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Amendment 1

April 23, 2012

Vote “NO” I’ve been debating with myself whether expressing my opinion on Amendment 1, the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution that would define marriage as a union between one man and one women is a good idea on a real estate website.  I’ve concluded that it is, simply because it affects the livability […]

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Football – Another reason to love the Triangle

September 5, 2011
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The Independent Weekly’s August 31 issue tackles the question of “can college pigskin survive.” I kind of expected a whiny diatribe about academic integrity and the imminent fall of western civilization but it was actually pretty balanced with different articles showing different sides of the question. I do have a little bit of personal perspective […]

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Downtown Durham Revival

September 24, 2010

A Walk through Downtown Durham In the late 80’s I was working for a public relations outfit with offices in Brightleaf Square. At this time downtown revitalization was mostly talk and the general perception was that downtown was a dangerous and scary place.  One evening I found myself at a public hearing at city hall […]

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Top Ten Durham Websites

June 10, 2010
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My Picks for the Ten Best Websites to Learn about Durham If you believe that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location, it probably seems a little bit of a paradox that the descriptions most real estate agents write about their listings barely mention it. Part of this is just […]

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A New Crowned Head in Durham

March 10, 2010
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Reyn Bowman Passes the Throne to Shelly Green Reyn Bowman has passed the management of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau to his long time right hand person, Shelly Green.  The picture shows Shelly trying on the crown in her new office at the downtown offices of the organization which is responsible of the marketing […]

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Interview with Homer

January 13, 2010
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Doing what you have to to get by – one agent’s strategy Recently I was in the local big box hardware store looking for some plumbing fittings when a friendly and familiar voice startled me, “Can I help you Sir?” I turned and there in the neon apron of the store employees was my friend […]

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Durham’s Tobacco Legacy

November 30, 2009
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It may be ironic that sweeping legislation to put tobacco regulation under the control of the FDA has been done during the administration of a president who himself is struggling with a tobacco addiction.  But as Terry Mancour of the London Guardian points out in the article here such regulation was inevitable. I’m no fan […]

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Triangle Business Development

November 17, 2009
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It has been my privilege over the last few years to write-up some of the more interesting programs of the Downtown Durham Rotary for its bulletin. One of the reasons that I am so fond of the Rotary and this club is because its membership includes a lot of folks who have deep personal and […]

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Durham – A Great Place to Live

October 20, 2009
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It took a while but I finally figured out how to place photos in the “media box” at the top of the column on the right of this page. Of the five pictures in the rotation only one, the aerial shot of Duke Chapel, was of something that was here in 1984 when I moved […]

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Durham is…

August 19, 2009
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As the chair of the PR committee for the Downtown Durham Rotary Club I often end up writing the report on the program for the weekly bulletin. Last Monday, Tom Bonfield, Durham’s new city manager and a member of the club presented the program. I’m re-publishing my write-up here because Mr. Bonfield made such a […]

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