Despite Bill Clinton never winning North Carolina, the former president stopped into Raleigh’s Pullen Park on a chilly Sunday afternoon to help spread President Barack Obama’s reelection message.
Raleigh City Council names the next two Mayor Pro Tems.
Monday night the new city council and Mayor Nancy McFarlane were sworn in by District Court Judge Jane Gray. The event was a humble celebration for a city approaching 400,000 residents, held in the convention center lobby, a formal but Spartan affair and a reflection of the fiscal caution that marks this era.
Nancy McFarlane was voted to succeed Charles Meeker as Raleigh’s mayor in October. Meeker has served as Raleigh’s mayor since 2011 and has done a lot for North Carolina’s capital city.
Raleigh’s mayor met with the New York City mayor to discuss city innovation.
Endorsements aren’t usually news worthy, but in this case we think McFarlane’s overwhelming support is.
As Mayor Meeker steps down, he states his preference for Raleigh’s future.
With a few weeks until elections we compare the mayoral candidate ads.
Unaffiliated candidate endorsed by Democratic party.
Audio interviews with the three mayoral candidates.
A new woman enters the race for Meeker’s seat.
In this guest post, City Councilor Nancy McFarlane presents her thoughts on the Raleigh Municipal Building.
Going forward on Lightner has finally been voted on.
A rainy election day with thin turnout across the city. Slightly over 11% of eligible voters made it to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes for Raleigh’s city elections and four of the Wake County School Board district elections. The biggest news of the day: the clean sweep by the Republican backed school board candidates who have vowed to end diversity based busing. Chris Malone, Deborah Prickett, and Debra Goldman were all elected by a highly vocal and organized group of parents.
Elections are next Tuesday for Raleigh citizens and as such your faithful NR contributors put forth their picks for city council and the board of education. David Millsaps, Khaner Walker, Betsy Kane and Steven Waters talked it over, here are their nominations for 2009 municipal and board of education elections.
New Raleigh presents Betsy Kane’s City Council Endorsements
Growth was on everyone’s mind at the Raleigh City Council candidate forum last night. Whether it was planning for new school construction, mass transit systems or water conservation – all agreed next year’s city council will have a lot on their plate. Hosted by WakeUp Wake County and the League of Women Voters, candidates gave their stump speeches while fielding questions from audience members.
Raleigh City Council should have extended the deadline for comments to be included in the public hearing draft of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan—but they didn’t. There was a strong case for extending the comment period, but Mayor Charles Meeker and Councilors Phil Isley, Mary-Ann Baldwin, and James West voted against it. Councilors Russ Stephenson, Nancy McFarlane, Rodger Koopman, and Thomas Crowder voted to allow additional public comment.