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Google Fiber Coming to the Triangle!

Earlier today, Google announced that they are considering the Triangle for additional deployments of their fiber optic internet and video service. It is imperative that the town take a proactive step and immediately begin a dialog with Google fiber representatives as well as other communities in the area.   I plan to do whatever it […]

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Visit from Chinese delegation!

This week, Mayor Stohlman and Council welcomed a delegation from China, along with some of the investors, looking to invest in the Chinatown project in Morrisville, to be located in the Outlet Mall in Morrisville. During this visit,  we met welcomed Mr. Feng Xubin, General Manager of the World’s largest commodity market “Yiwu City”, China. […]

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2014 Morrisville Town Council Retreat

The 2014 Council had one of our most productive retreats this year, thanks to the strong leadership of Town Manager, Martha Wheelock, Mayor Stohlman and the preparation of the staff.   I thank Margaret Broadwell and Jim Klopovic for attending from the public and to Aliana Ramos who commuted for both days of the retreat. […]

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President Obama’s remarks at NC State

   I greatly enjoyed the President’s remarks on the economy during his visit to Raleigh yesterday. We were especially excited to hear from him that the Triangle will be an innovation hub for the next generation manufacturing. The President reminded us of the critical role universities play in research and development, which eventually benefits the private […]

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Jan 6- Jan 11 Week in Review

I had a very productive week with activity always increasing in Morrisville. Triangle J Meeting with Secretary Tata  Secretary Tata spent an hour with Mayors and elected officials, highlighting progress the DOT has made in the areas of customer service, job creation, and the success of the strategic funding formula.    I was excited to […]

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Meeting with Mayor Stohlman and DOT Secretary Tata

On Friday am,  Mayor Stohlman and I met with DOT Secretary Tata to discuss the possibilities for the state to provide matches in funding or to provide credits to Morrisville if we fund via bond or through the General Fund widening of state roads, most notably Morrisville Carpenter Road and NC 54 Bypass. I am […]

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Councilman Steve Rao honors Nelson Mandela at First Baptist Church

Members of the Clergy, Rev. Harshaw, Congressman Price, Mayor Mcfarlane,  Senator Blue,  distinguished guests,  It is an honor to be here today and I thank each of you for hosting this memorial service. “Generations to come will scarce believe that one such as this in flesh and blood walked this earth”.   Albert Einstein 1947 These […]

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Town of Morrisville Winterfest Parade

Yesterday, I enjoyed joining my colleagues on the Council at the Morrisville Winterfest Parade. Mayor Holcombe, Mayor Elect Mark Stohlman, Liz Johnson, Margaret Broadwell, Steve Diehl and myself rode the Town Float. We are all so grateful for the citizens who came out to cheer on the parade, the volunteers who helped out and to […]