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Durham mayor to meet with Obama

Posted February 19, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

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— Durham Mayor Bill Bell will meet Friday with President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet to discuss the economy and other concerns.

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The meeting is part of a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington. Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy also are among the 85 city leaders taking part in the event.

Bell has submitted a list of infrastructure projects he says could create 600 jobs in Durham if they were funded through the $787 billion federal stimulus package Obama signed into law this week.

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  • GETOUT Feb 20, 2009

    68_polara, my point is that crime occurs everywhere, it's not just delegated to one city.... and anytime ur constantly force fed sumthing, ur views will constantly be jaded that it is only one city that has problems....

  • Titus Pullo Feb 20, 2009

    Wow. What a cluster flop that will be.

  • tim9613366 Feb 20, 2009

    I guess he'll be heading to Rocky Mount next.

  • 68_polara Feb 20, 2009

    "sadly in durham, everything is put on the front page.... I guess the N & O and the Herald-Sunn thinks people want to hear about Durham as opposed to any other area..... Wonder Why????"

    No actually much of what happens in durham is reported to those of you on WRAL. I've seen stuff that didn't even make the local paper.

    Even if this were the case, what's your point?

  • superman Feb 20, 2009

    The President had to put his foot down to pass the stimulus package and then when he talked to the Prime Minister of Canada it was a whole different attitude. The president doesnt know which end is up!

  • GETOUT Feb 20, 2009

    Gatsby, i totally agree! but unfortunately, sum other people on here have made it a skin color issue, check sum previous post.... so sad... i think this world would be in the same state regardless of the president or mayor skin tone, but some people don't think that way...

    68_polara,,, oh yes all areas deal with the same thing durham does... matter of fact... i was just talking with a law enforcement officer in a local jurisdiction, that said that alot of stuff that goes on there, people never know about,,, sadly in durham, everything is put on the front page.... I guess the N & O and the Herald-Sunn thinks people want to hear about Durham as opposed to any other area..... Wonder Why????

  • ABM Feb 20, 2009

    Wouldn't it just be easier for you to identify your co worker if you asked: Did you just say, "would you like fries with that?"

    That was a good one!!!

    LOLing!!!
    hahahahahah

  • affirmativediversity Feb 20, 2009

    Hey Do you have on a blue suite with a gold tie today? I think you work in my bldg.

    Wouldn't it just be easier for you to identify your co worker if you asked: Did you just say, "would you like fries with that?"

  • 68_polara Feb 20, 2009

    GETOUT, I wasn't referring to the rest of the triangle. I'm not aware that the other communities are having the problems with corruption and crime to the level that we have.

  • affirmativediversity Feb 20, 2009

    ABM:

    Do you even know what BP stands for..."BRITISH PETROLEUM"

    Do you know where the US gets most of its domestic oil from? CANADA

    Get over the GW Bush thing...you're like a little dog humping the mailman's leg...its annoying and completely WRONG!

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