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Your County Did a Good Job Tonight

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While you were having dinner, a fierce battle was being fought. On one side stood D.R. Horton, the largest home builder in the United States. On the other side stood four members of your County Council. At stake was a project called the Discovery Core, a proposed housing development above the Weilenmann school. D.R. Horton, the developer, has wanted to build over a hundred units of housing in the...

Saving Your Life but Killing Your Fun

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My two year old son turned away from my wife, who was still in the water, and dashed for the other side of the pool. Seeing water, and not understanding the consequences, he dove in. My wife, two seconds behind him, jumped in and grabbed him. To the lifeguard’s credit, she had seen the impending disaster before my wife and was ready to rescue the toddler. My wife waived her off and said...

History says the movie studio will fail

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It took years to finally get the movie studio underway.  Ground finally broke on the Raleigh studio site, amid the promise of additional jobs and diversifying the local economy.  Not only was it going to house a movie studio but also include a teaching venue, with a local university training people in film-industry trades. “So you’re able to learn your trade, get...

Highway 224 Interrupted

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As I drive up 224 toward town, just past Park City Nursery, I pass a plot of land with two old trees guarding a large piece of open space. I begin thinking about the drive. Sure, Kimball Junction is a mess, but once I get past that I feel like I’m in mountain town. There are big swaths of open space. There’s an old barn. There are condos that look like they should be in the mountains...

The Drought Continues

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If you’ve ridden the trails recently, you may be surprised how dry they are. It’s been cool and relatively rainy, yet the mud-season it is not — by a long stretch. The winter started very dry and some dire warnings were issued by people throughout the county. Yet, snowpack levels finished the winter in the respectable 90% plus range. It was the best winter, as far a water, since...

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