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Carolina Hurricanes To Host Annual Fan Appreciation Week, Invite Fans On The Ice

Carolina Hurricanes To Host Annual Fan Appreciation Week, Invite Fans On The Ice

By Jon Chase, Carolina Hurricanes, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – This week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced the details for Fan Appreciation Week, which will be held in conjunction with the team’s final three regular-season home games, from April 3rd – 10th. On Thursday, April 3rd, the Carolina Hurricanes host…

City Of Raleigh Awards First Train Station Contract

City Of Raleigh Awards First Train Station Contract

By The City Of Raleigh, Edited and Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - The Raleigh City Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday, April 1st, to approve a contract for preconstruction services with the construction manager at risk for the Union Station project. The contract with the Clancy and Theys/Skanska Joint Venture…

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…

OPINION: The Regional Nature Of American Speech

OPINION: The Regional Nature Of American Speech

By Dr. Robert Moore, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Contrary to the common notion that mass media has produced the homogenization of American speech, regional words and phrases are alive and thriving. This is amply demonstrated by the monumental scholarly project that has given us “The Dictionary of American Regional…

VIDEO: Live Report From Santa Claus At The North Pole

VIDEO: Live Report From Santa Claus At The North Pole

By The Raleigh Telegram THE NORTH POLE – In this special video from The Raleigh Telegram and RTP-TV, Santa Claus says hello to kids on Christmas Eve and explains that kids should be in bed on time and they should be good in school. Merry Christmas from Santa and Mr.…

VIDEO: The Raleigh Telegram GadgetMonkey Christmas TV Special

VIDEO: The Raleigh Telegram GadgetMonkey Christmas TV Special

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In case you missed it on TV, you can watch the GadgetMonkey Post Thanksgiving, Pre New Year’s, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas Day TV Special, presented by RTP-TV and the Raleigh Telegram. The half hour special is hosted by the world-famous GadgetMonkey as well as local…

NOTES ON QUOTES: The History Of Santa Claus And Old St. Nick

NOTES ON QUOTES: The History Of Santa Claus And Old St. Nick

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,…He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim ‘ere he…

NOTES ON QUOTES: Christmas During The Great Depression

NOTES ON QUOTES: Christmas During The Great Depression

By Gordon and Marcia Mercer, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “Christmas waives a magic wand over the world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993 Many of us grew up hearing stories from our parents or grandparents about the Great Depression. Today we are slowly…

NC State Representative Charged With Embezzling Tax Money

NC State Representative Charged With Embezzling Tax Money

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina state Representative Deborah H. McManus, a Democrat representing Chatham County, has resigned today after being charged with embezzling money from a tax account at the company she worked for. The NC Department of Revenue alleges that between January of 2011 and July of 2013,…

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…

Police Movie Will Be Filming In Downtown Raleigh

Police Movie Will Be Filming In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you see a large number of police cars and what looks like a major crime scene in downtown Raleigh this weekend, it might actually be the film set of a movie.  An independent film titled “Bragg N East” will be shooting scenes in…

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…

OPINION: Celebrating North Carolina’s Nelson Mandela’s

OPINION: Celebrating North Carolina’s Nelson Mandela’s

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Nelson Mandela’s death last week at the age of 95 prompted a worldwide celebration of his life. The attention to him these past few days is testimony to the power of his wise and unselfish leadership. Mandela’s example was transformative. Not just…

Remembering The USS Raleigh At The Pearl Harbor Attack On December 7th, 1941

Remembering The USS Raleigh At The Pearl Harbor Attack On December 7th, 1941

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Have you ever heard of the USS Raleigh and its role in the Pearl Harbor attack? It may have been the first struck by a torpedo, helped save the crew of the USS Utah, and went on to fight in the Pacific, but many,…

“The Grinch” Musical At DPAC Is Fun For The Whole Family

“The Grinch” Musical At DPAC Is Fun For The Whole Family

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – When you remember certain iconic characters associated with Christmas on television, you remember Charlie Brown and of course, the Grinch, Dr. Seuss’ classic cartoon tale. We recently had the chance to watch a live version of the famous “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” at the…

Raleigh Police Look For Help Identifying Purse Bandit

Raleigh Police Look For Help Identifying Purse Bandit

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - The Raleigh Police Department says it is looking for help identifying a man who was caught on camera after he allegedly stole money from purses. “On November 14, wallets belonging to two women were stolen while the victims were working in the 7400 block of…

OPINION: A Better Way In Germany In Terms Of Politics?

OPINION: A Better Way In Germany In Terms Of Politics?

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Should we look to Germany for a better way to organize our government? Our parents and grandparents from the “Greatest Generation” would be shocked at the idea that the country they fought so hard to defeat would have the kind of representative…

Senator Hagan Says Study Proves Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Caused Birth Defects

Senator Hagan Says Study Proves Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Caused Birth Defects

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) said a new study released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) shows that water contamination has indeed been identified at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps base in North Carolina, and that is has been affecting the health…

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…

Ron Francis Says Carolina Hurricanes Sign Deal With Carter Sandlak

Ron Francis Says Carolina Hurricanes Sign Deal With Carter Sandlak

Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In a statement from the Carolina Hurricanes, the team revealed that they have signed a new contract with left wing Carter Sandlak. Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team signed a…

Raleigh Mayor Comments On Passing Of Nelson Mandela

Raleigh Mayor Comments On Passing Of Nelson Mandela

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane commented today on the passing of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela.  The well-respected leader rose from a political prisoner to the elected President of South Africa after helping to inspire a generation to ban apartheid.  Mandela…

NC Appeals Court Grants Bradley Cooper New Trial In Murder Of Wife

NC Appeals Court Grants Bradley Cooper New Trial In Murder Of Wife

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The well publicized case involving former technology worker Bradley Cooper and the murder of his Canadian wife Nancy Cooper will return to the limelight and the courtroom once again. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has granted Cooper a new trial because of errors…

Police Say Body Found In Raleigh Park Was Result Of Suicide

Police Say Body Found In Raleigh Park Was Result Of Suicide

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, a body found in a city greenway area was not the result of foul play. The department said that they have determined that the unidentified person had killed themselves, although they did not mention a cause of death…

NOTES ON QUOTES: The Magic Of Lawrence Welk’s Music And TV Show

NOTES ON QUOTES: The Magic Of Lawrence Welk’s Music And TV Show

By Gordon Mercer and Marcia Gaines Mercer, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – “These people looked on us more as old friends than they did as TV performers. It made us try even harder to entertain them.” Lawrence Welk, 1903-1992. It was a surreal moment. Our daughter and her best friend…

US Military Has Many Ways to Strike Syria in Potential Operation

US Military Has Many Ways to Strike Syria in Potential Operation

By Michael Lipin, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – U.S. military planners have a range of air, naval and ground assets that could be used against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack that Washington blames on the government of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. Secretary of State…

OPINION: A “Good Night” Book From A North Carolina Author

OPINION: A “Good Night” Book From A North Carolina Author

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Think for a minute about books by North Carolina’s best writers. Then tell me the one word that goes with the following words in the three recent book titles: Train, Woods, and Film. Okay, here are the answers: Clyde Edgerton’s “Night Train,”…

BOATING: A Medical Emergency Onboard Your Boat

BOATING: A Medical Emergency Onboard Your Boat

By Captain Reg Fidoe, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – What do we need to do if we have an “underway” medical emergency? Once we have determined that the problem is beyond “first aid” we need to summon help. This can be accomplished with a Pan-Pan (pronounced pawn-pawn) call on our…

OPINION: Losing The Best Lobbyist In North Carolina

OPINION: Losing The Best Lobbyist In North Carolina

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - When Zeb Alley died earlier this month, lots of people in North Carolina thought they had lost one of their best friends. Those of us who worked the Raleigh scene knew him as one of the most influential lobbyists ever to work the…

Southern Culture On The Skids To Play Free Concert In Raleigh Thursday

Southern Culture On The Skids To Play Free Concert In Raleigh Thursday

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The popular band Southern Culture on the Skids will be the headline act for a free concert on Thursday night.  The Oak City 7 free concert series brought to you by The Raleigh Telegram newspaper and other sponsors continues this week with outdoor music…

Nike Stops Selling Shirt That Said Carolina Panthers Were In SC

Nike Stops Selling Shirt That Said Carolina Panthers Were In SC

By The Raleigh Telegram CHARLOTTE – Last week, sports apparel manufacturer Nike removed a shirt for sale on the Internet that somehow confused South Carolina with North Carolina. The shirt featured a Carolina Panthers NFL Football team logo but also had an image of the State of South Carolina on…

Scientists Find More Evidence Of Past Ocean On Mars

Scientists Find More Evidence Of Past Ocean On Mars

By VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram CALIFORNIA - Mars may have once had a vast ocean that covered as much as a third of the planet. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found evidence of an ancient delta where a Martian river may have once emptied into the…

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…

One Man African Space Program Hoping To Send Satellite Into Space

One Man African Space Program Hoping To Send Satellite Into Space

By VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram UGANDA - As Ghana grabbed headlines with its first tiny satellite in May, one determined scientist in the African nation of Uganda is working hard to get his country into the space race as well. But Chris Nsamba is facing more than just technical…

Arrest Made In Theft Of 51 School Bus Batteries In Raleigh

Arrest Made In Theft Of 51 School Bus Batteries In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – After seeking help from the public to solve the theft of 51 school bus batteries, the Raleigh and Garner Police Departments say they have made an arrest in the case. Harvey Uras Jones of Raleigh, age 31, was arrested by the Garner Police Department when…

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…

BOATING: Dealing With Dangerous Gasoline Vapors

BOATING: Dealing With Dangerous Gasoline Vapors

By Captain Reg Fidoe, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - Did you ever think about the trouble that fuel vapors could cause on your boat?  The potential danger can run through the full spectrum of probabilities. Good safety practices reduce the odds to a miniscule level, while bad safety practices raise the…

Raleigh’s Evan Rachel Wood Complains About The Media

Raleigh’s Evan Rachel Wood Complains About The Media

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Raleigh native and famous actress Evan Rachel Wood has been complaining about paparazzi and the media on Twitter in the last few weeks. The actress, who is currently expecting a child with her husband Jamie Bell, said that she is fearful that the paparazzi…

OPINION: If Not Moral Mondays, Then What To Do?

OPINION: If Not Moral Mondays, Then What To Do?

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - “I want to do something, something besides Moral Mondays.” A friend was asking me what he could do to stop what the New York Times called last week a “demolition derby” in the state legislature. But my friend was not ready to join…

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A soldier from Raleigh got a standing ovation at a Major League Baseball game yesterday afternoon and was honored in front of thousands for his military service. During the fourth inning in Saturday’s afternoon game, Sergeant First Class James Farrell stood along the front…

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