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Daily News for 4-8-2014: Charlotte Has a New Mayor

So Charlotte has a new mayor, the fourth in the past 18 months. What else is going on in North Carolina, here’s your dose of daily news:

The City of Greensboro has used eminent domain to capture ownership of the Cascade Saloon, the abandoned building on the downtown train tracks that has been home to several businesses.

Two popular downtown Greensboro operations, Liberty Oak Restaurant and Triad Stage are struggling with a water leak and damage.

Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Museum and Center has a new executive director.

Charlotte’s Harris Y, one of the largest Y’s in North America, is set to spend 3 million dollars on a new child care center.

The fees at the national forests in North Carolina are going up.

Buncombe County Health and Human Service officials are teaming up with the local sheriffs department to combat public assistance fraud.

Publix will open in Mathews on April 23rd.

Two subdivisions in Iredell County are under a boil-water advisory after service was disrupted over the weekend, when computers that control the water system were stolen.

Transgender students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system will petition the school board for more rights, including choice of restroom.

Raleigh is celebrating the completion of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail.

Groups are appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Wake County School board over redistricting.

A new report shows that film incentives cost the state more than it gains.

Raleigh’s new city budget asks for more money, which it has through tax revenues, but the passage of all the measures is still uncertain.

New Hanover County has taken on $20 million dollars of debt service to pay for its infrastructure needs, including improvements  at the Wilmington Airport.

The state DOT and citizens groups continues to debate the route and terms of the Hampstead bypass in Pender County.

And finally, Greensboro City Council is moving forward with the saggy pants on bus ban.


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