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You can order one from the Transportation Department for $5

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2 points · 13 hours ago

Yup, I got mine weeks ago. Easy, and cheap.

Actually, it's a front plate which is the same as the back plate.

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It's actually a red and white plate that says NCSU and GoPack on it. Obviously, the license plate number is the same but the design is different.

You would be a full time state employee. State employees are drug tested. The HR department will reveal this to you during the application process or the employee paperwork.

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HR did not mention this to me at all and I am a new employee. Not mentioned in orientation. Or the huge new hire checklists I had to go through one by one. I regularly drive a State vehicle as part of my job too. Although this link has all policies, the only screening mention I found is for student athletes:

"With the new rules essentially any sidewalk that is under 9 ft will not be able to have outdoor seating.” Does the public path have to be 9 feet wide? "Instead, there must be a straight, clear path on the sidewalk for pedestrians," If so how did raleightimes not lose a single seat. I feel safe to say there is not 9 feet of clear uninterupted sidewalk in front of this establishment. Or does the answer lie in the question?

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3 points · 1 day ago

If you've got people stopped by shop windows talking or window shopping, then one pair of people walking one way and one pair walking the other way, I could see them taking up a lot of room. Add in something like a stroller or wheelchair, and 9 feet may be enough.

Walking past the raleigh times is a bitch when they have their chairs and tables out. You have to dodge the servers, the exaggerated arm movements holding cabernets, and then push through the group of 5 that decided to stop in the middle of the 2 ft wide pathway.

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3 points · 1 day ago

The other night a group of 8 had finished eating and were standing in the middle of the sidewalk for a good 20 minutes talking. Everyone had to squeeze between them and the building to get by, but the group remained oblivious and the employees said nothing about it. They also asked for separate checks for every person.

1 point · 1 day ago

I like Dr. Alexander Newman

Duke Gardens is beautiful and romantic.

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5 points · 4 days ago

To add to this idea, stop at Loaf or Guglhupf for some sweets to eat at some shady bench in the park, or bring a blanket and basket and have a picnic.

I just came across East Durham Bake Shop online. I haven't been there before, but it looks tasty and has good reviews. Will be going soon.

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3 points · 6 days ago

Not a very picturesque neighborhood immediately surrounding it, but the eats and drinks are very good.

2 points · 7 days ago

There's only one answer to this question.

The Flying Biscuit.

12 points · 9 days ago

They don't have all of the legal things regarding the logo squared away yet. They want to make sure the trademark application goes through and the design guides are written and enforced before they start putting it on city vehicles and signs.

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5 points · 9 days ago

I know there was a lot of controversy about it but I really like the logo.

Original Poster2 points · 12 days ago

I have not checked crime stats. Do you have a resource you recommend? If not I'll probably just do a Google search.

I don't think either option has anything we couldn't live without. It would come down to what we're more willing to give up. Option 1 has a big beautiful loft that I would love but is not necessary. Option 2 has great neighborhood amenities that would be nice to have but not necessary. (I could go on and on with what one has and the other doesn't lol)

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1 point · 12 days ago

If you do a search for Raleigh on, switch to Map View you'll see a few overlays in the bottom left hand corner. Crime colors will give you an idea. If it's concerning, you can go to and look up an address to see what's been happening in the area.

It sounds like you don't have a lot of time, but when I was looking at possible apartments months in advance, I signed up for a spotcrime email so I knew anything that happened within 5 miles around a particular address. As it turned out, one apartment kept having incidents IN the complex. We rented somewhere else.

Honestly, I wouldn't buy anything without knowing as much about the neighborhood as I could. But I'm a freak about planning things.

Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

I was able to find crime rates and both are pretty low but the townhome's is lower.

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1 point · 12 days ago

Any violent crimes in either area? Also, robbery is stealing something with direct contact, like a mugging. Burglary is from a car or building without contact.

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Unless something has changed in the last two months, the only Dells we serviced were latitudes sold at the bookstore, and they've since stopped selling them recently so you'll see one maybe every ten or fifteen repairs. It's mostly Lenovo and Mac, however we can service any laptop as long as it's not a hardware issue

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1 point · 12 days ago

I'm working with staff only, so that's the difference in our experience. You're at the student walk-in center?

Ah, that makes complete sense. I was assuming OP wanted only the student side of things. Yeah I worked at the walk in center

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1 point · 12 days ago

You're right, he did. Just making conversation with a fellow techie. :)

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1 point · 13 days ago

I know this isn't what you asked but you could consider a non-diamond stone too. This has become more popular in recent years. I have seen all different stones, and I have a 2 carat green stone as mine (Peridot, not Emerald). And, bonus, it cost a thousand dollars as opposed to say seven thousand dollars.

3 points · 13 days ago

I get my jewelry from Quercus downtown... it’s a much more personal experience than a big ol jewelry dealer

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2 points · 13 days ago

I haven't gotten jewelry from them yet but I follow them on Instagram and their rings are beautiful. Seems like they're doing more engagement rings lately too.

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2 points · 13 days ago

I don't know of anything in the area but wanted to mention that I keep seeing CBD being used in dogs with cancer, or anxiety. Sounds like it's becoming more mainstream.

17 points · 15 days ago · edited 15 days ago

First, there are several types of asthma. Asthma is an immunological disease where a certain type of immune cell does stuff it isn't supposed to do. I think in many cases, excercise actually triggers asthma. If you have allergic asthma, it will usually get triggered by the allergen and no amount of excercise will break an adaptive immune response (allergies are "misguided" adaptive immune responses)

The putative mechanism linking obesity and asthma that seems most plausible to be an obvious culprit revolves around fat cells secreting certain types of immune signalling molecules (cytokines) that trigger the cells that cause asthma (eosinophils). At this stage this isn't a text book fact yet but still in progress.

If this hypothesis holds up, simply not being fat would help with asthma, no matter how you get there (diet and/or excercise)

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1 point · 14 days ago

I used to be 260 and would wheeze just climbing a few flights of stairs. I started good eating habits and exercise but my heartrate would reach 180 just walking on a treadmill. I went to the doctor for a workup to make sure I could stress myself without a problem (my friend's husband had just had a heart attack and he was only a year older than me) and he gave me an inhaler. Over time, I don't remember how long, I graduated from walking to semi-jogging to jogging. Eventually, I stopped needing the inhaler altogether and could do things like run outside in cold/dry air which always resulted in breathing problems previously. I went back for a checkup after I had lost about 30 pounds and he told me that I must have had exercise-induced asthma, not traditional asthma, and that by exercising, I was conditioning and strengthening my lungs. I don't know all the terms like you do but since I've kept most of the weight I lost off (93 pounds), I still don't have a problem with wheezing anymore. Pretty awesome.

Original Poster476 points · 15 days ago

The biggest thing aside from how I was perceived in public is the fact that I no longer suffer from asthma.

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1 point · 14 days ago

Happened to me too. My doctor told me it was 'exercise-induced' asthma and that by doing cardio, I was conditioning my lungs to be healthier just like the rest of me. There are so many benefits, sometimes you don't think about some of them until you notice a change.


I took a tour of the gym and although the new rooms and the Rec center are tempting, I could probably use the smaller ones too. Are there any pros or cons to using one room or another besides the equipment available?

I will wind up getting there about 5:15 on weekdays, probably the worst time. Don't really have a choice there. So if there are spots that might be less crowded, that would be good.


The playground is the upstairs gym that’s new :). I don’t know if the outside has name. It’s not too advanced but mostly catered towards calisthenics and similar stuff.

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Original Poster3 points · 15 days ago

I thought the two rooms in main gym were impressive until I went in the playground. If I wind up doing cardio on treadmills, I'd choose that room simply for the view.

Also if you ever do outdoor running the outdoor area behind the gym is really nice - grass/dirt that is nice on the joints. Lot of paths through campus (main and centennial) that are all fantastic for runs.

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Original Poster1 point · 15 days ago

I'm only coming from a half mile away but I'll probably jog over to warm up. I prefer getting my exercise outdoors but the temps lately suck that initiative out of me.

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70 points · 18 days ago

SO much better. Have an upvote. Gets better each time.

Actually, you should be power washing your house to remove the mold and mildew. In addition, you should make sure that your house has the proper drainage so that the water doesn't just sit on your roof or in any area near your house. Also, having regular preventative checks on your roof and chimney also avoid the problems that you are mentioning. Regular gutter cleaning is also preventative maintenance.

Finally, it is also good form to make sure that your trees are pruned and shaped so that they do not overhang where a storm or other accident could result in damage to your house.

Basically, its called being a responsible home owner!

Thanks for playing!

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3 points · 19 days ago

People used to tell me all the time to cut down our enormous oak tree because the trunk was about 15 feet from the house. After consulting an arborist, we chose to invest in keeping it healthy instead and that tree survived a hurricane, a 'superstorm' with 95mph gusts, and three Nor'Easters in the 10 years we lived there. If you cut down all the trees that could possibly fall on your home, you will have no shade.

However, if a tree has signs of stress, a fork in the trunk, girdled roots, etc then I think you need to consider it. I kept a Japanese Maple that was suffering from Verticilium Wilt because it was beautiful and the only tree that shaded my patio. I must have cut off 5 fairly large branches every year, but it kept growing. Cutting them down, even when they're diseased, doesn't have to be the answer.

39 points · 19 days ago

Haven't been everywhere but so far Bad Daddy's has my vote. Better than Chuck's at least.

4 points · 19 days ago · edited 19 days ago

Agreed. However, go to the one downtown in Seaboard and not the one in N Raleigh at the corner of Falls and Litchford.

The new one isn't terrible but I've definitely had consistently better food at the one downtown.

Hopefully the New Raleigh location will get it straightened out and catch up at some point..

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2 points · 19 days ago

I didn't even know there was another one in North Raleigh. The one in Seaboard was the second place we got a burger and I thought, this is going to be hard to beat. Turns out I haven't had a better one although I've tried. I just wish they had better shakes, that's the only thing Chuck's does better in my opinion.

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Original Poster13 points · 20 days ago

My girlfriend trained him to bark for treats when she says Wolf and does the Wolfpack sign! We say wolf and he barks pack!

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2 points · 19 days ago

I need a video of this. Also did you give permission on Instagram to repost? Saw this on multiple accounts.

Original Poster2 points · 19 days ago

Thanks for looking out! I work with people at the university and gave permission!

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2 points · 19 days ago

Np. Maybe one day I'll take a pic of my Lab doing the same. We have a similar hand signal to make him speak.

2 points · 19 days ago

There are still good people in the world.

2 points · 21 days ago

That looks like Alex Wong. He was on So You Think You Can Dance years ago. A trained ballet dancer but he didn't do so bad with hip hop.

lucettegrace is awesome! it’s our go to place for a weekend coffee date

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4 points · 21 days ago

Absolutely. My favorite place.


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5 points · 21 days ago

Love Bittersweet. But not conducive to conversation.

Far far away, and then walk.

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0 points · 21 days ago

I've seen people say this and it confuses me. Why don't people park at the Midtown garage and walk around the corner?

13 points · 26 days ago

I'm partial because I volunteer for them but look at Wake SPCA:

They have dog rooms that you can visit, no pressure. But many of the highly desirable dogs go quick so you should fill out paperwork if you are thinking about one.

Thank you for adopting.

I got my dog from SPCA wake county (just south of downtown off Tryon). Nice facility, wonderful dogs and a nice staff! Got to go into rooms and meet the animals, although the first dog I visited clearly chose me. How anyone could pass him up - he spent close to a month there iirc - is beyond me!

There was also a lovely old daschund in the lobby hanging out with an older volunteer to play with. Cat rooms too. Puppies do go quickly, but lots of 1-2+ dogs.

Relatively cheap and you can get a very discounted first check up at Animal Care First hospitals (I kept going to the one in Cameron village).

I think it depends on what you're looking for, many foster facilities have dogs that may have better training, but are also more expensive. Mine is my first, I've had no issues outside separation anxiety (namely barking).

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1 point · 23 days ago

I believe that older volunteer has the record for the most number of "matchmaker" adoptions, due to his efforts. He picks one dog and goes into the lobby with them, which I think is a great idea for so many reasons.

Wake SPCA has dogs in foster care as well but to be honest, I don't know how that works. If they are fostered and then return to the shelter to be adopted or what. I'm glad you had a good experience there. Was your adoption recent?

1.6k points · 27 days ago · edited 27 days ago

Holy shit, I was a passenger on the MS Caribe in the late 80's. We affectionately called it the "Econo Cruise". Our family was walking down the docks in Miami, saying "Is that one ours? Is that one ours?" Then "Ugh, so that's our ship?" As a kid I didn't know any difference and loved it.

Edit: I'm loving reading about other people's similar experiences. And I just remembered that the house band for our cruise was Sha Na Na.

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2 points · 26 days ago

Sha Na Na was hot for a while. Especially after they appeared in Grease.

How have your experiences been with Lynda? I've actually never heard of this website before but have used similar resources such as edX or Coursera in the past. Some hit or miss courses within those websites, but in the case of edX especially, the courses offered were excellent all around. Coursera was pretty good too.

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1 point · 27 days ago

I've had access to Lynda through employers before, and if you're looking for something mainstream, you're bound to find something on it. Sometimes I don't watch the video, I just read the transcript until there's a screenshot I need to look at. I like that I can pause, take notes or try something myself, and go back.

Also there are personal skill development courses that have really become valuable to me. Effective communication, time management, how to deal with difficult coworkers, etc.

If I want to learn more about Powershell or something, I just use the search. If I don't know what I'm looking for, I go through the whole library and just see what's up.

Lynda is super expensive for companies, so this is a good resource. Might look good on a LinkedIn profile or resume too.

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