The Lower Neuse Basin Association (LNBA) celebrates 20 years of service to North Carolina on Wednesday, July 23.The North Carolina Division of Water Resources is hosting the celebration, which... [...]
Kaiser Health News recently published a great article entitled “Brief Consumer Guide to Health Law Court Decisions” outlining the highlights of yesterday’s conflicting decisions from two U.S. courts of appeal addressing whether tax subsidies implemented by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) may be provided to individuals purchasing insurance through an exchange operated by the federal government (an FFE). A three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia concluded that PPACA’s subsidies should only be available to individuals purchasing health insurance in exchanges operated by a state. A little further south in Richmond, Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided that legislative intent was to make tax subsidies available to individuals purchasing health insurance through either an FFE or state-based exchange.
What impact do these decisions have on employers? Very littl [...]
This is the second in a four-part mini series focusing on different angles of federal campaign finance reform, an issue augmented by the rise of undisclosed spending for candidates. [...]
Four area Rotary Clubs are partnering with Durham nonprofit Crayons2Calculators with a “Fill that Bus!” schools supplies drive for Durham Public Schools Aug. 16.
Rotarians and the bus will be located outside the Office Depot and Sam’s Club, 4001 Chapel Hill Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon Rd. and Chapel Hill Blvd.) and the Chick-Fil-A parking lot (outside Renaissance Village at 7836 Leonard Drive) Aug. 16. Residents are asked to bring with them school supplies to help fill the bus.
In addition, local businesses will have collection bins in their offices starting this week. For a complete listing of Partner collection sites, visit http://www.crayons2calculators.org/fill-that-bus-2014.html
The 10 Most Needed Items are:
Crayons (boxes) Glue SticksMarkers (boxes)Pencils (packs)ErasersHighlightersClipboards Copy Paper – reams Spiral NotebooksComposition Books
Other items include: Calculators, Colored pencils (boxes), Construction paper, Staplers , Hand San [...]
This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC Free Enterprise Foundation. In this video Stewart speaks on November elections. [...]
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Residents in the Oaks at Whitaker Glen Apartments in Raleigh are being advised to boil all water used for human consumption.Potable water service to the Oaks at Whitaker Glen Apartments, located... [...]
Celebrate 29 years of food, dance, music, art, and culture at the International Festival of Raleigh. This year, the International Festival will be held on September 19th-21st at t [...]
During the summer months it is easy to be distracted by thoughts of upcoming vacations or simply spending more time outdoors. Below are some tips for employers to help engage employees, so that they can focus on goals and maintain their productivity during the dog days of summer.
Offer flexible work arrangements Whether its shortened work weeks, telecommuting, late arrival or early departure times, most employees will celebrate a change to their usual schedules.
Encourage career development Training and development can serve as a strong motivator for employees who desire greater responsibility and want to add new skills.
Create incentives Tie goals to an incentive program to yield greater motivation.
Take a field trip Step outside of the office and into a different setting. Consider an outing to a ballpark, museum, lake or beach.
Promote volunteerism Volunteering is an excellent way to help inspire employees and engender good will in the community at the same time.
Host a compa [...]
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If you have had the pleasure of attending a breakfast- or lunch-meeting, reception or dinner event at the Raleigh Convention Center, you are among the legion that knows that the center’s caterer... [...]
Raleigh City Manager Ruffin Hall has completed the assembly of his senior management team. From a field of 254 applicants representing 27 states, Mr. Hall has selected two North Carolina-based... [...]
Editorial by Burlington Times-News, July 20, 2014.
Believe it: Gridlock in Washington can lead to gridlock right here in North Carolina. And if Congress can’t get past the partisan bickering that has made it one of the least productive in history, we will see the effects in the form of delays on important road construction projects.
The N.C. Department of Transportation says failure of Congress to reach an agreement to keep the Federal Highway Trust Fund would delay a number of road improvement projects in the state. Those delays also would cost hundreds to thousands of jobs at a time when our state is just coming back from the worst downturn in recent memory.
The trust fund, which is built on federal fuel tax revenues, is rapidly dwindling. Officials say it could be insolvent as early as next month. That’s a scary thought. Allowing our roadways and transportation systems to deteriorate would cripple economic growth.
North Carolina faces a similar problem funding its roads. The sta [...]
This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with Joe Stewart, Executive Director of NC Free Enterprise Foundation . In this video Stewart speaks to the political climate in North Carolina. [...]
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Perfectly Personalized Monograms creates adorable gifts for every occasion. We have a large selection of items that can be personalized for you to give that special someone such as a Best Friend or a Sorority Sister. We create affordable and personalized gifts for everyone to enjoy!
Global Village is Raleigh’s home for Organic and Shade Grown Coffee. Since 2000, we have served the finest organic coffee and espresso, whole leaf organic teas, pastries and panini.
We offer a warm, inviting space for reading, conversation or just recharging the batteries before you jump back into your day. We are across from NC State University so there are always a lot of smart, friendly people to meet from around the world.
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Blog post from I.M.U. Social Media LLC : Most experts agree that it is not easy working for you. The facts are that the majority of small businesses and start-ups fail in the first year. The simple game plan is do not follow your passion. [...]
The Raleigh Citizen Advisory Council (RCAC) presented its annual report, which included a vision of a “better city through citizen participation,” to the Raleigh City Council today. The RCAC,... [...]
The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved the roadway design for the widening of Sandy Forks Road. The project will include widening and rehabilitation the road with curb and gutter, sidewalks,... [...]
W. Steven Burke spends his days devoted entirely to his collection of American folk art buildings -- miniature replicas of famous houses and buildings around the world. His collection -- he owns 1,200 of them, making it the largest in the country -- includes the Empire State Building and has been featured in local art exhibitions and magazine articles. A year, ago, though, Burke's life was very different. He was the president of the North Carolina Center for Biofuels, the nation's only state-funded center devoted to researching and developing advanced biofuels. [...]
The John Rex Endowment has announced that the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department was awarded a grant to help create healthier environments for children. The three-year... [...]
Topics: Revised budget, Education spending, Tell us something we don’t know
Gene Arnold, Former Legislator
Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch
John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation
Howard Lee, Former state Senator
Tom Campbell, Moderator [...]
The Fortify Project to rebuild sections of I-440 and I-40 in Raleigh will take a significant step forward this weekend. For the first time since the project started, motorists will get to drive... [...]
Merz North America announced on Wednesday that its will move its headquarters from Greensboro to Raleigh. The decision to centralize the pharmaceutical company's operations around a Raleigh headquarters... [...]
Raleigh Digital Connector, 16-year old Khalia Parker, was one of several participants chosen to speak at the 4th annual CityCamp NC event held on May 29-31. Khalia was invited to present her... [...]
by Gary Pearce, Talking About Politics, July 16, 2014.
Republican primaries are the best entertainment you can find this summer.
First Eric Cantor loses in a monumental upset. Then black Democrats save Thad Cochrane’s hide. Then two former Democrats running for Wake County DA fight over who’s the best Republican. And now Phil Berger Jr. loses big despite outspending his opponent big, plus getting help from every lobbyist, superPAC and special interest his father could line up.
You can almost feel the ripples of glee running through the Democratic Party, the Republican House leadership and the Governor’s Mansion.
How we love to see the mighty fall.
Carter knows far more about this race than I do, but I refuse to let ignorance stand in the way of analysis.
John Davis wrote that the winner, Mark Walker, “fanned the flames of resentment of super PAC attack ads run against him and two other Guilford County candidates during April and May, and tied Berger to Washingto [...]
Tune into NC SPIN this week as we discuss The Revised budget, Education spending and Tell us something we don’t know. Joining moderator Tom Campbell this week are Gene Arnold, Former Legislator, Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch, John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation and Howard Lee, Former state Senator.
Join Sustain-a-Bull and the Regulator Bookshop on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8:00 PM to celebrate a marvelous month of Waldo-hunting and local shopping at the Find Waldo Local Prize Drawing & Celebration. The evening will include raffle drawings, Waldo-themed games, … Continue reading → [...]
The City of Raleigh’s Land Management Program will begin selling hay bales at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 a.m. The hay is grown at the Neuse River Wastewater... [...]
The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday accepted a $7000 grant to restore the riparian buffer in John Chavis Memorial Park. The grant comes from the Alliance for Community Trees and CSX Railroad.... [...]
This NC SPIN Perspectives interview is with chair and professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University, Dr. Andy Taylor. In this video Dr. Taylor speaks about the Tea Party and how it might be fracturing the Republican Party. [...]
There's an invisible dome around your town and it may be keeping people from spending money in your town!
There is an invisible dome around your town and it may be driving people away from spending money in your area. On this dome are all the reviews of the individual businesses in the town. People are deciding every day whether to enter the dome and spend money in your town or move on to the next town to spend their money. You may even have bad reviews hurting your business and you don’t even know about it. [...]
The Raleigh City Council, on July 1, approved $168,000 of Community Enhancement Grants.The grants fund services for residents with low incomes and other populations such as seniors, abused children... [...]
The Raleigh City Council, on July 1, approved the recommended alternatives at Peace Street and Wade Avenue, as presented by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the proposed... [...]
Raleigh residents wishing to view the documents and presentations that are part of the City Council’s work sessions can do so by visiting the City of Raleigh’s Council & Committees [...]
The Raleigh City Council today adopted ordinances designating two properties as Raleigh Historic Landmarks, and referred one new application for Historic Landmark designation to the North Carolina... [...]
Editorial by Greensboro News-Record, July 13, 2014.
Medicaid is too important and expensive not to get right.
North Carolina leaders are set to make changes in Medicaid delivery — but they don’t agree among themselves, creating confusion and uncertainty about the future of the $13 billion program.
The News & Observer of Raleigh recently published a series of articles detailing problems, including a rapid increase in state spending and administrative disarray. There was some good news. Medical costs per patient have declined since 2008 and a higher percentage of providers treat Medicaid patients than the national average. Overall costs are rising, however, because more people became eligible for coverage during the recession.
Medicaid serves people who usually don’t have other options than seeking treatment in emergency rooms, where they couldn’t pay the bill. The better approach is to put them on a schedule of preventive care and routine treatment, keeping them healthie [...]
The Raleigh Wine Shop was created out of a shared passion among three friends and wine industry veterans. The new Glenwood South shop welcomes both wine novice and connoisseur with a bright, inviting atmosphere and varied price points on quality wines created with the purity of the fruit in mind. Seth, Jeff and Ryan’s unparalleled selection process had them tasting literally thousands of wines over the course of three months to find those that fit their criteria of quality and value. [...]
The Triangle Real Estate Group was founded in 2013 by Katherin Burnette and Doug Muhle. Katherin and Doug have over 25 years of experience in the Greater Raleigh and Triangle Area real estate markets. Together they have built a strong brand and customer base and their clients know them as real estate and marketing experts.
In March of 2013 the Triangle Real Estate Group welcomed additional members as apart of their experienced team and real estate services are now provided to clients in Wake, Johnston Durham, Orange, Franklin and Granville Counties.
Following a public hearing on July 1, the Raleigh City Council referred the widening of Sandy Forks Road between Six Forks Road and Falls of Neuse Road to City staff for further review. Council... [...]
The City of Raleigh has contributed towards protecting a critical tract of land in the Falls Lake Watershed. Through the City’s Watershed Protection Program, $189,000 in funding was provided... [...]
Eco-Tech Draft Systems is changing the way conventional draft systems have been built and powered. Offering a wide range of draft solutions, we are currently the only company with solar draft. [...]
Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on October 2 at Memorial Auditorium.Known... [...]
The public is invited to participate in the 5th Annual Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation’s Five-O 50K and 100K Memorial Ride, which will be held on Saturday, August 23, at Trek Raleigh, 10911... [...]
Topics: Budget revisions, Energy matters, The Senate campaign, Tell us something we don’t know
Brad Crone, Political Consultant
Rufus Edmisten, Former Secretary of State & Attorney General
John Hood, President, The John Locke Foundation
Joe Mavretic, former House Speaker
Tom Campbell, Moderator [...]
This After SPIN! Video from July 6 program: Questioning how Democrats will overcome veto-proof majority in the legislature. [...]
Since opening on June 4, 2010, The Red Hat Amphitheater has become a beacon for live entertainment in the Southeast. Just steps from the fun and energy of downtown Raleigh’s bars, clubs, galleries and restaurants, this 5,000-seat venue blends the state-of-the-art with the simply convenient.
THE AMPHITHEATER FEATURES INCLUDE:
Four nearby parking garages
Just steps from the Raleigh Convention Center and the Progress Center for the Performing Arts
Access through the R-Line, Raleigh’s free, eco-friendly electric bus service
Locally loved foods from Empire Eats, including fresh barbecue, burgers and snacks
Local brews by Lone Rider and Carolina Brewery, among others
The Red Hat Amphitheater has showcased acts like Maroon 5, Stone Temple Pilots, Vampire Weekend, Paramore, Chelsea Handler, Heart, Barenaked Ladies and the North Carolina Symphony.
The Red Hat Amphitheater books acts through an agreement with Live Nation, and is owned and operated by the City of Raleigh. The Amphitheate [...]
The City of Raleigh held its official groundbreaking ceremony today for the new Critical Public Safety Facility that will be built on a City-owned six-acre plot located on N. Raleigh Boulevard... [...]