Downtown Raleigh http://wunc.org en It's A Beautiful World http://wunc.org/post/its-beautiful-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Musicians Duncan Webster and Leah Gibson strive to never play the same show twice. The experimental duo, formerly known as <a href="http://prypyat.bandcamp.com/">Prypyat</a>, recently embraced a new chamber pop sound along with a new name: <a href="http://beautyworld.bandcamp.com/">Beauty World</a>. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:36:52 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 39217 at http://wunc.org It's A Beautiful World Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-planner-leaves-big-apple <p></p><p></p><p>Raleigh is bidding farewell to its planning director.</p><p></p><p>Mitchell Silver took the post in 2005, when Raleigh was a mid-sized city grappling with rapid population growth. Silver says the city was able to ride the wave by becoming an attractive place to live and work.&nbsp; He cites changing density and zoning ordinances, building the Raleigh Convention Center, and revitalizing Hillsborough Street and Cameron Village as successes.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:35:18 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34144 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't http://wunc.org/post/rock-n-roll-raleigh-why-some-run-why-some-wont <p>The Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon will be held this Sunday. It's a huge event with lots of music, as the name implies. Recently we asked Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon runners two simple questions: "Who Are You?" and "Why Do You Run?"</p><p>The very first response we received was from someone telling us why they are NOT running.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:52:19 +0000 Carol Jackson 33584 at http://wunc.org Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Talks Commerce http://wunc.org/post/nc-metropolitan-mayors-coalition-talks-commerce <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina mayors from the mountains to the coast gathered in Raleigh yesterday to talk business and job creation in this tough economy.</p><p>The man of the hour actually wasn’t a mayor at all.&nbsp; It was O’Hara Macken, an executive vice president and managing director of <a href="http://www.ipreo.com/About/CompanyInformation/Our_Business.html">IPREO</a>.</p><p>“Access to talent, culture, livability are all really important to us.&nbsp; Raleigh offered all of that," said Macken.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:10:07 +0000 Leoneda Inge 25779 at http://wunc.org NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Talks Commerce For Downtown Raleigh Churches, Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon May Mean Undue Penance http://wunc.org/post/downtown-raleigh-churches-rock-n-roll-marathon-may-mean-undue-penance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a Sunday morning in early June, thousands of endurance athletes ran through downtown Raleigh in the city’s Ironman Triathlon. This Sunday, thousands are expected for the City of Oaks Marathon. And on a Sunday next April, many more could show for the first Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon.&nbsp;</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of downtown churchgoers, whose churches are surrounded by street closings for event routes, have wound up in gridlock.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;For the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon, which features live bands and cheerleaders, even more worshippers than usual will be looking for a way in because the event is scheduled for April </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- Palm Sunday.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:27:14 +0000 Jorge Valencia 25139 at http://wunc.org For Downtown Raleigh Churches, Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon May Mean Undue Penance