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Daily News for 4-15-2014: Tax Day

Greensboro council meets tonight at 5:30. On the agenda, the Renaissance Center, the civil rights museum and me. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow, follow my Twitter, or watch the live link to find out why I’m on the agenda, but trust me, it’s for good reason. Also, follow the @ncplacebook Twitter and #gsopol for live tweeting from me.

In other news:

More money was spent in clean energy in North Carolina last year than in the six years prior.

If taxes have you broke and you need free food, here’s a a restaurant in the Plaza Midwood area of Charlotte with free lunch all week and a restaurant opening on South Elm in Greensboro with free ice cream on Thursday. More freebies from chain stores.

The alleged Kansas City shooter was involved in the 1979 Greensboro Massacre and a former Fort Bragg solider and area Klu Klux Klan member.

Mother Jones profiles Rev. William Barber, leader of the state NAACP and the Moral Monday marches.

Richard Florida’s latest The Atlantic Cities report on how segregated college-educated people from others in several metros has Charlotte in the top ten.

The City of Wilmington is facing a $2.3 million shortfall and considering service and job cuts, along with tax hikes.

Schools across the state are installing panic alarms.

Lumberton officials are seeking money to renovate the Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

A mobile home park near a major commercial corridor in Fayetteville has been rezoned for commercial development.

Bicyclists and motorists friction is growing in Asheville thanks to the warm weather.

An upcoming leadership forum in Asheville will discuss the major issues from recent months.

The Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed for 11 weeks for updates.

It will cost the $1.3 million dollars to clean up toxic chemicals found in Charlotte’s sewer system.

Wake County Commissioners may ask the General Assembly to pay teachers more.

The Governor and other tax-reform supporters are using today to champion their reforms.

Durham Public Schools will name a new superintendent in June.

A burned out building on a site is holding up a Durham City Council vote on incentives for a new downtown skyscraper.

The City of Winston-Salem is looking at a 1 cent sales tax hike.

More transparency with the lottery is part of a new bill to be introduced on the lottery in the state senate when the General Assembly gets back in session. The state house passed a version of this bill last year.

And finally, John Edwards is somebody’s lawyer again.




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