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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Cary town council hires town clerk to replace retiring Sue Rowland

    The Cary town council has chosen a new town clerk candidate to succeed Sue Rowland, who is retiring after 22 years with the town and more than 30 years in public service.

    The town has offered the position to Sherry Scoggins, who currently serves as town clerk for Clayton. Scoggins, 47, will begin her new duties in Cary on July 28.

    Scoggins was selected from a pool of 159 applicants from across the country who applied for the position, stated Mayor Harold Weinbrecht in an announcement about new…

  • Ledo Pizza, Firehouse Subs sign on for new 54 Plaza project in Durham

    Ledo Pizza, a Maryland pizza company with no previous ties to the Triangle, has signed a deal to be one of the first tenants in a new commercial building that recently broke ground in eastern Durham County.

    Both Ledo Pizza and Firehouse Subs have committed to opening new restaurants in the 54 Plaza buildings now underway at the intersection of Miami Boulevard and N.C. 54 near Morrisville. The project’s first building is slated to open early next year.

    DWM Advisors, a wealth management group,…

  • AGTA: Stay out of RDU, Uber and Lyft

    Uber, Lyft: Stay out of RDU.

    That’s the stern warning being issued Thursday by the Airport Ground Transportation Association. The allegation the organization is making? That ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are operating illegally at major airports – including RDU.

    “These airports have specific regulations regarding ground transportation in which these types of services must have the proper permits to operate within airport grounds, regardless of city regulations,” explains AGTA…

  • How a retro idea from Raleigh raised $77,000

    Nervous about using crowdfunding site Kickstarter? So was Greg Kelly, but the Raleigh resident raised $77,000 on his first project earlier this summer, nearly double his fundraising goal, and he plans to begin shipping his first products by the end of the month.

    The money-making idea? Retro mailboxes.

    Kelly’s project is the second-most-funded Kickstarter project to come out of the Triangle area so far in 2014. We wrote about the most-funded project of 2014, a personal TV channel guide by Raleigh-based…

  • Government made $100B in improper payments

    PrintBy its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.