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Daily News for 4-21-2014

In in the Triad Area

Winston-Salem has at least 4 mattress stores and the possibility for more in the area around Hanes Mall and Straford Road. A new apartment complex is planned for High Point. Greensboro’s Florida Street Baptist Church reinvents itself via sharing space with another church and a private Christian school. Members of the community housed a Mexican team competing in this past weekend’s Winston-Salem Cycling Classic.

In the Triangle Area

Raleigh’s North Hills opened its new Midtown Park and Amphitheater on Saturday. The Durham City Council will evaluate AT&T’s plans to bring high speed broadband into the region. More on the newer developments around the Durham Central Park/Warehouse District. Organic Transit, the Durham-based alternative vehicle company has a new headquarters and is looking to grow. Raleigh’s Bolyan Heights neighborhood is the site of the rebirth of shotgun homes, at least in the Triangle area. Raleigh residents are asking for help from the city and others to maintain a cemetery damaged during the 2011 tornado.

In the Charlotte Region

The Charlotte City Council has received results of a study on how to engage immigrants into civic life. Several nonprofits and faith-based groups are coming together to work on teaching Spanish-speaking preschoolers English before they start kindergarten. Speaking of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Mecklenburg County Commissioners insist that they cannot give the teachers the raises that were requested in the budget given to the commissioners by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools leaders. Several Charlotte-area charter school leaders are balking at having to report their teacher and staff salaries.

Charlotte-Douglas Airport is looking for another sponsor for upgrades at one of their security checkpoints. The upgrades were sponsored by hotel chain SpringHill Suites. Meanwhile, meet the person who is managing the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways, who’s stationed at Charlotte-Douglass.

In addition, when early voting starts later this week statewide, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are working to have as many sites open as possible.

In Asheville and Western North Carolina

The Asheville Citizen-Times asks if the Asheville Police Department informs the public enough, what you need to know to vote in the Buncombe County election primaries, and the Asheville City Council will consider what needs to be done for graffiti at their Tuesday meeting.

In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

The Fayetteville City Council is considering asking the state for permission to establish a citizens police review board and the Cumberland County Commissioners have set a hearing date for the coliseum district. The Overhills Park area of Cumberland County will receive sewer service. Pitt County Commissioners are considering a county-wide human relations commission. The Daily Reflector provides its endorsements for the Pitt County Commissioners facing primary elections. Pender County officials want a permanent fix to jail overcrowding.The New Hanover County beach towns have historically not been represented on the New Hanover County board and that effects how county money has flowed their way. A historic Wilmington house is for sale for $2.7 million. The state has now intervened after New Hanover County received a number of complaints for a delinquent adult-care center.

Throughout the State

The Forest Service is asking people to be cautious of bear safety, and wildfires.

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