Tag Archives: NC State

Shibby’s Samplings | Feb 21 edition

Here are some posts from other places that I write, including opensource.com and a new project I’ve started with Raleigh neighbors Anthony McLeod and Joe Boisvert: southwestraleigh.com. I’ve scaled back on blogging to the Lineberry Alliance Blogs in favor of the new project.

See what else I’ve been saying around the web over the last few weeks. Continue reading

Protecting the Neighborhood from GH-1-2011

Lineberry Student Housing

On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, I presented to Raleigh City Council about concerns on the proposed GH-1-2011 project, Lineberry Student Housing. [PDF] GH stands for Group Housing and the project is being administratively approved by Raleigh City Planning.

I started my presentation by giving an overview of the project as I understood it. I told the council I was surprised that this project was targeting student housing when our current zoning doesn’t have a classification focused on student housing. The proposed project would be located at Lake Wheeler Road and Lineberry Drive. GH-1-11 would be four stories in height and have 72 4-bedroom apartments.

The purpose of my presentation to City Council was to

  1. table the GH-1-11 project,
  2. look at bringing in an Institutional Overlay to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and
  3. have the Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) notified of future administratively approved projects Continue reading

An NC State Christmas Present

Next week, I’ll be in Orlando, Florida attending the Champs Sport Bowl. The game will be between the NC State Wolfpack and the West Virginia Mountaineers. If you saw the headlines from ESPN today, you noticed that WVU’s top cornerback, Brandon Hogan, is out with a torn ACL.

NC State Christmas

NC State Christmas

But I want to get one small request in before Santa visits this Saturday. Continue reading

NC State set to break the “Ranked” curse

This is my Dear Coach O’Brien letter for the NC State game against Maryland. Can the Wolfpack finally break the “ranked” curse?

When the season started out at 4-0, the Wolfpack nation was reminicsing about the years when Philip Rivers was at the helm. Then, Virginia Tech came to town. The football team was nationally ranked at No. 23 and an 11 point loss later, NC State was faced with a home game against Boston College and fell from the rankings.

I was weary about the team being ranked before the Virgina Tech game. It seems that in years past, the same thing would happen. The Wolfpack would crack the top 25, then lose the next game. In fact, if I had time, I would research the topic a bit more. For this post, I’m focused on the 2010 season.

Make Noise

Make Noise

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Picture updates from October 2010

It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one thing I’m thankful for is having some time to catch-up on some pictures. Yikes I’m way behind!

We seem to be going non-stop and it’s nice to do some photo editing for a change instead of attending a meeting after work. I’ve grouped these updates into two categories: Things we did and NC State football.

NC State Fair Continue reading

NCSU Marching Band Breaks Victory Tradition

Did anyone else notice what happened at the end of the NC State vs Boston College game on Saturday October 9th? The NC State marching band changed their tune. The football coaches and players came down to the south end zone (Murphy Center bowl), faced the band and the student sections, then participated in the NC State Alma Mater. But then, the song all the fans were expecting to hear, wasn’t played.

NC State football team

For the last few years, the band plays the NC State Alma Mater at the end of a game, then their version of Continue reading