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Black History Month Profile: David Forbes

Growing up just five blocks away from Shaw University in downtown Raleigh, David Forbes Sr. said he was humbly aware of his place in the world. He was one of eight children of a local minister, living on South Bloodworth Street in a community that he said always came together to share and share alike. “My father … Continue reading

County Considers New School Bond

Wake County voters could see a new bond on the ballot this fall as the Wake County school system continues to grow. The schools bond would be used for building new schools and improving existing buildings. But first, County Commissioners and Board of Education members must find out exactly how much growth is projected. And … Continue reading

Neighbors upset after news of Kroger closings in SE Raleigh

In a move that shocked residents of Southeast Raleigh, one of the nation’s leading grocery chains, Kroger, announced it is shuttering two stores in the area. According to a press release from Kroger, the stores at 1610 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 4111 New Bern Avenue have not been profitable. “Although Kroger has continued … Continue reading

Dix to become Raleigh city park

Editor’s Note: The Raleigh City Council is expected to vote on the lease Tuesday afternoon.  In a 7-2 vote, the North Carolina Council of State voted Tuesday to approve the lease of the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus to the City of Raleigh during the next several decades. The vote fell along party lines, with Commissioner of Labor … Continue reading

Election Live Blog

Check out the live blog (now closed) of the 2012 Presidential and State elections! I helped out by visiting polling places and reporting live from the Republican State Party.

Western Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Forum to Take Place Nov. 8

The City of Raleigh and North Carolina State University are looking for ways to make Western Boulevard more pedestrian friendly. A workshop to gather student and community feedback will take place Nov. 8. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting a Multi-Modal Crossing Study Western Boulevard. The study is in the information-gathering stage, collecting pedestrian and … Continue reading

Early Voting Underway in Wake County

Raleighites! If you’re planning on voting early, check out the voter guide put together by the Raleigh Public Record. I contributed articles about Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor candidates Bill Cole and Pat Lawson, as well as the candidates for NC State Senate District 15, Sig Hutchinson and Neal Hunt. Regardless of your party or political … Continue reading

Watch For Me Campaign Ruffles Some Feathers

See the story at RaleighPublicRecord.org Drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians might find themselves earning a ticket during a police operation that uses a plainclothes police officer to catch violators. Watch For Me NC, the Triangle-wide education campaign that began this past August, entered its enforcement phase in October and will continue throughout the month. … Continue reading

With Wake Tax Off the Table, City Transit Planners Look to Short-Term

Editor’s Note: The original version of this post indicated Orange had already approved the tax while Durham voters will see it this fall. Raleigh transportation planners are talking up a new short-term plan now that a half-cent sales tax to pay for public transportation is off the table for Wake County this year. Planners have … Continue reading

Elon alumnus positively rock n’ rolls

When Chris Hendricks was young, doctors told him he would never walk. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 4, a neurological condition that affects muscle function. The messages from his brain to his legs are disrupted, limiting his mobility. Around the same time, Hendricks said, he began singing. It was a love of … Continue reading


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