My Friday Five: On IKEA, Another Favorite Show’s Cancellation & ‘Idol’ Finale

1. IKEA Not Coming to CaryCan you believe this? After much anticipation and approval by the town council, officials at IKEA decided to pull a fast one and not build a new location in Cary. The possibility of a second IKEA location in North Carolina has been highly touted as a way to revitalize the [...]

My Friday Five: On Apple, ‘Idol’ Finale & A Final Bow For ‘Rise’

1. Apple Coming to the Triangle?

Could Apple be heading to Research Triangle Park? News broke this week that this could very well be the case, as sources say a North Carolina campus for the tech giant is imminent. If it happens, Apple would reportedly invest $1.5 to 2 billion and an estimated 10,000 jobs could come to the Triangle. I guess time will tell.

My Friday Five: On Wolfpack In The NCAAs, A New Song & An Arts Funding Update

1. Wolfpack Swimming/Diving in the NCAAs

N.C. State Swimming and Diving is taking the NCAAs by storm. The women’s team had its competition last week, finishing very strong in several events. The men’s team is competing this week and finds itself in third place overall. One of the major highlights so far is State defending its NCAA Title in the 800 Freestyle Relay event.

My Friday Five: On #NeverAgain, Olympics & Tape Face In Durham

1. #NeverAgain

Enough is enough. I don't know what it's going to take to get common sense measures in place to curb or prevent mass shootings at our schools, churches, movie theaters, et. al. The latest tragic shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where 17 people lost their lives. This has sparked a movement like I haven't seen in quite sometime, spearheaded by many of the students who survived the shooting. The #NeverAgain movement started very quickly and continues to gain momentum.