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News Across North Carolina for April 14, 2015

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News Across North Carolina for April 14, 2015

The firm that created a recent poll on SB 36, the Greensboro City Council redistricting bill, stands by its results.

Nearly a quarter of students of Guilford County Schools didn’t show up for school on Friday, which was scheduled as a snow make-up day. Funding for two new Winston-Salem Forsyth County school buildings was approved by the Forsyth County Commissioners. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent will present the system’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year today.

Also happening again at the Forsyth County Commissioners meetings, prayers.

Eight road projects are set to start or finish in the Greensboro area over the next year.

The controversial retail development near Greensboro’s Friendly Center has made it through the zoning committee, but residents nearby hope to use a protest petition to fight it.

This downtown Greensboro building has new owners and possibly more new tenants.

At the General Assembly: A House bill to take the teeth out of the fracking regulations, requiring the permission of landowners before land is drilled on; a House bill to allow more sales at breweries; a Senate bill to allow unrestricted concealed carrying of guns;

Water bills and other city service bills could be on the rise in Asheville.

The Charlotte City Council approved funding for new seats at the Bojangles Coliseum on Monday.

The State Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, a citizens council that advises the Secretary of Labor, has not met in five years. Before the recent audit of the Department of Health and Human Services, an audit of the department had not been done in 20 years.

This hurricane season is projected to be calmer.

This drive-through zoo in Rowan County has been cited for several injured animals and expired treatment  drugs for said animals.

A recent photo project in the Northern Cape Fear River region placed cameras in the wild, with timers, to capture wildlife as it goes about it’s daily routine.

This state-funded sidewalk project will begin in Durham soon. And returning for consideration, this type of rail engine, for intracity rail in Wake County and Raleigh.

And finally, what these changes in the UNC System could do to classroom instruction and other factors of the university as a whole.

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