CBC Makes Independent Weekly’s List of Best in the Triangle

CBC Makes Independent Weekly‘s List of Best in the Triangle

Best of the Triangle The Independent Weekly, an alternative Triangle publication, recently published its 2006 Best of the Triangle issue, and CBC is well represented on the list. Several divisions and personalities won recognition from the editors and readers.

So, who won? Here’s the list:

Independent Weekly’s Choices

Best Progressive Blog for a Roundup of State News That Matters
ncpolicywatch.org – AJFF’s Chris Fitzsimon
What did Indy Week say about him?
Chris Fitzsimon is a North Carolina hero, a former television reporter who made the switch to advocate when he helped found the Common Sense Foundation. He’s now director of N.C. Policy Watch, a reform-minded, watchdog nonprofit funded by the A.J. Fletcher Foundation that focuses on social problems facing the state and what state leaders are–or aren’t–doing to solve them. Its Web site features Fitzsimon’s commentaries and a daily roundup of links to the most important political and issue-related stories of the day, plus a political cartoon from former Herald-Sun cartoonist John Cole (being more progressive than he ever was in his old job). It’s the quickest must-read collection from around the state, and the message of what’s right and wrong is clear.

Best Place to Run Around with Abandon – Durham
Lawn Seating at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
What did Indy Week say about it?
For $5, you can watch a professional baseball game, have a picnic, and run up and roll down a grassy lawn. It’s the lawn seating at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and going to a baseball game was never as relaxing or as much exercise. And if a batter can loft the ball 398 feet, you might even go home with a free souvenir.

Best Sunset View
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
What did Indy Week say about it?
Sitting in the right field bleachers, watching that big sun sink over third base. Rolling clouds, acres of green, coupla beers…damn, we should come here more often.

Reader’s Survey Choices

Best Local Television Personality
Winner: Greg Fishel, WRAL
Honorable Mention: David Crabtree, WRAL

And some other winners related to CBC are:

Independent Weekly’s Choices

Longest (Mostly) Traffic-Free Bike Ride
American Tobacco Trail
What did Indy Week say about it?
The American Tobacco Trail is as much a cultural asset to the Triangle as the BTI Center and the American Dance Festival. The former railroad right-of-way runs nearly 10 miles in Durham County, starting across from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and running south all the way to I-40, with only a handful of road crossings as it passes through neighborhoods, woods and country homes. One day it will cross over I-40 and connect to about four miles that’s opened deep in rural Wake County, and eventually will span 100 miles and three counties. Now, if only Chatham County can come up with the money to build its part to connect Durham and Wake.

Reader’s Survey Choices

Best Fries
Tyler’s Taproom & Restaurant
One of Tyler’s two locations is in the American Tobacco Campus!

Check out the entire list at www.indyweek.com.

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