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Captain Poncho’s Mexican Grill opening delayed

Talk about your frustrating detours. Barely 36 hours before tomorrow’s scheduled Grand Opening of Captain Poncho’s Mexican Grill in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village, a broken gas line has forced a postponement of the event. Pending repairs and re-inspection, owner Carolina Escobar now hopes to open the brick-and-mortar location of the popular Captain Poncho’s Tacos food truck by early September. The Grand Opening — an all-day celebration with live salsa music — has tentatively been rescheduled for September 10.

Rob Christensen

You don’t want to be poor in Raleigh

Although the Triangle wins accolades for quality of life, upward mobility is poor

Harvard, Berkeley study shows upward mobility among the poor in the Triangle among nation’s worst

Are suburban sprawl and white collar nature of Raleigh factors?

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Pentagon funding new high-tech venture

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.


Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

A year to the day after praising Jack Zduriencik as he was rewarded with a contract extension, Seattle Mariners President Kevin Mather found himself speaking with ownership this week on all the areas he believed the club was lacking.

Durham News

Made in Durham gin and liqueurs now in stores

Durham Distillery’s gin and liqueurs landed on Durham and Wake ABC stores’ shelves last week

In the past 10 years, the number of craft distillery companies in the U.S. has grown from a dozen to 750

Durham Distillery uses a unique method to infuse delicate botanicals into gin.

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