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City Of Raleigh Backs Down On Sign Ordinance, May Create Task Force

City Of Raleigh Backs Down On Sign Ordinance, May Create Task Force

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – After an outcry from business owners and business groups in Raleigh including the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, the Raleigh City Council has taken a step back from enacting new regulations that would affect what kind of signs could be placed in business windows. “The…

Yahoo Runs Fiery “Fast And Furious 6″ Advertisement Days After Walker’s Death

Yahoo Runs Fiery “Fast And Furious 6″ Advertisement Days After Walker’s Death

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Only a few days after actor Paul Walker’s death in a fiery crash in California, Yahoo.com is running a seemingly embarrassing and inappropriate advertisement and video with an exploding car scene as part of the promotion for the DVD sales for “Fast and Furious…

Tech Firms Ask Obama To Stop Illegal Spying On Americans

Tech Firms Ask Obama To Stop Illegal Spying On Americans

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In newspaper advertisements placed across America and in an open letter posted online, several large technology firms have asked President Barack Obama to curtail the illegal espionage on American citizens that has been revealed in recent disclosures and media reports. The letter was signed…

Weber To Move Headquarters To NC, Hire 38 People

Weber To Move Headquarters To NC, Hire 38 People

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Today, Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that Weber Screwdriving Systems Incorporated will locate a new manufacturing operations in Iredell County.  The company says it plans to create 38 high-paying jobs and invest more than $2.3 million over the…

New Post Office Opens In Raleigh, Will Be Open 7 Days A Week

New Post Office Opens In Raleigh, Will Be Open 7 Days A Week

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the United States Postal Service, a new contract post office has now opened in Raleigh.  The USPS says the new office has virtually all of the services of a regular post office. The USPS says that Carlie C’s IGA of Garner Boulevard Contract…

Lloyd’s Of London Says Solar Storm Could Knock Out Power For Two Years

Lloyd’s Of London Says Solar Storm Could Knock Out Power For Two Years

By VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram LONDON - With the sun nearing the peak of its 11-year cycle, scientists say a powerful solar storm may be headed our way, which could shut down electricity supply networks and disorient GPS and satellite systems. The worst known geomagnetic solar storm hit Earth…

Downtown Raleigh Marriott Hotel To Be Sold To New Owners

Downtown Raleigh Marriott Hotel To Be Sold To New Owners

RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh says that they have given permission for the downtown Raleigh Marriott Hotel to be sold to a new company. The property is the large 17 story hotel located on Fayetteville Street is the main hotel that provides hotel rooms for the Raleigh Convention Center…

Beloved Raleigh Doctor With Generations Of Patients Over 60 Years Passes Away

Beloved Raleigh Doctor With Generations Of Patients Over 60 Years Passes Away

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A beloved Raleigh medical doctor who was a leader in his field and a gentle healer of generations of thousands of patients passed away earlier this month. Dr. Frank Poole served as a pediatrician for 60 years, worked in Japan after the atomic bomb…

Farmers Lament Loss Of Crops Due To Rainy Season

Farmers Lament Loss Of Crops Due To Rainy Season

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although some rain is usually a good thing for farmers and crops in general, too much of a good thing can be equally bad as well. According to farmers throughout the state, the extremely wet and rainy year that North Carolina has been experiencing…

Raleigh Singer Scotty McCreery Sued By Former Manager

Raleigh Singer Scotty McCreery Sued By Former Manager

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Popular American Idol winner and North Carolina native Scotty McCreery is facing a different challenge of sorts, as he has been named in a lawsuit by a former manager. According to the Nashville Post newspaper, McCreery is being sued by Todd Cassetty, who claims…

MIKE WALDEN’S YOU DECIDE: What Ails NC’s Economy?

MIKE WALDEN’S YOU DECIDE: What Ails NC’s Economy?

By Dr. Mike Walden, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina’s economy was slammed by the Great Recession, with statewide unemployment passing 11 percent and more than 300,000 jobs being lost between 2007 and 2010. In the last three years, the state’s economy has rebounded; 200,000 jobs have…

Raleigh Telegram Writers Win Awards, Newspaper Mentioned In Editor & Publisher

Raleigh Telegram Writers Win Awards, Newspaper Mentioned In Editor & Publisher

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Raleigh Telegram newspaper writers and news producers have been recently honored for their work by their peers. Raleigh Telegram travel writers and photographers Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher, a husband-wife team, have earned $525 in prize money for six award-winning entries, including a…

IRS Sent 2,408 Fraudulent Tax Refunds For $7 Million To One Address In Raleigh

IRS Sent 2,408 Fraudulent Tax Refunds For $7 Million To One Address In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to a report released last year, the Internal Revenue Service sent 2,408 fraudulent income tax refunds to a single address in Raleigh.  Those 2,408 false tax returns and refunds generated a whopping $7,284,212 in illegal tax refund checks in the year 2011 alone.…

$75 Million Bond Transportation Referendum Will Be On Ballot In Raleigh

$75 Million Bond Transportation Referendum Will Be On Ballot In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – This week, the Raleigh City Council voted to approve a new bond referendum that will appear on the ballot this fall. The $75 million bond will go towards as yet undecided projects, but likely one of the projects will be the new Raleigh Union…

Senate Tax Reform Proposal Includes $5,000 A Year Business License Fee

Senate Tax Reform Proposal Includes $5,000 A Year Business License Fee

EDITOR’S NOTE: The article below was published in June of 2013 about a previous version of the tax reform bill.  To read an update on the latest version of the bill, please check back on our website this week. — Note posted on July 16th,2013. By Elliott West, The Raleigh…

City Of Raleigh Continues To Grow, Adds More Apartments

City Of Raleigh Continues To Grow, Adds More Apartments

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh continues to keep growing and it’s apparent that although the economy could still use a boost, in the Raleigh area there are signs that housing and other related industries are on the rise. According to the City of Raleigh, the…

Raleigh’s Red Hat Software To Host Free Concert For 20th Anniversary

Raleigh’s Red Hat Software To Host Free Concert For 20th Anniversary

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Red Hat software, the open-source Linux company that was one of the first major technology firms to emerge in the Triangle during the dot com boom, will host a free concert later this year. The August 2nd concert will be held to celebrate the…

Duke Energy Shuts Down Raleigh Nuclear Reactor Due To “Potentially Uncontrolled Radiation Release” Flaw

Duke Energy Shuts Down Raleigh Nuclear Reactor Due To “Potentially Uncontrolled Radiation Release” Flaw

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Duke Energy shut down the nuclear reactor at the Shearon Harris Power Plant near Raleigh last week after it determined that a quarter inch crack on the reactor vessel needed to be repaired.  The reactor is offline and could remain offline for weeks, Duke…

Report: State Ignored Warnings About PCB’s In NC Lakes

Report: State Ignored Warnings About PCB’s In NC Lakes

By The Raleigh Telegram YADKIN RIVER, NC – According to a report by the Associated Press this week, a North Carolina state agency seems to have kept quiet about high levels of toxic PCB’s in three lakes fed by a North Carolina river despite results that showed fish in those…

Walt Disney Tries To Trademark Mexican National Holiday

By The Raleigh Telegram ORLANDO – The Walt Disney Company was recently criticized for its attempt to trademark a national holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and South America. The “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos” is traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween to honor relatives and…

Charlotte Continues To Outlaw Socks, Markers, Water Bottles, And Hair Spray

Charlotte Continues To Outlaw Socks, Markers, Water Bottles, And Hair Spray

By The Raleigh Telegram CHARLOTTE – Before the Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte last year, the City of Charlotte passed an ordinance that was directed toward protest groups that would give police extra powers to arrest protesters, even if they were not committing acts of violence. Strangely, the…

Morrisville Hosts Asian Biotech Firms In Recent Visit

Morrisville Hosts Asian Biotech Firms In Recent Visit

By The Raleigh Telegram MORRISVILLE – According to a Morrisville Town Council member, the Triangle area recently received guests from the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations, India’s largest biotech and pharmaceutical association. “I am pleased to have received the honor of hosting the visiting delegation from the Federation of Asian…

Newspaper Launches New North Carolina Beer Magazine

Newspaper Launches New North Carolina Beer Magazine

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Telegram has announced that it has launched a new magazine that will focus on North Carolina breweries, Tarheel craft beers, and beer events in the state called North Carolina Beer Magazine. The new magazine is free to read and can be found…

LETTER: Efforts To Dismantle Renewable Energy In NC Will Hurt Economy

LETTER: Efforts To Dismantle Renewable Energy In NC Will Hurt Economy

Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In this letter to the editor, a reader says that keeping the renewable energy requirements in North Carolina will not only benefit the economy but will help spur technology growth, create jobs, and will attract companies to the state.  The opinions expressed in…

Raleigh Council Votes To Fire City Manager Russell Allen

Raleigh Council Votes To Fire City Manager Russell Allen

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh City Council voted today to fire long-serving Raleigh City Manager J. Russell Allen.   Evidently, the dismissal was less than conciliatory, as the City of Raleigh public affairs department said that Allen was not talking directly to the media about his dismissal.…

NC Can Tax You On Your Car Long After You Sell It

NC Can Tax You On Your Car Long After You Sell It

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Did you know that North Carolina county tax departments can send you a tax bill for your car, truck, or other vehicle long after you sell it or no longer own it?  Some residents in the state are finding out the hard way that…

McCrory Budget Would Help Kill NC Furniture Market

McCrory Budget Would Help Kill NC Furniture Market

By The Raleigh Telegram NOTE: This article has been updated at the bottom with a statement from Governor McCrory’s office saying that he has restored funding in his budget. RALEIGH – In what seems to be a contradiction to his campaign promises to help create jobs for people in North…

MetLife Insurance Hiring 2,600 People At New Raleigh, Charlotte Hubs

MetLife Insurance Hiring 2,600 People At New Raleigh, Charlotte Hubs

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s office, insurance giant MetLife says it will be hiring around 2,600 people in the Charlotte and Raleigh areas by the end of 2015. “We’re proud that a strong corporate partner like MetLife has decided to invest in North…

Google To Pay North Carolina $151,024 In Street View Settlement

Google To Pay North Carolina $151,024 In Street View Settlement

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Google, whose motto is “do no evil,” will pay the State of North Carolina $151,024 as part of a multi-state settlement over privacy issues raised when the company collected data when it took photographs of streets…

OPINION: Is Manufacturing Dead In North Carolina?

OPINION: Is Manufacturing Dead In North Carolina?

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So said Mark Twain after hearing that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal. And many of the more than 1,000 people who attended the Emerging Issues Forum this year are…

BEER: New Brewery To Open In The Triangle This Year

BEER: New Brewery To Open In The Triangle This Year

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Triangle’s newest beer brewery will be opening soon, just in time for spring.  The new Hosanna Brewery will soon be opening up at 2916 Main Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina in Wake County and they have announced on their website that they hope to…

NC Files Lawsuit Against Standard & Poors For Allegedly Inflating Ratings

NC Files Lawsuit Against Standard & Poors For Allegedly Inflating Ratings

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Standard & Poors, the company that rates mortgages and other financial products such as bonds that are associated with them, is once again in the news. The company has been a target of criticism by the federal United States government after the company downgraded…

Why Is Target Scanning Your NC Driver’s License Information?

Why Is Target Scanning Your NC Driver’s License Information?

By Zack Hill, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Consumers across the country are voicing concern at the growing practice of retail stores where they scan driver’s licenses for routine purchases and exchanges. A Target customer at one of the new stores in Cary near Cary Parkway told The Raleigh Telegram…

NC GOP Proposes New Tax On Service Providers Including Newspapers

NC GOP Proposes New Tax On Service Providers Including Newspapers

By Lois Alley, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Some members of the Republican-controlled NC General Assembly are proposing a new tax on services in the state that would add as much as eight percent to fees charged by barbers, lawyers, auto mechanics, window washers, landscapers, healthcare providers, and most other…

Raleigh Council Approves Warehouse Lease For New Art Spaces

Raleigh Council Approves Warehouse Lease For New Art Spaces

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Following a public hearing on Tuesday, the Raleigh City Council voted to adopt a resolution of intent to lease the Stone’s Warehouse property to the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina. According to the city, the foundation will enter into an option to assign…

Duke Energy Faces Backlash In NC City After Illegally Cutting Down Trees

Duke Energy Faces Backlash In NC City After Illegally Cutting Down Trees

By The Raleigh Telegram GREENSBORO – Duke Energy is facing intense criticism in at least one North Carolina city that is known for its tree-lined streets and green neighborhoods.  The City of Greensboro in Guilford County is mulling over new regulations after dozens of complaints that tree cutting crews were…

Raleigh Looks At Rezoning Vacant Warehouse Into Artist Spaces

Raleigh Looks At Rezoning Vacant Warehouse Into Artist Spaces

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh City Council is going to be holding a public hearing next month to accept public input to allow a vacant warehouse owned by the city to be turned into living and working spaces for artists by a private developer.  The large brick…

Raleigh Telegram Newspaper Experienced Record Traffic In 2012

Raleigh Telegram Newspaper Experienced Record Traffic In 2012

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Telegram newspaper announces that it experienced record monthly traffic in November and also saw record numbers for readers during the entire year ending on December 31st for its website at raleightelegram.com.   The Raleigh Telegram, which is the only locally owned general…

Landmark Raleigh Bar “The Hibernian” Burns To The Ground On Glenwood

Landmark Raleigh Bar “The Hibernian” Burns To The Ground On Glenwood

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A Raleigh Irish pub and restaurant that served as a local landmark and was one of the first nightspots to help kick off Glenwood Avenue’s resurgence as a downtown destination has sadly burned to the ground.   On the day after Christmas, the Hibernian…

Senator Kay Hagan Opposes Medical Device Tax, Could Cost NC Millions

Senator Kay Hagan Opposes Medical Device Tax, Could Cost NC Millions

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – United States Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) has recently stated that she is opposed to the immediate implementation of the new tax on biomedical devices that will start on January 1st, 2013 under Obamacare health care plan. The senator is urging a delay in the…

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