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for Independent Weekly Vol. 16 Issue 41, Oct 1998
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In October, 1998, Matt Shepard was murdered in Wyoming by two men pretending that they, too, were gay. The crime received national attention and a call for hate-crime protection for gays. In Raleigh, friends remember the year Shepard spent with them.
For years Wake County politics has been the domain of conservative men, but in 1998, the women are shaking up the establishment. Most of the Democratic candidates for office are women. For example, women seek four district court judgeships, three seek seats on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, and two the N.C. House of Representatives seats.
African-American poetry and poets are alive and well in the Triangle area. Somewhere on any given night, poets are reading and sharing their creations. One of the most popular places to hear poetry is Durham's Poetic Soul Lounge.
Some of the best mail-order nurseries in the nation are located in the Triangle area. Among them are Niche Gardens, Plant Delights, Camellia Forest Nursery, and Singing Springs Nursery.