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Daily News for May 21, 2014

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

In the Triad

Guilford County may cut funding for nonprofits again.

A fun aside from the public record files of the City of Greensboro.

The Marshall Free House is really opening on Monday.

Greensboro’s proposed budget includes fee hikes, but no property tax increase.

What Greensboro residents think the 12th Congressional District looks like.

Barnhills, a local wine and bookshop will be going primarily online with those items and offering more printing services.

In the Triangle

Raleigh’s budget will include a 2.12 cent property tax increase that will go straight to road repair.

Wake County Schools will have a teacher workday on Yom Kippur after all.

Pittsboro residents offer their final comments before the town planning commission votes on the town-altering Chatham Park development.

Durham Public Schools is meeting in closed session today to narrow down candidates for their next superintendent search.

Orange County has chosen a new county manager.

The Durham County Library is no longer waiving late fees.

Several Morrisville businesses are concerned about zoning ordinance changes.

Cary police are looking for a “snotty” graffiti artist.

In the Charlotte Area

Reflection Sound Studios, a nationally known recording studio in Charlotte, is being sold and will close.

Mecklenburg County Commissioners are setting up new rules for no-wake zones on Mountain Island Lake.

More on the economic development and civic pride effect of the Hornets name returning to Charlotte.

In Asheville and Western North Carolina

The Buncombe County Tourism and Recreation Authority has voted to not fund next year’s Moogfest, but only due to a technicality. They will fund several other arts and culture related organizations and events.

In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

A bill in the NC Senate hopes to buy and take over operations of Oregon Inlet from the federal government.

A woman in Wilson County has filed complaints against their board of elections due to being denied the right to vote in the most recent primary election.

The Wilmington City Council has decided on its next set of transportation projects.

A change in how healthcare is taxed on the federal tax return has closed a major loophole on the state return, adding more expenses to some seniors tax accounts.

Town commissioners in Hope Mills vote to close an old dirt road, along with other things.

Fayetteville’s representatives in the General Assembly have filed legislation to bring back red light cameras to their city.

Cape Hatteras is one of many areas affected by sea-level rise.


Fracking has made it through the NC Senate committees.

State civil rights groups have filed federal injunctions against efforts to require voter ID in the state.

When elderly folks die throughout the state, state medical examiners ask less questions.

Ports Authority commissioner and son of former governor Luther Hodges, Jr. believes our ports should be privatized.

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