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Daily News for April 29, 2014

Welcome to Placebook’s Daily News. What’s going on in local and state government, the economy, transportation, and development and construction today? Here goes:

In the Triad

NC School of the Arts launches its 50th anniversary celebration.

Forsyth County Commissioners approved incentives for Polyvlies, a non-woven textile company based in Germany.

Ralph Lauren is expanding their High Point operations.

An East Greensboro apartment complex will expand.

In the Triangle

Wake County Schools may resume reassignments soon.

A federal grant will help Wake County dry up the bike trails at Harris Lake, but also make them more daring in other ways.

A Cary subdivision may not get built, because it may tax both the school system and the road grid.

An op-ed in The Cary News rails against having events in downtown Apex because its too crowded.

NC State University will build a dairy museum off off Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.

How business has revitalized the old tobacco buildings in Durham over the past few years.

Durham’s streets are in the best shape they’ve ever been in, but that could change if there’s not a dedicated source of funding for re-paving work.

In the Charlotte Area

Cab owners are asking the Charlotte City Council to readdress the 2o11 measure to limit cab access to Charlotte-Douglas Airport.

Several candidates to replace current Charlotte mayor and former state senator Dan Clodfether in the state senate have emerged.

Red Ventures will expand in Charlotte and spin off a couple of startups.

Tactical urbanism in poetry in uptown Charlotte.

In Asheville and Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina clergy file a federal injunction against NC’s Amendment One.

An incumbent Buncome County Commissioner running for re-election forgot to tell everyone who paid for his campaign mailer, and says he’s sorry for the omission.

Why some Asheville parking garages claim they are full when they aren’t.

In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

The NC DOT will hold a hearing about a bridge in need of replacement in Hope Mills.

Wilmington’s city council has come to an agreement on the plans for the Water Street Parking Deck.

In addition to that agreement, the city budget for Wilmington may include parking increases in all city decks and lots.

Wilmingtion’s Muni golf course will be dramatically changed after its renovation.

How early voting is going so far in Wilson.


More on the General Assembly’s drone bill.

This Durham Herald-Sun editorial deals with the out-of-state media coverage of our economy that says it’s in completely bad shape.

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