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Daily News for May 7, 2014

Welcome to Placebook’s Daily News. We had an election yesterday folks. If you click the big red link, you’ll get the full results from the US Congress and General Assembly races statewide. If you go to this link and click on the left under options, and select a county name, results from other county-specific races can be found. Other things that happened yesterday that were relevant will be found under their region, like normal.



In the Triad

Greensboro City Council meeting tonight. Here’s the full agenda with attachments.

Guilford County Schools will make everyone’s breakfast and lunch free at 58 schools, which have previously been known for having high levels of free and reduced breakfast and  lunch students.

The governor will speak on teacher pay in the Greensboro soon.

What beekeepers are up to in Davidson County.


In the Triangle and Charlotte

The Catholic Diocese of  Raleigh will not build as large of a cathedral.

Wake County Schools may drop a teacher workday scheduled for Yom Kippur.

Wake schools also changed their policy on weather make-up days.

The News and Observer’s editorial page calls for support of the zoo

…and alerts the public to a potential statewide budget crisis.

The Durham Herald-Sun editorial page discusses solutions to real and perceived crime in Durham.

Charlotte education groups are also working on rallies and other forms of citizen activism in the wake of changes with the public school system.


In Asheville and Western North Carolina

Asheville set to hold a public education rally on Thursday.

Asheville leaders comment on the new Supreme Court ruling allowing prayers before government meetings.


In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina

Greenville ponders their next municipal budget.

A letter to the Greenville Daily-Reflector calls for better oversight of rental home units.

Beloved Wilmington eatery Katy’s has gotten a makeover and new menu items.

A former Cumberland County judge died yesterday.

The proposed Civil War History Center could bring in major revenue for Cumberland County.

Robeson County officials approved a new inmate work contract.



The governor is calling on cheaper tuition for veterans.

North Carolina is observing National Bike to School Day.

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