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RalCon Turns Nine

Click for larger Today marks nine years of blogging here at ye olde blog. The most notable accomplishment in the last year was hitting 1,000 posts but nine straight years of keeping this thing moving has been pretty rewarding. For those that don’t know, this blog is a side project, a way to flex my […]


Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016

I have a lot to look back on this year. Personally, in 2015 I saw major changes in my workplace and my family grew from a pair to a trio. On the web, the blog has been covering a good balance of currently under construction projects as well as ones in the planning phases. I’ve […]


Municipography, Outdoor Seating, Wilmington Street Hotel, Moore Square, and Stone’s Warehouse

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


Following Comments on RalCon

A website detail that I missed all these years is to provide a comments RSS feed URL. If you’re into the comments on this site or at least want to follow along the conversation, here is the RSS feed for comments only. http://dtraleigh.com/comments/feed/ I’ve put a link on the sidebar for them as well.


Renovation Near Complete at 501 South Person Street, New Restaurant Planned

The building at 501 South Person Street has been under heavy renovation. I love seeing building reuse stories and this one has really piqued my interest. The building located at the corner of Cabarrus and Person Street is done, or nearly done, with its renovation and the owner, Phuc Tran, wants to put a restaurant […]


Charter Square Accident

Downtown Raleigh will keep moving along but I wanted to put something up here for those that were injured and lost their lives putting together a piece of something that we keep an eye on constantly here on the blog. Please take a pause or a moment of silence sometime soon for the families and […]


2015 State of the City

Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s 2015 State of the City speech. The speech starts at 11:45. If the video doesn’t show up for you, click here.


RalCon Turns Eight

Just like downtown Raleigh, this website is never finished but always a work in progress. RalCon is now eight years old and there are a ton of good things to talk about and photograph this year. The photo above was taken on April 13, 2008. In the photo, you can see the construction of the […]


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