The Raleigh Report
Posted by Andrew Kenney on December 18, 2014
Visitors to Nash Square may notice that many of the downtown park’s trees are hung with large lights. On Tuesday, one curious Twitter user decided to find out why.
“Why are they never on?” user @ashtonmae asked the city of Raleigh. Council members Bonner Gaylord and Mary-Ann Baldwin promised an answer, which arrived Thursday.
As the government account explained, the city installed the lights 15 years ago, with some help from The News & Observer’s founding family.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on December 2, 2014
Starting in 2016, the Triangle Walk to Defeat ALS won't be allowed to use its usual route on its current weekend. The Raleigh City Council refused to grant an exemption on Tuesday, and organizer Jerry Dawson said the event likely will leave the city as a result.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on November 21, 2014
The city of Raleigh has issued its Comprehensive Annual Finance Report, which assesses the city government’s financial health. The document includes financial figures audited by the public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on November 20, 2014
The world's largest gathering of sports event organizers and travel planners has spoken, and the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon is a winner.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on November 7, 2014
Ted Shear figures he lost his seat on a city board because of the spectacular civic controversy over a modernist house in historic Oakwood.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on November 3, 2014
Attorney Mack Paul, representing the developers of a hotly debated supermarket construction proposal, expects the matter to go before the Raleigh Planning Commission next week.