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
The long-awaited pair of Marty Kotis helmed restaurants on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro, the Marshall Free House…
…and Pig Pounder are finally opening this month.
A property with quite a bit of both Black and textile history attached to it, is set to become the last developed property in the vicinity of Greensboro’s Lake Jeanette.
A zipline is coming to Greensboro’s Golden Gate shopping center reboot.
The next piece of the Downtown Greenway, the “Meeting Place” tradition cornerstone, is set to open on Saturday.
The Forsyth County Historic Preservation Commission has approved the old RJR tower as a historic landmark and worthy of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Board has approved the two cell phone towers that have been debated for the past few months.
Winston-Salem will host an Energy Day on Saturday.
In the Triangle
One of Raleigh’s neighborhoods was listed in USA Today‘s top-ten up and coming neighborhoods.
The City of Raleigh has offered 51.26 million for the Dix Hill property in its latest bid.
Durham water and sewer costs are set to rise again.
Durham Public Schools employees will get bonuses.
Durham’s mayor has called on the Durham Literacy Council to address low literacy rates in several Durham neighborhoods.
Durham’s UDI received approval from the Durham City Council to build an aquaponics farm in the city.
In the Charlotte Area
The Charlotte City Council will address changes to the airport’s cab policy on Monday.
The brothers at the center of the HGTV show controversy are based in Concord.
The City of Charlotte is making several of its temporary employees full-time.
Davidson College will stop doing their students’ laundry.
In Asheville and Western North Carolina
The I-26 connector construction is still years away from starting.
A reminder of how tourists are also taxpayers.
The Barefoot Professor is coming to Asheville on May 24.
In Fayetteville, Wilmington and Eastern North Carolina
Wilson leaders collaborated with their youth for a youth master plan.
A judge in Wilson ruled against a state house candidate who was allegedly living at his office building without getting approval to use it as both an office and residence.
The Wells Fargo Championship will come to Wilmington in 2017. The Wilmington Star News highlights the opportunities and challenges brought by the tournament.
A New Hanover County-owned building in downtown Wilmington is set to re-open in August of 2015.
Duke Energy donates funds to open a welding lab at the Burgaw campus of Cape Fear Community College.
Work to fix the crumbling Cumberland County Courthouse steps starts this weekend.
Cumberland commissioners are waiting for Fayetteville City Council action on the plan to remedy the arsenic tainted water.
Cumberland County law enforcement officers remember their slain colleagues.
NCSU’s cooperative extension is hosing their first local food council meeting in Lumberton.
A new filing has been made in the Leandro school quality lawsuit, highlighting problems with North Carolina students learning to read.
The governor revised his teacher pay plan, but still kept merit pay in.
A Virginia court decision on same-sex marriage could also apply to North Carolina.
An official effort against partisan redistricting has started.
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.