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  • Durham’s mugging trail

    When the American Tobacco Trail was envisioned years ago, several wags in The Herald-Sun newsroom immediately dubbed it the Durham Mugging Trail, anticipating that scores of unarmed joggers with earbuds to conceal the approach of any assailant was just a recipe for disaster. Turns out the wags were right.
    Locker Room contributor, July 17, 2013
  • Oh, the irony

    In an editorial today in The Herald-Sun, the chin-pullers on Pickett Road bemoan the fact that state legislators are considering measures that would kill the requirement that a citizen needs to obtain a permit from their local sheriff before purchasing a handgun, allow guns in cars on school…
    Locker Room contributor, June 13, 2013
  • P.J. Hairston’s Durham visit

    Anyone who has been a regular reader of the Durham police log in The Herald-Sun raised their eyebrows the other day when they finally learned where in Durham UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston was arrested for marijuana possession and driving without a license: 1499 Holloway Street. You see, Holloway…
    Locker Room contributor, June 8, 2013
  • Don’t replace, discard

    Durham’s city officials are nonplussed that their fetish for housing “diversity” has not produced the desired results. For years they, and their neighbors in the Triangle, have tried to bribe, extort, or otherwise bend the arms of developers to make them include some percentage of “affordable” housing in…
    Locker Room contributor, June 6, 2013
  • Doing a Potemkin on urban decay

    This reminds me of Durham in the mid-’80s when city fathers were trying desperately to hide the Beirut-looking vacant store fronts downtown. They commissioned “artists” to do things like put huge, papier-machĂ© angel fish in the old Durham Sporting Goods store so that it would look like…
    Locker Room contributor, June 6, 2013
  • ‘Road to Freedom’ Emancipation Proclamation event

    The Durham GOP is sponsoring an event celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation on Sunday, June 2, in Raleigh. The event will be held at 2 p.m. at the NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. Speakers include NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby and the Rev. Fozard of Mt. Zion…
    Locker Room contributor, May 23, 2013
  • Ellmers comments on the IRS scandal

    I was looking around yesterday to see if any of our NC Democratic members of Congress had weighed in on the IRS scandal. Seemed like a serious enough issue to warrant even Democratic liberals to be upset about. But, no, could not find any comments. Today I find that…
    Locker Room contributor, May 15, 2013
  • The media’s favorite racist?

    National Review Online ran an editorial today about 12th Dist. Democrat Mel Watt’s nomination by President Obama to be head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency titled “Wall Street’s Favorite Racist.” As that headline suggests, it is none too kind. And that’s understandable if you take into…
    Locker Room contributor, May 6, 2013