Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 29, 2014
If the airport security checkpoint agent sends you through the TSA Pre-Check lane, that means you get to leave your shoes on.
And your jacket and belt. You’ll forgo the full-body scan, too.
You’ll be told also that you may leave your laptop in your backpack – along with that quart-sized zipper bag that holds your regulation 3-ounce bottles of gels and liquids.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 30, 2014
Some House members say they'll push for changes that would allow Wake, Mecklenburg, Forsyth and Guilford counties to keep their authority to raise local sales taxes to 2.75 percent - or at least give them several more years to exercise the option.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on July 28, 2014
Residents along West Club Boulevard in Durham have waited years, and worry about further delays, for a plan that would make drivers go more slowly and pedestrians feel more at ease.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 23, 2014
Morrisville Parkway will be closed to traffic between Crabtree Crossing Parkway and Bristol Creek Drive from July 28 through Aug. 3.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 22, 2014
Most counties would have new options for raising sales taxes, but Wake and other urban counties would see new restrictions on local taxes under a bill expected to go to the Senate floor Wednesday.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on July 21, 2014
Wake commissioners will hire a consultant to update a 2011 county plan for rail transit and more buses - possibly in time for voters to decide in October 2015 whether to adopt a half-cent sales tax to pay for transit investments.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on July 19, 2014
An 8-acre mound of dirt is all that remains after an $82 million cleanup at the site of Ward Transformer Co., the Triangle’s nastiest industrial polluter. But Ward’s half-century legacy of toxic PCB contamination will linger in the Raleigh area for years to come in creeks and lakes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport west of the city to the Neuse River on the east side.