The Raleigh Report
Posted by Andrew Kenney on December 21, 2014
People can’t seem to resist Raleigh’s electric-vehicle parking and charging spots – even when they’re driving gas guzzlers.
A sign next to each of the city’s 23 special spaces warns that gasoline-powered vehicles blocking the charger will get a $50 ticket. Yet fuel-burners just keep coming, especially to spot No. 378, which may be the most frequent site of parking tickets in Raleigh.
In fact, the Fayetteville Street space has produced parking fines more often than it has charged vehicles – to the tune of about $27,000 in fines – according to city records for a one-year period that ended in November.
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.
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.