Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

From atop Raleigh’s SkyHouse, a view of tomorrow

In a large city, the apartment building in the center of downtown Raleigh would be just another sleek, glass box with high floors, high ceilings and high rents. But in medium-sized Raleigh, the 23-story SkyHouse tower is both a striking symbol of change and a window into the city of tomorrow.

Ned Barnett

A tangled plan ensnared McCrory in HB2

The fallout from House Bill 2, with its usurpation of local powers and its codification of discrimination, is broad and ongoing. But one aspect of this legislative disaster remains mysterious and unexplored: How did a bill packed with so many profoundly divisive provisions get swept through the legislature in a one-day special session and signed into law within hours of its passage?

Ned Barnett

In today’s politics, voters don’t rule

It’s impressive that Donald Trump could bring out 10,000 people in Fayetteville on Wednesday night. And it’s remarkable that the once-marginal Bernie Sanders drew an overflow crowd of several thousand at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium on Friday afternoon.

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Destination Dix community festival

VIDEO: The first annual Destination Dix community festival was held Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the big field at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC. Festival goers braved the high heat to sample specialty food truck vendors, a PIT pig picking, the Beer and Wine garden, several live music performances, a tethered hot air balloon and ferris wheel rides, among other venues.
Harry Lynch The News and Observer
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Destination Dix community festival

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Destination Dix festival

Why Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s VP pick 1:17

Why Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s VP pick

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Co-founder of PayPal calls bathroom debate 'distraction from our real problems'