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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.