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Daily News for May 27, 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

High Point has become a major location for call centers, especially near the airport.

Forsyth County’s budget is out and tonight there will be a public hearing to discuss it.

How High Point University’s ice cream truck is creating community.

In the Triangle

In case you were curious, these are the largest shopping centers in the Triangle.

Downtown Raleigh is getting a new farmer’s market.

The plans to rebuild Durham’s Fayetteville Street, Riddle Road and Buxton Street are on hold due to the need for further review by engineers involved in the process.

Five new hotels and one renovated hotel are slated to open in Durham this year, the most since the economic crisis.

In the Charlotte Area

Groups and individuals came together to transform a room at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse for children who have to participate in court proceedings .

Gaston County Commissioners have reached an agreement with CaroMont Health, who runs the county hospital, to get more money and support from the hospital.

In Asheville and Western North Carolina

How a developer in Hickory is using the filming of the process to restore an old mill to receive both historic preservation and film incentives from the state.

East Asheville’s library may get expanded.

Asheville residents have joined the tree battles faced by other Duke Energy customers statewide.

Beer tourism is growing in Western North Carolina.

The town of Candler is concerned with army surplus operations taking up too much room in the town.

In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

Cape Hatteras has been named the 6th greatest beach in the world, by a professor from Florida International University known as Dr. Beach.

The state will get its first craft beer incubator with the Rocky Mount Brewmill.

Fayetteville City Council will hold its public hearing on this year’s budget tonight.

Wilmington’s airport has a new director.

Local filmmakers have created a film in support of state incentives.

A church will move into Wilmington’s old Carolina Farmin’ space.


Seafood harvests off the coast continue to fall.

Several parents throughout the state plan to prevent their children from taking the state EOGs as a protest to the increase of standardized testing nationwide.

A bill to reduce the usage of tanning beds is still sitting in the N.C. House.


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