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  • Paynattention Mar 4, 4:50 p.m.

    The WRAL tv reporter says the city gave her the money to spruce up or renovate the interior of the building that she leases or rents. Seems like a money maker for "some" on tax payers back.

  • jmrado47 Mar 4, 4:34 p.m.

    What are these people thinking who drink and drive? They should get a stiff penalty.

  • wdweveryyear Mar 4, 4:23 p.m.

    i'll be glad when this story is bumped from the main page! that headline gives me a headache!!

  • nascar33 Mar 4, 3:41 p.m.

    "Assault cars", big, heavy, and capable of extremely high speeds. If we would just ban these "assault cars", these accidents would go away...

  • eoglane Mar 4, 3:28 p.m.

    This is not news worth reporting

  • seankelly15 Mar 4, 2:56 p.m.

    Uhavenoclu - "The American Dream is no longer here it's now the illegal immigrants steal this from them reality."

    Huh? This is "word salad".

  • marvin2 Mar 4, 2:51 p.m.

    There is a thing called Insurance. Hard to understand, why Durham gives away $11,000 for this? And then raises taxes...Go figure. Some things I do not understand, maybe I am old..

  • Poupmouse Mar 4, 2:46 p.m.

    Mattcli- there is insurance that covers every aspect of this accident. There's nothing secret about. Talk to an agent if you'd like to learn more. the more you know...
    [star shoots across screen, fade to black]

  • Nope Mar 4, 2:43 p.m.

    "The American Dream is no longer here it's now the illegal immigrants steal this from them reality."

    ¿Que?

  • Obamacare rises Mar 4, 2:39 p.m.

    Anyone else think this was a failed smash n' grab?

  • Poupmouse Mar 4, 2:34 p.m.

    Oh my gosh! I just noticed the name of the store!

    That's great. I bet the driver was a little tipsy and they saw that absurd business name and just starting cracking up and lost control.

    I hope they rebuild and open with an even sillier non-word name. hair there- come on in, tortoise v. the hair, etc. hmm?

  • mattcli Mar 4, 2:15 p.m.

    "If you have a business, do you not have insurance? I would certainly hope so." -- computer trainer

    You really think insurance is going to make them whole from the losses they've sustained? They're sure as heck not breaking even or coming out ahead on this unless there's some super secret magical insurance out there that only you know about.

  • kateyezkateyez Mar 4, 1:55 p.m.

    wrecks 'American dream'...
    This is just the headline were WRAL was "TRYING" to be clever, never heard the owner's say it wrecked their dream. She seemed very positive in her interview. Just like the headline about the Duke LaCross Accuser - WRAL's words.

  • Unbroken Mar 4, 1:15 p.m.

    Thank god that it was just a store that this fool plowed into.

  • Poupmouse Mar 4, 1:02 p.m.

    If you could buy beauty in a store you wouldnt need to drive a truck through the window.

  • carolinarox Mar 4, 12:36 p.m.

    It's not a beauty salon, it's a beauty supply store. Big difference.

  • paul2345 Mar 4, 12:35 p.m.

    @ affirmativediversity -- I feel the same way about big oil and their subsidies, or agricorp, or defense contractors, or utility companies, or mining/gas interests, or private homes built on barrier islands in gated communities... the list goes on.

  • trueblue0100 Mar 4, 12:25 p.m.

    Luckily, most salons are closed on Mondays, so hopefully that will limit the impact on the amount of business lost. As for the $11,000 grant, as a former small business owner, I have no problem with it at all. I never received any grant money, but may still be in business if I had. In the overall scheme of things, that's a pretty small amount of money. I would much rather have my tax money go to aiding a small business as opposed to some other things they use tax money for. Small, locally owned businesses put more money into the LOCAL economy, no matter what kind of business it is. They create and keep jobs here and fund city services through sales tax. I'm willing to bet a successful, local business will pay back that grant amount and then some, whether through taxes or through providing jobs and contributing to more spending.....kornfan2448

    Good post, but many won't have a clue as to what you said as is evidenced by some of the comments.

  • trueblue0100 Mar 4, 12:22 p.m.

    Why is this business receiving tax money? Does the City of Durham give all beauty supply stores $11,000....... affirmativediversity

    What a totally dumb statement. This is how lies start. One isinformed individual tells a nother misinformed and before you know it, a story that NEVER happened all of a sudden has significant heallines. Did you even bother to read the article? If you can't run with the big dogs intelligently, then remain on the porch.

  • computer trainer Mar 4, 12:14 p.m.

    If you have a business, do you not have insurance? I would certainly hope so.

  • nano Mar 4, 12:12 p.m.

    Amen, toughtiger. Couldn't have said better myself. I feel bad for the storeowner.

  • kiljadn Mar 4, 11:56 a.m.

    I didn't realize that this car crash had such tremendous impact on the American psyche and way of life.

    Woe be unto the American people.

  • 75Tarheel Mar 4, 11:00 a.m.

    Dear Crimestoppers, how about talking to the driver. I'll bet he has some information.
    more cowbell

    Wow what an informative post. I bet the DPD didn't think of that. FYI...this kind of story always has that kind of closing statement. You can NEVER have to much information when investigating a crime of any kind. Let's hope the driver (probably drunk driver) recovers to explain why he needed to "park" inside this business.

  • wwrwheel Mar 4, 11:00 a.m.

    Best wishes to all involved.

  • RaleighHunts Mar 4, 10:30 a.m.

    actually, decent insurance DOES cover lost income from something like this.

  • affirmativediversity Mar 4, 10:09 a.m.

    Why is this business receiving tax money? Does the City of Durham give all beauty supply stores $11,000?

  • btneast Mar 4, 9:41 a.m.

    If this wrecked the owner's "American Dream" then she must not have had insurance.

    Insurance usually only covers the repairs. It's the loss of income from not being open that will hurt.

  • kornfan2448 Mar 4, 9:00 a.m.

    Luckily, most salons are closed on Mondays, so hopefully that will limit the impact on the amount of business lost. As for the $11,000 grant, as a former small business owner, I have no problem with it at all. I never received any grant money, but may still be in business if I had. In the overall scheme of things, that's a pretty small amount of money. I would much rather have my tax money go to aiding a small business as opposed to some other things they use tax money for. Small, locally owned businesses put more money into the LOCAL economy, no matter what kind of business it is. They create and keep jobs here and fund city services through sales tax. I'm willing to bet a successful, local business will pay back that grant amount and then some, whether through taxes or through providing jobs and contributing to more spending.

  • yankee1 Mar 4, 8:45 a.m.

    Excuse me balog, but first of all, federal and state taxes have and will continue to rise, that is unless YOU don't pay any. Secondly, exactly what kind of Government service deserving of taxpayer funds is a beauty salon?

  • ljcs357 Mar 4, 8:33 a.m.

    If this wrecked the owner's "American Dream" then she must not have had insurance.


    Most business owner's would have give the same response as she did. Familiarize yourself with what "opportunity costs" are. This is an inconvenience no matter how you look at it.

  • kikinc Mar 4, 8:25 a.m.

    I'm sure she had insurance, but that will take a little bit to process, not to mention the clean up and rebuilding.

  • yankee1 Mar 4, 8:21 a.m.

    I'm wondering how it is that Durham constantly needs higher taxes, yet can hand out taxpayer money ($11,000) to a beauty salon? Must be an interesting back story to this one. What's next, grants to hot dog carts?

  • LocalYokel Mar 4, 8:19 a.m.

    The American dream is being destroyed by bad drivers around here.

    Cops, when ya going to do something?

  • WhoMe44a Mar 4, 8:16 a.m.

    Insurance? Thats what its for...

  • more cowbell Mar 4, 8:08 a.m.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200

    Dear Crimestoppers, how about talking to the driver. I'll bet he has some information.

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