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Daily News for 4-11-2014: Register to Vote or Else

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Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 6th primary election. If you need to register, click on the link to find out where you can go.

The Greensboro City Council would like to put a bond referendum on the November ballot for maintenance issues. There will need to be a public meeting just for the referendum by May 15th in order to get the bond on the ballot.

Greensboro City Council members are having their annual budget meetings in each district. Make sure you attend the one for your district.

The Greensboro site that was being considered for a Trader Joes could at least get the sidewalks part of the deal.

Sixty-two percent of North Carolinians favor some form of gay union.

The Family Dollar is cutting jobs and closing stores.

Greensboro’s The Secret Tea Room has closed. Meanwhile a new craft beer store is set to open in Durham.

Duke Energy has temporality halted the use of the new tree growth stunting chemical.

The downtown Greensboro building water leak has been found and is under repair.

Greensboro’s Union Square Campus, the new downtown university campus, has received $5.5million from local foundations.

A new solar farm will be built by a Charlotte-based company in Buncombe County.

A prominent Asheville businesswoman and charitable leader has died.

Both Asheville and Durham have unemployment rates under 5%. Both areas added more professional jobs. Other areas have rates under 7%.

Despite the lack of state funding, mapping of landslide dangers in Western North Carolina continues.

Part of Wilmington’s skyline is up for sale.

There’s no longer any odor in Brunswick County’s water.

Brunswick County will also change how it funds its fire department and community college.

The director of Cumberland County’s Engineering Department has been appointed to the American Public Works Association Facility and Grounds Committee.

Only a few years after they were built, the Cumberland County Courthouse steps are crumbling.

And finally, several of North Carolina’s cities could have high speed internet from AT&T.

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