The Raleigh Report
Posted by Colin Campbell on July 30, 2014
As Raleigh leaders debate new restrictions on road races and street closures, the request from neighborhood residents, businesses and churches is simple: Fewer street closures and better notification of detours.
But for race organizers, the big worry is that new restrictions could come with huge costs: the loss of a prime date on the calendar or a desirable race course. For charity events, that could mean fewer participants and less money raised for the cause.
Veteran race directors Jim Micheels (City of Oaks Marathon) and Paula O’Neal (RunRaleigh Races) have contacted the city council with a few suggestions:
Posted by Colin Campbell on July 29, 2014
North Carolina transportation officials have removed a series of "No Rezoning" signs along Falls of Neuse Road, citing a law that bans signs resembling official road signs.
Posted on July 21, 2014
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane says she’s not scheduled to make any announcement Wednesday morning in City Plaza – contradicting a news release sent to the media Monday with the city’s public affairs letterhead.
Posted by Colin Campbell on July 16, 2014
Finding a parking space in downtown Raleigh could soon be as easy as a tap on the old smartphone. Jim Belt - who heads Downtown Living Advocates and made Tuesday's pitch for the app - said visitors often have the perception that parking is a challenge downtown. But with 18 decks and plenty of on-street spaces, Raleigh has plenty of options to choose from, and a dozen of them are free on evenings and weekends.
Posted on June 30, 2014
Veteran city employee Lou Buonpane will start work Tuesday as Raleigh's new chief of staff.
Posted by Andrea Weigl on June 29, 2014
Scientist Summer Cortinas, an outreach coordinator with N.C. BioNetwork, an outfit associated with the state’s community college system, guides children through a milk polarity experiment, using food coloring to show what happens when dish soap interacts with the fat in whole milk. Sunday’s science programming is part of Marbles Kids Museum’s guest-star scientists series. Toddlers and elementary-school children crowded around Cortinas’ tables to view salt and sugar crystals under a microscope and to learn how to make their own gummy worms by mixing a seaweed extract with calcium chloride.
Posted by Colin Campbell on June 18, 2014
The Raleigh City Council rejected a request Tuesday to add $2.8 million to a parks bond to fund a whitewater park near Falls Lake.