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“Designing the Future” — Mayor McFarlane’s 2014 State of the City Address

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On Monday, March 24, Mayor McFarlane delivered her 2014 State of the City Address to the Raleigh Rotary Club. Here is the complete text of her speech as prepared for delivery: Thank you to everyone for being here, and special … Continue reading

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Mayor McFarlane traveling to SXSW to recruit businesses to Raleigh

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Mayor McFarlane is leading a group of economic development officials and entrepreneurs to Austin, Texas to represent Raleigh at the annual South by Southwest music and technology festival. Since Austin is one of the only cities in America to appear … Continue reading

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Help Mayor McFarlane bring Google Fiber to Raleigh!

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On Wednesday, Google announced that Raleigh may become the next home to the tech giant’s ultra-high-speed Google Fiber broadband network. Reaching speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, Google Fiber is 100 times faster than today’s basic broadband service. Individual citizens … Continue reading

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Mayor McFarlane to give commencement address at William Peace University

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Mayor Nancy McFarlane will serve as William Peace University’s 2014 commencement speaker, where she will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities on Saturday, May 3. “William Peace University is honored to have Mayor McFarlane as its Commencement speaker,” … Continue reading

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Mayor McFarlane meets with President Obama twice in two weeks

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As Raleigh and other cities in North Carolina grow in both size and prominence, it’s important for local governments to work together as well as with the federal government on issues that affect and depend on that growth. In the … Continue reading

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Federal grant helping Raleigh become even more bike-friendly

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The City of Raleigh is building 27 additional miles of marked, on-road bicycle facilities thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program. The 27 miles of designated bike lanes and painted “sharrows” … Continue reading

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Raleigh’s biggest accolades of 2013

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Raleigh made it onto quite a few “best-of” lists during 2013. Here’s a list of the capital city’s accolades from the past year, from the city’s year in review: Fifth on Forbes’ list of “America’s New Tech Hot Spots.” The … Continue reading

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Indy Week features Mayor McFarlane’s plan for mass transit, Dix Park and other issues

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If you didn’t pick up a copy of the Independent Weekly to read Bob Geary’s story on Mayor McFarlane’s second-term vision on some of the major issues facing Raleigh, you can read the story on Indy Week’s website here. Here’s … Continue reading

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Watch Mayor McFarlane’s 2013 Inaugural Address

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Mayor Nancy McFarlane was sworn in for a second term of office, and the 35th Raleigh City Council was sworn in as well on December 2, 2013 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Here is video of Mayor McFarlane’s speech, via … Continue reading

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Mayor McFarlane asks Gov. McCrory to address “pattern of delay” in Dix Park agreement

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Six months ago, Mayor McFarlane and Gov. Pat McCrory stood together to announce an agreement to rework the state’s contract with Raleigh to use the Dorothea Dix property as a world-class park. This week, Mayor McFarlane wrote the governor a … Continue reading

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