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News Across North Carolina for April 2, 2015

Now that we all know who’s not pregnant, getting divorced, running for office, cutting their hair and the like (Or if you think you’re more serious and urbanist, what places aren’t getting saved, what funiculators and bike lanes aren’t getting built and what places haven’t changed their logo or branded themselves as Stroaddale), you can check out the news:

News Across North Carolina for April 2, 2015

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has made its largest gift ever ($1 million) to help with the Say Yes to Education initiative in Guilford County, which will provide gap funding for students who receive Pell Grants for college to pay the remainder of their tuition.

The renovation of Greensboro’s Southeastern Building is almost complete.

At the General Assembly: a new abortion related bill in the House; a bill to stiffen the penalty for passing a school bus and for a device to help catch more drivers doing so makes it through the Senate Education Committee; the Senate has killed the historic preservation tax credit again; along with the childhood vaccination bill; and passed a redistricting law for Wake County;

Four LGBT mayors have petitioned the governor to not support the religious freedom bill if it reaches his desk.

Some state DMV offices have had issues with the internet.

Hispanic students are driving growth with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

A new grocery store has opened in Southeast Raleigh, but not without controversy surrounding the building’s owner. Meanwhile, the Durham Co-op Market has opened after a number of struggles to get it to the market.

Asheville’s issues with being a pedestrian-friendly city.

NC Central students and alumni have mounted a campaign to keep their Institute for Civic Engagement open.

And finally grants to a program to operate mobile farmers markets in Guilford County and one to train manufacturing workers throughout the Triad.

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