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    Central Planner Misunderstands What a "Market" Is

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour

    Today's Garner-Clayton Record published my letter to the editor (third letter down) discussing why a Garner's centralized "downtown revitalization" efforts are anything but market-based. John Hodges, executive director of the Garner Revitalization Association, attempts to assure readers that his organization is embracing a "market-based approach" to Garner's "downtown revitalization" (A market-based approach, Nov. 11). Hodges blatantly […]

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    Funding Who Bites Us Back

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Kasey Ginsberg | Tagged , , , ,

    According to the Capital Trail Motions Index posted online by the North Carolina Court System, defendants seeking to make a motion under the new Racial Justice Act should consult hire “CDPL’s Trial Assistance Unit” prior to filing. The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, a North Carolina based non-profit, receives nearly all of its funding through […]

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    Wake Scores Shatter Conventional Wisdom About Diversity Plan

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Though it’s far from perfect, the North Carolina School Report Card is usually a helpful place to get information about how students are performing in public schools across the state. Last week the Department of Public Instruction released the 2008-2009 data. One of the most interesting tidbits to come out of the new data is that […]

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    NBA vs. NFL

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , ,

    So let me get this straight, Rush Limbaugh isn't acceptable as a small piece of an ownership group for a National Football League team, but  this guy is allowed to own an NBA team and nobody says a word? Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul Donald T. Sterling has agreed to pay a […]

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    The Raleigh Clothing Police are out for Cabbies

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Chris Hayes | Tagged , ,

    This has to be one of the dumbest things I've seen in a very, very long time.  There is now a dress code for cab drivers in Raleigh.  Seriously. Short shorts, miniskirts, short dresses, T-shirts, tank-tops and flip-flops can no longer be worn by cab drivers under a dress code the Raleigh City Council approved […]