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Daily News for April 30, 2014

Welcome to Placebook’s Daily News. I hope everyone is safe despite all the storms. What’s going on in local and state government, the economy, transportation, and development and construction today? Here goes:

In the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte areas

School lunch has gone up in Guilford County Schools.

The dead bear on NC State’s campus.

The largest building outside of the 277 beltline could be a new hotel near Midtown Park.

An additional hotel is replacing apartments in the rapidly urbanizing South Park area.

Duke Chapel will be closed for a year.

Durham council has delayed a decision on approving a few new downtown buildings.

In Asheville and Western North Carolina

An organization is undertaking a study of the urban bears in Asheville.

The Asheville Citizen-Times guide to the local primary races.

In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

Belville is looking at locations for a new town hall.

New Hanover Regional Hospital has broken ground on their new facility.

The Wilmington Star News answers questions on the Brunswick County Schools budget and why the NC DOT cut a wide swath across 74/76 in Brunswick County.

The large dog section of the dog park at Wilmington’s Empie Park will close for three weeks.

The state commerce secretary promised a rural focus for her department at an event in Wilson.


How early voting is going statewide.

The News and Observer lends their editorial support for the state’s film incentives.

News outlets also had extensive coverage of storm damage, the March unemployment report (up and down depending on the area) and home prices (up and down depending on the area).


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