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News Across North Carolina for April 27, 2015

Happy Monday! Welcome to another week of Placebook in transit, as I’m headed to Dallas for CNU 23. I’ll try to get the list out by 8 a.m. eastern this week, but note, the list may be shortened or some emails may be a bit delayed. Also, stay peeled to the page/email for a huge announcement. If you’ve run into me in real life, you probably already know, but we will keep it under wraps online for now. And now, unwrapping your news:

News Across North Carolina for April 27, 2015


Crazed?: The North Carolina craft beer scene, according to the News and Record.

At Congress: How our state’s representatives voted. Also, one NC rep has filed a federal police body cameras bill.

First down the pole: The City of High Point is one of the top 100 fire departments in the country, according to insurance rankings. Greensboro also has the same high distinction and both cities are the only two that do so in the state.

Granted?: Guilford County Commissioners want a grocery co-op to apply for a county grant, instead of directly appropriating the funds being asked of the commissioners to help the co-op, which sits in a food desert, open.

Challenge accepted?: There is one reported challenger and someone working to recruit others, to run against Rep. Trudy Wade, the Greensboro legislator who is spearheading a Greensboro City Council redistricting plan.

Jump!: A hopscotch game is coming to several sidewalks in downtown Greensboro, as part of a push for more public art in the area.

Yes, you should come visit us: The Citizen-Times finds companies benefit when politicians come visit them.

Housing plans: The City of Asheville will address its affordable housing problem. And many hope the Triangle communities will do the same.

Don’t owe: Buncombe County has six million dollars worth of tax-exempt buildings.

Breaking barriers: Many charter schools are working to address the re-segretation issue by providing translators and other ways of parent outreach.

Mental state: How this contracted provider of mental health services in Mecklenburg County is doing after its first year.

Meeting today: The Charlotte City Council at 5 p.m.

Good portage: Container shipping at our ports is breaking records.

And finally, better care: One of the major health organizations in Wake County will build a medical center in underserved Southeast Raleigh.

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