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Another New Muppet on Salisbury Street

For a couple of years now, I’ve followed the muppet in the storefront display of Teddy Wright’s Bail Bonds on Salisbury Street. A few days ago, I noticed that the jailed muppet now has company: a prison guard.

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‘Raleighwood’ Sign Appears on Hillsborough Street

A few months ago, some 1920s-era storefronts and an old rental house across from Cup-a-Joe on Hillsborough Street were knocked down. In their place, a gigantic mound of dirt was left. It’s been the subject of speculation amongst passersby and coffee shop patrons, but I don’t think anything has been publicly stated outlining exactly what the miniature mountain is all about.

When driving by last night, I noticed a blinking light from the top of the mound. Upon further inspection, I noticed a bit more.

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The Most Fascinating Car in Raleigh

Hidden in an auto shop off of West Johnson Street (near an abandoned DeSoto and Chrevrolet) lies a 1957 Ford Country Sedan station wagon. What makes this car particularly unique is that it is the result of combining the front ends of two identical cars. That means two steering wheels, two radios, two sets of headlights, and so on.

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    • LJG: Google Earth shows a black roof w/ lots of HVAC equipment there.
    • Pam: I am looking for some history on the Holiday Inn that describes the pool that was on the roof! I was there in...
    • Arjoon: Nicely written and properly explained article. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
    • Mike Bozart: My family and a childhood friend stayed there in 1977. Funny how I thought about that motel some...
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