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City in pink (access required)

If while wandering around Charlotte over the next week you spot a pink water tower or other pink structures, it doesn’t necessarily mean that someone slipped something into your drink. It’s more likely evidence of participation in the Queen City ...

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Como se dice ‘street’? (access required)

Complete Streets, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition dedicated to making streets more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, has rolled out Spanish version of its site, completestreets.org. That fact was brought up last week on a listserv for North Carolina planners, prompting ...

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Oh, deer (access required)

We’re wondering if Rodney L. Poteat has learned his lesson about killing deer in other states. Poteat, of Salisbury, is accused of going to Hart County, Ky., in November, shooting a white-tailed deer and hauling it back to Salisbury, according ...

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Race-ial profiling? (access required)

Let’s just get it out in the open: There are some stereotypes associated with NASCAR fans. Some descriptions we found online refer to them as “toothless,” “racist,” “wife-beating” and “redneck.” We found an entry for “NASCAR teeth” on urbandictionary.com, which ...

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Home brew (access required)

The professionals who use the North Carolina School of Government planning listserv cracked themselves up last week when someone brought up the subject of homemade alcohol. It all started when Dervin Spell, a planner who works for Granville County, asked ...

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