and rural charm, golf courses and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. As impo [...]
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Hagan criticizes Obama on veterans issues ahead of his Charlotte visit
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Kay Hagan by Jim Morrill, News and Observer, August 23, 2014. Three weeks after signing into law a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Barack Obama will come to Charlotte Tuesday to speak to the American Legion. The president is expected to speak in the morning, though no details have been announced. The 2.4 million member organization began its convention Friday. National Commander Daniel Dellinger said the legion “is honored that the nation’s commander-in-chief will address those … who have served in uniform.” But Obama is expected to meet skeptics – including at least one in his own party. “The Obama Administration has not yet done enough to earn the lasting trust of our veterans and implement real and permanent reforms at the VA,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said in a statement. “I hope to hear the President address these challenges.” Hagan is in a tight race with Republican Thom Tillis. Republicans have tried to tie Hagan to Obama, [...]
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2013-2014 Annual Report for the Raleigh Office of Economic Development Now Available
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The City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development has released its inaugural annual report.The report for fiscal year 2013/2014 includes data previously found in the City’s Growth and Development... [...]
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Boil Water Advisory Cancelled for Affected Areas in Town of Garner
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The boil water advisory has been lifted and is no longer in effect for residents of the Town of Garner affected by the August 21 boil water advisory. The area included Timber Drive Elementary... [...]
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WAKA Kickball Offers New Fall Corporate Kickball League in Durham
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WAKA Kickball recently opened a brand new corporate kickball league in Durham, North Carolina to meet the needs of local companies looking to find ways to engage their employees.   This new league will play on Tuesday nights in Durham at Southern Boundaries Park starting on Sept. 9, 2014. The season will last for 8 weeks and teams will compete weekly against other area companies. In addition to kickball games, WAKA Kickball also offers several opportunities during the season for players to socialize, attend events at fun local places, and get involved in the community. WAKA’s community non-profit partner for 2014 is Habitat for Humanity ReStore.   “Playing kickball has improved my work life by giving me a chance to get outside and be active, let go of a little stress, and forge new personal and working relationships,” said Kelly Truncer, a Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina employee who has participated in more than five WAKA Kickball Durham league seasons.   Current re [...]
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Meet Customers, Suppliers, Biz Partners, More
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Time to promote your business and have some fun…yes, at the same time. Introducing The BIG Pitch and The BIG Expo. You are invited to pitch your business in 2 min to executive judges (think American Idol) and a room full of 200 Chamber members and the Durham community. The best pitch wins… Prizes: Meet with North Carolina business leaders Free DPAC tickets Free stay at the Washington Duke Inn  3 easy steps to win The BIG Pitch: Submit a video of your pitch to gkandrews@durhamchamber.org. Unedited laptop and smartphone videos are great! (or we can film you!) Get selected as one of the lucky 10 “pitchers” Give your pitch publicly on October 15th to executive judges and 200 potential customers Submission Deadline: September 15thPlus, the Chamber’s favorite 20 video submissions will be played at the event.Attend the Event!Come and meet your future customers, busin [...]
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