Cary, a town where it’s darn near impossible to spot a store or restaurant from the road, thanks to a ridiculously rigid sign ordinance, is finally looking at relaxing the much criticized rules — for itself of course. It’s a classic example of how the Left does business: rules for everyone else, exemptions for the elite rule-makers. And the exemption sounds more like a carnival ad than a sign: giant neon spelling out the name CARY.
“It’s going to be bolder than a wood sign. It’s going to be one that indicates that Chatham Street is open and alive later than six o’clock in the evening,” said Ed Gawf, Cary downtown manager. “We need to step back and think differently about signage downtown.”
Robison said the council will have to balance the town’s values with a call for change, and she wonders how the public will perceive such a specific change to town rules. “I do think that it stings when the town allows itself exceptions,” she said. “I’m anxious to hear what people will have to say.
I wonder how the late Cary resident David Bowden would view the town’s desire to put up any kind of sign it wants.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Conventional wisdom is that a Perdue/McCrory rematch will make for a lively gubernatorial campaign. But now Orange/Caswell Rep. Bill Faison has raised the specter of a Perdue primary challenge to national news. Now that would be pretty darn interesting politics. Politico has picked up the story about Faison loaning himself cash and now running ads, leading a lot of folks to wonder when he’s going to officially declare himself a candidate. So far he seems to be enjoying being a thorn in Perdue’s side.
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