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Henry Gargan


Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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Past articles by Henry:

Under latest plan, Hillsborough Street and Cameron Village won’t get so tall

Raleigh would take a more cautious approach to development along Hillsborough Street and in Cameron Village under the latest recommended version of a plan that would help shape growth to the west of downtown. → Read More

The bitter cold is wreaking havoc on Raleigh’s water lines

Raleigh has seen a major increase in water main breaks since bitter cold temperatures descended in January 2018. → Read More

Raleigh tennis center is planned near Brier Creek

A local entrepreneur wants to build a 50-court tennis center in northwest Raleigh to accommodate the sport’s growing popularity and to host tournaments. → Read More

How’s the economy doing in your Wake County neighborhood? Use this map to find out.

The News & Observer compiled data and created interactive maps you can use to check out what’s happening in your Wake County neighborhood. We analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data using the annual American Community Survey data. → Read More

Wake County might build new public health, human services campus

Wake County might build a public health campus in east Raleigh in hopes of making it easier for a growing number of residents to gain access to health care, food assistance, job opportunities and affordable housing. → Read More

Homeless in Raleigh, Wake County

Vanezza Bates has been homeless for several months. Raleigh and Wake County are booming, but homelessness in Wake increased in 2017, although it declined in North Carolina overall, and Wake County schools are serving more homeless children. → Read More

Dalai Lama Raleigh visit in 2018 is canceled

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and the group preparing for the Dalai Lama’s 2018 visit received a letter this week that broke the news. → Read More

Wake's school bond referendum likely be on November ballot

Wake County’s school construction referendum will be on the ballot in November, not May. → Read More

#TeamDowntownRaleigh debuts as Raleigh's social media 311 service

Raleighites can use #TeamDowntownRaleigh to draw city workers’ attention to snow, ice, litter, or other obstructions of downtown sidewalks and thoroughfares. → Read More

Southerners can't drive in the snow. So what?

Northerners derive such satisfaction from pointing out to southerners how well-accustomed they are to living in a frigid hellscape. Y’all can have that. → Read More

Southerners can't drive in the snow. So what?

Northerners derive such satisfaction from pointing out to southerners how well-accustomed they are to living in a frigid hellscape. Y’all can have that. → Read More

Raleigh police will get body cameras in 2018

The Raleigh City Council voted Tuesday to spend $4.74 million to equip more than 600 Raleigh police officers with cameras that will capture footage of arrests and interactions. → Read More

Kwanzaa 2017 | Cary, Durham host celebrations

Communities around the Triangle are celebrating Kwanzaa, which begins each year the day after Christmas and concludes on New Year’s Day. → Read More

Raleigh in 2017: Where the city was at its best and worst in rankings

There are plenty of lists that measure everything from a city’s quality of life to the taste of drinking water, and Raleigh frequently makes the cut. → Read More

Raleigh police body cameras

Raleigh plans to spend $5.2 million over five years, including $1.2 million in grant money, to equip 600 officers with body cameras. The City Council could vote on a policy Jan. 2, 2017. → Read More

Wake County Commissioners: Lindy Brown will run for Matt Calabria's seat

Lindy Brown announced Tuesday that she will run next fall for the District 2 seat on the Wake Board of Commissioners. The seat is currently held by Matt Calabria, who is running for a seat in the N.C. House. → Read More

Raleigh YIMBY voices grow louder as growth debates heat up

YIMBY has been gaining traction across the country, and Raleigh no exception. Two local groups are pushing for the approval of backyard cottages, short-term rental services such as Airbnb and new affordable housing projects. → Read More

Harold Webb, former Wake County Commissioner and Tuskeegee Airman, dead at 92

Harold Webb, who served on the Wake County Board of Commissioners from 2003 until 2010, died Thursday, December 14, 2017. → Read More

Affordable Housing: Wake County wants more backyard cottages in Raleigh

Wake County commissioners passed a resolution in November 2017 urging Raleigh and other towns to approve accessory dwelling units, which range from basement units to above-garage apartments to free-standing, backyard structures. → Read More

NC Elections 2018: Matt Calabria will challenge Nelson Dollar

Matt Calabria is the second Democrat to declare candidacy for North Carolina’s House District 36, joining Jennifer Ferrell of Apex as a challenger to seven-term Republican Nelson Dollar. → Read More