AIA NC’s Center for Architecture and Design Grand Opening

March, 13, 2012

North Carolina’s Center for Architecture and Design “Green and Grand Opening” this Saturday, March 17th, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Overheard: Obama Name Drops Raleigh in the State of the Union Address

January, 24, 2012

Raleigh got a nice shoutout in the State of the Union address tonight by President Barack Obama. Speaking about jobs and General Motors returning as the number #1 automaker in the world, Obama dropped Raleigh into the mix of cities where jobs could get a push.

North Carolina Growth Among Top in Nation

January, 05, 2012
North Carolina Growth Among Top in Nation

North Carolina has grown by 121,000 residents just since the head count of the 2010 census – ranking our state fifth in growth following Texas, California, Florida, and Georgia.  North Carolina continues to rank as the tenth most populous state in the nation, with a little over 9,600,000 citizens.

2011 Solar Decathlon

October, 05, 2011
2011 Solar Decathlon

North Carolina’s Appalachian State University won the people’s choice award.

Bridge the Gap: Perdue, NCDOT Drop $450 Million

September, 30, 2011
Bridge the Gap: Perdue, NCDOT Drop $450 Million

North Carolina Governor Bev Purdue says creating jobs is her number one priority.

Raleigh Among Nation’s Top for Gay Families

July, 01, 2011
Raleigh Among Nation’s Top for Gay Families

Just another reason why Raleigh’s a great place to raise a family.

NC Legislative actions drag our state backward

June, 17, 2011

Legislative actions drag North Carolina backwards at a time when we are among the fastest growing states in the nation.

New Census: Wake up to realities of rapid growth

March, 07, 2011
New Census: Wake up to realities of rapid growth

With a growth rate exceeding 100% in some areas, the Triangle is growing faster than national averages, and we’re experiencing the challenges of growth every day—from traffic congestion to crowded schools to a limited water supply.

Neighborhood Schools Will Sever Progress

February, 23, 2011
Neighborhood Schools Will Sever Progress

There is little logic in seriously contemplating neighborhood schools as a solution to the achievement gap.

NC Museum of Art Expansion featured in Architectural Record

July, 12, 2010
NC Museum of Art Expansion featured in Architectural Record

NCMA Expansion is featured in the July issue of ArchRecord.

NC Ranks as 10th Fattest State in the Country

June, 29, 2010
NC Ranks as 10th Fattest State in the Country

Blame it on the deep fried Twinkies and chocolate covered bacon.

Larry Lessig to Speak on Free Culture and Elections at State Legislature and Busy Bee

June, 22, 2010
Larry Lessig to Speak on Free Culture and Elections at State Legislature and Busy Bee

Larry Lessig, founder of the group Creative Commons and a pioneer in the open source and technology world, speaks today at the NC State Legislature at 11 am and then again at the Busy Bee at 5 pm.

Smoking Ban Now in Full Effect

December, 30, 2009
Smoking Ban Now in Full Effect

North Carolina Rings in the New Year Smoke Free

Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect Tuesday

November, 30, 2009
Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect Tuesday

A new ban goes into effect on December 1st.

North Carolina Ranks 37th in Health

November, 17, 2009
North Carolina Ranks 37th in Health

For what looks like the third straight year, The Old North State finished at an almost pathetic 37th out of 50 states.

Demo Derby At The Fairgrounds This Weekend

October, 22, 2009
Demo Derby At The Fairgrounds This Weekend

Bear witness to the mechanical mayhem from the Grandstands!

The Collectors Gallery to Reopen in City Plaza

October, 15, 2009
The Collectors Gallery to Reopen in City Plaza

The Collectors Gallery is set to reopen the weekend of Raleigh Wide Open 4, bringing premiere fine craft to Fayetteville Street.

Countdown: 30 Days Until NC Museum of Art Closes

August, 05, 2009
Countdown: 30 Days Until NC Museum of Art Closes

Visitors have one month to enjoy the North Carolina Museum of Art before it temporarily closes for seven months. The Museum expansion is scheduled to open in mid-April 2010.

Foundation Bar Summer Menu

July, 02, 2009
Foundation Bar Summer Menu

Best cocktails in town

Interview with the Creators of North Carolina Wine TV

June, 07, 2009
Interview with the Creators of North Carolina Wine TV

Recently two local marketing guys named Kipp Bodnar and Jeff Cohen started North Carolina Wine TV, an online video show published twice weekly that reviews wines produced right here in North Carolina. To understand the importance of wine in our state, consider that North Carolina is now home to approximately 80 wineries. Kipp and Jeff have now set out to taste wines produced by every one of them. Raleigh in particular is fortunate to have two wineries located within very close proximity, and visiting these wineries for tours and tastings makes for an inexpensive and enjoyable day trip. I recently interviewed Kipp and Jeff. We discussed topics ranging from their favorite restaurant, their favorite things about Raleigh, and of course, North Carolina Wine TV. I hope you find this as interesting as I do. More below the fold…

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