The Raleigh Report
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.
The news release – which came with a box of cookies – said that McFarlane would “make an announcement about a significant economic development and entertainment event coming to downtown Raleigh this fall. ... McFarlane and representatives of the Raleigh Convention Center will speak about an exciting new addition to Raleigh’s fall event calendar.”
The release, and the accompanying cookies, included a black-and-orange “X” logo similar to the logo for the Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, a downtown motorcycle festival scheduled for September.
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.
Posted by Colin Campbell on June 16, 2014
Leaders in Raleigh and Durham are both backing North Carolina legislation that moves several small properties near Brier Creek from Raleigh to Durham.
Posted by Colin Campbell on June 10, 2014
U.S. Rep. George Holding took to the House floor on Monday to criticize Raleigh Housing Director Steve Beam’s salary and call for further curbs on public housing pay.