In 2006, Fayetteville Street re-opened to cars, having been a pedestrian mall for three decades. Activity has increased, but it is still a work in progress.
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate NC Voter ID Law In a 4-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to issue a stay in North Carolina’s voter identification law. NC plans $94 million Ag lab in Raleigh The state Department of Agriculture plans to build a $94 million laboratory complex off Edwards Mill Road. […]
There is a new restaurant on Martin Street in downtown Raleigh called Parkside. A few years ago, it was Brewmasters. A few years before that, it was Cherry Bomb Grill. Before all of that, for around 30 years, it was Joe’s Place. During the Joe’s incarnation, the neon sign that simply said “Restaurant” caught my […]
Poll Give Cooper Big Lead over McCrory in Governor Race A recent poll from Monmouth University shows Roy Cooper, Democrat candidate for Governor, with a large lead over incumbent Pat McCrory. Cooper has 52 percent to McCrory’s 43 percent among likely voters. The poll’s margin of error is just under five percent. Raleigh Restaurant and Bar Owners […]
School Board Passes Budget The Wake County School Board has passed a $1.5 billion budget. The School Board found its funding $12 million short of what it requested from the County Commissioners. The School Board has stated it aims to raise teacher salaries to the national average by 2020, but without all the money requested […]
State Epidemiologist Resigns, Says State Officials Are Misleading Public Last week Kenneth Rudio, a toxicologist in the state health and environment office, and Governor McCrory exchanged words about the state’s responses to the risk that Duke Progress Energy coal ash ponds posed to the drinking water. This week, Rudio’s supervisor Dr. Megan Davies resigned in […]
Restaurant and Bar Openings Three new establishments have opened near downtown Raleigh, filling in locations that have been vacant for some time now. Dram & Draught, 623 Hillsborough Street across from Char-Grill. http://dramanddraught.com/ H Street Kitchen, 2420 Hillsborough Street in the old Varsity Theatre spot. http://hstreetkitchen.com/ Parkside, 301 W. Martin Street, in the Brewmasters spot. http://parksideraleigh.com/ Raleigh Oks […]
The Weekend Wrap-up is a new weekly feature that recaps the news of the week. Harrelson Hall is no more. N.C. State campus’s famous (infamous?) unique circular building has been demolished. Michael Jordan: I can no longer stay silent. Michael Jordan speaks out on the shootings of African-Americans and the targeting of police officers. Harris […]