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  • Judge plans to grant bond for Durham double murder convict awaiting new trial

    A Superior Court judge in Durham is considering bail for a man imprisoned 20 years after a double murder conviction that was marked by misconduct by Durham police and the former district attorney who falsely prosecuted the Duke lacrosse case.

  • NCDOT warns of new N.C. Quick Pass scam

    Attention, Triangle Expressway drivers: A new scam could target your N.C. Quick Pass account.

    N.C. Department of Transportation has received reports of customers in several states – North Carolina included – receiving fraudulent emails asking recipients to pay their outstanding toll balances.

    The subject line is “Payment for driving on Toll Road”, and the email contains a link.

    “DO NOT CLICK on this link,” warns NCDOT.

    Drivers using a toll road without a transponder will receive a…

  • Wake and Orange counties get $31,000 to survey historic properties

    Wake and Orange counties have been awarded a combined $31,000 in federal grant money to document local historic properties.

    The money will be used to pay consultants to conduct architectural surveys – identifying properties that might be eligible for Historic Landmark or National Register designations, says Gary Roth, president and CEO of Capital Area Preservation.

    There is a separate application process required for properties to gain either of those designations.

    Wake County received $16,000…

  • Triangle social entrepreneurs: Here's your shot at $5K

    Consulting firm Vivisum Partners is looking for a few good entrepreneurs – specifically those who could use $5,000.

    The Durham firm has initiated what it’s calling the 2014 Meaningful Work Grant, but it’s not just a check. It’s free consulting – 50 hours over the course of eight months of what it calls “organizational strategy consulting.”

    Specifically, it’s looking for socially-oriented startups “whose primary objective is to increase the general welfare of the local community,…

  • Triangle Rock Club unveils expansion with 55-foot climbing walls

    “The building is as big as it possibly could be. Literally. I mean to the cubic inch.”

    Joel Graybeal, who likes to talk with his hands as much as the next guy, spreads his arms vertically and horizontally while he explains that every possible inch of the property that houses the expanded Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville is being used.

    Graybeal, a TRC managing partner and CFO, proudly showed off the expanded gym that includes the tallest indoor climbing walls of any facility between Washington,…