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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

City Of Raleigh Looks At Adding Two Way Traffic, Roundabouts To Blount Street

City Of Raleigh Looks At Adding Two Way Traffic, Roundabouts To Blount Street

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – With a new plan that may receive final approval, the City of Raleigh is looking at getting rid of one way streets on Blount Street and Person Streets along at least part of their five mile stretches from Capital Boulevard to Interstate 40. The…

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…

Raleigh Fourth Of July Celebration Marred By Kids Running Amok

Raleigh Fourth Of July Celebration Marred By Kids Running Amok

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although largely ignored by most media in the area, the downtown Raleigh celebration last Thursday didn’t exactly “go off without a hitch” as stated in the city press releases. According to vendors, people in attendance, and the Raleigh Police Department, groups of teenagers stealing…

Outdoor Concert Draws Thousands To Downtown Raleigh

Outdoor Concert Draws Thousands To Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A recent outdoor concert last Thursday night as part of the Oak City 7 series of summer music events drew almost 7,000 people to downtown Raleigh.  The free concert was held on Fayetteville Street at the City Plaza next to the Marriott Hotel. Attendees…

NC State Alumnus Chosen To Be New NASA Astronaut

NC State Alumnus Chosen To Be New NASA Astronaut

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina native and North Carolina State University graduate Christina Hammock, age 34, has been named one of only eight lucky people chosen among 6,000 candidates to be a NASA astronaut candidate. The news was announced this week, as only a handful of those…

Cary Man Arrested For Running Over Two Women In Raleigh, Killing One

Cary Man Arrested For Running Over Two Women In Raleigh, Killing One

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, driver Adetoye Taoheed Adekanmbi, age 23, of Cary, North Carolina, was recently charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, two counts of felony hit and run causing bodily injury or death and…

$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…

PHOTOS: First Friday Art Events In Downtown Raleigh

PHOTOS: First Friday Art Events In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH –  First Friday events are always a popular time in downtown Raleigh. There are art exhibits to view, music to take in, and generally lots going on. See some photos from Moore Square where there was an art exhibit and fundraiser to combat human trafficking…

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 Area Storms Turn Deadly After Tree Kills Student

Raleigh Area Storms Turn Deadly After Tree Kills Student

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh and Triangle area has now experienced two strong storms in just one week, with both storms causing lots of wind and water damage and the most recent storm causing the death of a student on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The first storm…

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…

Tour Of Raleigh Chicken Farms To Be Held Saturday

Tour Of Raleigh Chicken Farms To Be Held Saturday

Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The ninth annual Tour D’ Coop event, a one-day tour of chicken coops and urban farms, will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. The event collects non-perishable food items and raises money for Urban Ministries, a non-profit that…

Free Summer Concert Series Will Be Held Again In Downtown Raleigh

Free Summer Concert Series Will Be Held Again In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Deep South Entertainment recently announced the lineup for a series of free concerts this summer.  Organizers say that the Oak City 7 concert series will once again appear downtown after a successful run last year. For all shows, there is absolutely free admission to…

Raleigh Telegram Redesigns, Relaunches Newspaper Website

Raleigh Telegram Redesigns, Relaunches Newspaper Website

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Telegram announced that it has redesigned its website over the past two weeks and relaunched it, in an effort to make the website more readable and to return the publication to a more profitable status. The newspaper said that due to work…

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.…

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

FOOD: Big Barbecue Events This Weekend In Raleigh, Eastern NC

By Anne Edmondson, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH, N.C.—The annual series of competitive barbecue cooking is now in full swing in Eastern North Carolina with three contests set for the coming weekend, including large gatherings in Greenville and Raleigh expected to draw thousands of pork barbecue lovers. But the…

Poll Says Wake Voters In Favor Of Dix Park In Raleigh

Poll Says Wake Voters In Favor Of Dix Park In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A new poll released today regarding the Dorothea Dix facility in downtown Raleigh says that by a two to one margin, Wake County voters favor keeping a deal in place that would create a “central” park on the 306 acre property. The Dorothea Dix…

John Edwards’ Daughter Says She Was Mad Over Rielle Hunter Affair

John Edwards’ Daughter Says She Was Mad Over Rielle Hunter Affair

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Cate Edwards, the daughter of former Senator John Edwards, is appearing on television on Friday morning on the “Today” show and on Friday night on NBC when she is interviewed by reporter Savannah Guthrie on “Rock Center,” a news program. This is the first…

Bob Dylan, Ben Folds Five, Everclear, Barenaked Ladies To Play In Downtown Raleigh

Bob Dylan, Ben Folds Five, Everclear, Barenaked Ladies To Play In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh has announced an illustrious group of musicians that will play this upcoming summer season in the outdoor downtown amphitheater that is next to the Raleigh Convention Center.  Last year’s lineup included big names like the Beach Boys and this year…

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Be Held Saturday March 16th

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade Will Be Held Saturday March 16th

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The City of Raleigh’s largest parade all year long will be held this coming Saturday, March 16th at 12pm noon in downtown Raleigh.   The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day event is the largest celebration of its kind between Washington DC and Savannah, Georgia with…

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…

Carolina Hurricanes’ Chris Terry Makes Debut, Scores First NHL Goal

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Chris Terry from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). This marks Terry’s first NHL recall since turning professional in 2009.…

Carolina Hurricane Goaltender Out: Cam Ward Diagnosed With Third-Degree MCL Sprain

Carolina Hurricane Goaltender Out: Cam Ward Diagnosed With Third-Degree MCL Sprain

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that goaltender Cam Ward has been diagnosed with a third-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). Surgery will not be required for the injury, but he is expected…

Bob Seger To Play In Raleigh At PNC Arena

Bob Seger To Play In Raleigh At PNC Arena

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A rock and roll legend will be stopping in Raleigh this spring. Known for such songs as “Turn the Page,” and “Rock and Roll Never Forgets,” Bob Seger is currently on tour and will be in the Triangle in April. Bob Seger & The…

NC SBI Says Meth Lab Busts Were Up Last Year

NC SBI Says Meth Lab Busts Were Up Last Year

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Justice and the State Bureau of Investigation said in statements to the press that methamphetamine drug lab busts in total numbers were up in 2012. State Bureau of Investigation agents investigated around 460 meth labs in 2012, compared to…

No Snow In The Forecast, But Cold Weather This Week

No Snow In The Forecast, But Cold Weather This Week

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH –  Unlike last week where Triangle residents saw snow land in the area with temperatures in the 30′s, this week folks will feel the winter chill without precipitation but with low’s at night dipping down into the teens. Residents may want to make sure that…

BEER: Raleigh’s New Yard House Is Pricy But Upscale

BEER: Raleigh’s New Yard House Is Pricy But Upscale

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you’re looking for a new upscale joint to enjoy beer in Raleigh, the newest location of Yard House has opened up in the North Hills area.  The upscale beerhouse and restaurant is located next to World of Beer across the street from the…

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…

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Action Finally Returns To The Ice In Raleigh With Prizes, Giveaways

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Action Finally Returns To The Ice In Raleigh With Prizes, Giveaways

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The long wait for hockey fans in Raleigh is finally over, as management and the hockey players’ union has reached an accord. Although it will be a truncasted season, the National Hockey League announced that there will be a 2012-13 regular season after all.…

Triangle Filmmaker Survives “Summer Of Death” On Mt. Everest

Triangle Filmmaker Survives “Summer Of Death” On Mt. Everest

By The Raleigh Telegram CARY – Local filmmaker and adventurer Allan Smith survived a terrifying but unique experience this past summer as he filmed an expedition trying to make a record climb to the top of Mt. Everest.  By the end of the summer, 10 people had died on the…

Raleigh Event Raises Money For New Housing For Homeless Veterans

Raleigh Event Raises Money For New Housing For Homeless Veterans

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - Governor Patrick McCrory, was sworn-in Saturday as governor, ended his first day on the job with veterans at “A Salute to North Carolina Veterans” at the Hilton hotel in North Raleigh. The fundraiser was the first of its kind for the Veterans Leadership Council of…

OPINION: City Of Raleigh’s Rules On Panhandling Are Too Strict

OPINION: City Of Raleigh’s Rules On Panhandling Are Too Strict

By Guest Editorial, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Telegram publishes letters to the editor as long as they meet our criteria for publication.  The Telegram recently received a letter from the Occupy Raleigh group which has criticized the City of Raleigh’s panhandling ordinances as being too…

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