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Wake Commissioners Reject Plans for New Stadium

Posted February 12, 2007

Wake County commissioners rejected plans Monday to help fund a football stadium for two local historically black colleges.

Shaw University and St. Augustine's College wanted to build a $35 million shared facility.
Raleigh leaders discussed the project during a work session, but the board's four Republicans gave the idea the thumbs down.

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  • smoothtip99 Feb 13, 2007

    Yes Stacy there are a lot of ignorant people out there. A football field should be built. And it will benefit us all.

  • Subdivisions Feb 13, 2007

    LOL 'historically white college'... how fast would Jesse and Al be down here if a school that refered to itself like that tried to get tax money for a football stadium?

  • LTL Feb 13, 2007

    what is the difference between a historically black and a historically white college? Ok Stacy its your turn

  • LOC Feb 13, 2007

    This is so sad. I bet if Duke wanted a new stadium they would be all for it.. That is a private school as well. plus there football team sucks! This is two historically BLACK insititions that are rich in heritage! Their are still some ingorant people out there!

  • Crumps Br0ther Feb 13, 2007

    Bake Sale!

  • hollywood Feb 13, 2007

    It should be turned down...why should our tax money go to private colleges? If they were state schools, I could see using state money but not our county tax money for something we as tax payers will never benefit from. If these two schools want a stadium, than use their own money and leave mine alone!

  • happilychildfree Feb 13, 2007

    It's true, isn't it? I mean where is the bias if the four people who voted it down were Republicans? All news is biased... get over it. If it wasn't, it would be boring. Very, very boring.

  • kikidlc Feb 13, 2007

    Wow. What a totally unprofessional way for this "reporter" to write this story.
    I certainly see a bias showing up when truly talented and professional reporters don't add little nuances of opinion by their word choice.
    And I'm not saying I agree with the decision and I am not a Republican, either.
    But to reference the Republicans in such a way is a big insinuation that is so totally unprofessional of a reporter unless that is the actual focus of the story and you elaborate on the issue.
    I get so ashamed of reporters who cannot report the way they should and/or use poor word choice that creates a bias in the story. How unprofessional...go back to school.

  • Durham-Raleigh Feb 12, 2007

    Wow... Raleigh's Republican county commissioners (motto: "We Turned Our Back on School Growth in the 90s, Now We'll Ignore You, Too!") are disinterested in the projects that benefit Raleigh's oft-forgotten black community.

    In other breaking WRAL news: the sun is expected to rise in the morning and set at dusk, and UNC's men's basketball team is expected to win more games this season.

    Back to you, David Crabtree.