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Daily News for 4-16-2014: Greensboro is Green

I would hope that Greensboro wouldn’t fail on this measure, nevertheless, they are safe. According to NerdWallet, they are the 5th greenest city amongst the largest 95 cities in the nation.

Greensboro’s Forrest Oaks Golf Club, once the home of what is now the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, has closed under mysterious circumstances.

I disagree that Charlotte is a “B-list” city, and so do all the folks who are apparently moving there from “A-list” cities, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

The City of Greensboro and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro will pay $179,000 for Boston’s House of Jazz to get out of their downtown building lease and move to High Point Road so construction can start on the new performing arts center. The council also approved the remainder of the city’s loan to the Civil Rights Museum and the sale of the Renaissance Shopping Center to Self-Help Ventures.

The Randleman Dam Reservoir Authority and owners of several hydraulic plants along the reservoir may be close to reaching a 2.35 million dollar settlement in their current lawsuit.

Kernersville may get the next new library in Forsyth County, over Clemmons, if land is purchased in time.

Even approving the past meetings minutes is becoming a point of contention with the Clemmons Village Council.

An upcoming school bond referendum was the hot topic at a recent forum for candidates for public offices in Davie County.

Winston-Salem is on its way to being known as the “City of Arts and Innovation.”

An Asheville city council committee considers an affordable housing mandate, but declines to take further action.

A land use seminar will be held to determine the next steps for the Asheville-area Coggin Farm.

Buncombe County school board member Pat Bryan will not run for another term.

The Asheville festival Moogfest hopes to spur economic development in the region.

Charter schools are now required to publish salaries. Regular public school teachers probably aren’t getting raises this year. By the way, our teacher pay is 46th in the nation.

The state attorney general is asking that the same-sex marriage lawsuit be postponed.

Charlotte City Council members may have broken the law by meeting in secret about incentives to keep the Carolina Panthers in town.

Fayetteville has installed its first police-run security camera.

The Cumberland  County School Board backs Fayetteville’s red-light cameras, of which the proceeds from tickets will go to school funding.

The Wilmington City Council has voted to fix the Muni, the municipal golf course, but took no action on a coal-ash related resolution and

Brunswick and Pender Counties hope the new state formula for transportation projects will better benefit them as a rural county.

Brunswick County is considering shortening school days.

The tracking panel has finished writing its safety rules.

The food stamp backlog has been officially cleared.

The final public hearing has been set for Chatham Park.

Greensboro club owners are working around the noise ordinance.

And finally, a study has stated that immigrants bring a positive economic impact to North Carolina.

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