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NCMike1981 last won the day on August 25 2010

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  1. InitialD, Thank you for all your recent pics, they are great!
  2. Not to get too far off topic but has Macy's actually opened any new from the ground up stores in NC or are all of them still former Hechts?
  3. Pretty soon Cary will have Wegmans, Publix, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowes Foods and Food Lion.....I have a feeling there will be a grocery store falling out going on in the area shortly, that's a lot of chains for one town.
  4. I like the new look but it looks kinda modern for Asheville...is any1 putting up a fuss about it?
  5. I could see this stalling in the slightly more moderate House....or if it passes hopefully the Wake County GOP reps would side with the Democrats on this issue as they have in the past so that if it reaches McCrory's desk and he vetoes it (I'm assuming he'd be mad and veto the bill that unravels the deal he helped craft) there won't be enough votes to override the veto so the deal stays....
  6. I remember thinking about how dilapidated that parking deck looked when I'd occasionally park on the lower level of it when going to class at CFCC like 15 years ago....anything is better than what is there now!
  7. Oh look, what a huge suprise....and I'm sure the timing of the Dem takeover of the board after the 2014 elections is just a coincidence...of course this bill would have still been introduced had the GOP kept their majority on the board... lol who didn't see this one coming? http://www.wral.com/gop-bill-to-expand-wake-county-board-of-commissioners-rankles-dems/14491211/ I can't imagine how a Republican retakeover of the board in a few years could benefit regional transit, although to be honest the way Wake County is trending in a few cycles it will be difficult for the legislature to draw boards w/ a GOP majority, so things may just end up being delayed a bit here....
  8. Who else is just waiting for the Republican Legislative Majority to do like they did in Buncombe and Guilford Counties (not to mention the Wake School Board) as a result of the new Democratic majority and make it so Commisioners are no longer elected county wide but by district only....aside from 1 or 2 highly gerrymandered "regional districts"? I don't trust the GOP majority....especially in a non election year....remember what happened in 2013? *shudders*
  9. I know Elkins closed several years back (a bit nostalgic about that one b/c my Grandparents always used to buy their K-cars there lol)....so when this one moves will that leave University Ford as the last dealership downtown? Or has University Ford already moved?
  10. Sears is closing it's Cary Town Center store: http://www.wral.com/sears-in-cary-to-close-in-january/14084685/ Is this a start of a mall exodus or just isolated to Sears losing money at CTC? I can't imagine a traditional department store anchor filling the spot once Sears vacates...I wonder how long it will take to fill the space and what type of store will replace Sears...
  11. I recall reading that when the General Assembly tried to cancel the lease agreement Raleigh had set up w/ Perdue all of the Wake County reps (Democrats and Republicans) voted against cancelling the lease, (the House was the one that said "give them time to renegotiate"). According to an article I found ( http://www.thedigitalcourier.com/x145783666/NC-Senate-OKs-redoing-Dix-lease-for-park) 4 Republican Senators sided w/ the 17 Democratic Senators which actually made it so that if the House had agreed to outright cancelling the lease agreement there would not have been a veto proof majority, had McCrory actually vetoed the legislation. Here's a decent article I found about it:: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/27/2781559_state-senate-votes-to-throw-out.html?rh=1 From the article: Tuesday’s vote count doesn’t represent a veto-proof majority. While Gov. Pat McCrory hasn’t spoken publicly about efforts to revoke the lease, in a December press conference, the incoming governor was asked his opinion on Perdue’s agreement. “She’s the governor – that’s how I feel about it,” he said. “She has the authority to make those moves.” So in theory he could have successfully vetoed this one had the House also tried to cancel the lease...which would have saved everyone all this drama....
  12. IMO Raleigh should buy some vacant land or office buildings for DHHS somewhere in town so the state can't keep saying "We need 25-60 acres in the center of the future park for offices"...I can't picture the state not being ok w/ that unless there are some ulterior motives going on...
  13. ^It will probably cast a shadow over a tree or something...u know Betty Lou from Smithfield can't have that!!!
  14. ^I thought Mast General Stores mainly went into touristy downtowns...I haven't been to downtown Winston Salem in years and years (aside from driving by on the highway)...is downtown Winston touristy now? I recall Old Salem being near downtown, is it going in around there? Perhaps this is a sign of Mast expanding to the urban cities instead of just vacation destinations. It could be cool if they expanded into say downtown Charlotte (sorry I meant uptown LOL) or Raleigh...hmmm...
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