Raleigh’s Top 30 Stories for 2015

2015 was another great one for Raleigh. Whether it was much love on cable networks, a slew of new downtown apartments, or great new restaurants, there was a big story almost every week that had an impact on the future of Raleigh. With big changes coming in key decision-making positions, 2016 promises to be a key year for the upcoming decade.

Here’s a look back a the 30 stories that shaped us and moved us in 2015, The stories are presented in no particular order.

  • John Kane Teases Duda Paine Tower for Warehouse District
  • Gateway Center Concept Teased for South End of Downtown
  • Sur la Table Opens in North Hills
  • Stuart Scott Dies, Buried in Raleigh
  • Dix Park Deal Finalized
  • Wake County Public Schools screws up social media with late snow announcement, attitude
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Comes To Raleigh (Smash Mouth singer yells “COME ON, CHARLOTE!” three times)
  • Ray Price Dies
  • Death and Taxes building opens, gets Architectural Digest feature
  • Slide the City Sells Out, WNFIV posts epic video
  • Google Fiber Picks Raleigh, begins installation
  • Rolling Stones Bring 17-city Stadium Tour to Raleigh, Avett Brothers open, exposing them to an older audience
  • Triangle Bus Systems Consolidate Branding
  • Wake County Rolls Out Bus Service, Commuter Rail Plan
  • Larry Stogner Retires, ALS Diagnosis
  • Greg Hatem Calls Downtown “Unlivable”; #drunktown Campaign Strategies Ensue
  • Charter Square Opens
  • Skyhouse Apartments Open
  • Raleigh “House of Cards” Intro finds its way on YouTube
  • Pho Nominal Dumplings Wins Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race”
  • Raleigh Gets Over 55 inches of rain. (12” more than average, 9.5” more than Seattle)
  • Final Video Store Lost As North American Video Closes
  • Changes in Leadership with Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, City Planner (‘14), and Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Registered Sex Offenders Arrested at State Fair
  • Raleigh Houses Featured on HGTV’s “Love It Or List It”
  • Stanhope Village Opens
  • Aloft Hotel On Hillsborough Street Opens
  • Escher Exhibit Wows at NCMA
  • Musician Loading Zones Approved
  • Annoying Bike Lane Designs Implemented

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