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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

That's why

I'm not fanatic about it, but when it comes to spending money, i prefer to keep my dollars in Durham county. Wake county does just fine without me or my money. Now, let's see if other Durham residents start feeling the same way after this nonsense:
Some Wake County school board members object to using Alston as the name of a new elementary school in northwest Cary even though the building is going up on Alston Road. The reason they're upset is that Alston Road, which runs from Cary into Durham, is more widely associated with the Bull City.

"As a longtime resident, Alston Road is associated with Durham and Durham County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."


Why not just come right out and say what you're really thinking?

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4 Comments:

  • My understanding is that CCB was named what it was because some investors from Chapel Hill objected to the name "Durham bank." I guess some things don't change, but I'm tired of being treated as the Triangle's slum.

    By Blogger Joseph H., at 11:31 AM  

  • Barry: Thanks for posting on this (you beat me to it.)

    I can just imagine the breathless calls at Ye Ole Crabtree Valley Realty Company to their inside-the-beltline WCPSS colleagues: "Y'all don't want to make new residents think that thar' school'd be in DURHAM... or on ALSTON Avenue! They'll think it's a... you know... [in a quiet voice] a black neighborhood."

    I'm going to prefer to think of the CCB Tower henceforth as just one giant middle finger in the sky, pointing east.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 12:07 PM  

  • "Raleigh-Durham International Airport is associated with Durham and Durham County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."

    "Hillsborough Street is associated with Orange County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."

    "New Bern Avenue is associated with Craven County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."

    "South Wilmington Street is associated with New Hanover County," school board member Eleanor Goettee, a Cary resident, said Tuesday. "It's just not a suitable name."

    ~John Schelp

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:24 PM  

  • Kevin - i'm not sure they'd use that quiet voice or those exact words.

    By Blogger Barry Ragin, at 1:42 PM  

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