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News Across North Carolina for April 3, 2015

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News Across North Carolina for April 3, 2015

At the General Assembly: One of the Triad’s more conservative legislators calls for SB 36 (the one on Greensboro City Council redistricting) to include a voter referendum to approve or disprove the changes; the bus cameras bill has made it though the Senate; the Smith-Reynolds Airport de-annexation bill is dead; two competing bills filled to counter the existing sales tax redistribution bill. A bill to reduce the utility expense burden of several towns in Eastern North Carolina has been signed into law by the governor; this House bill will allow a Raleigh charter school to be a pilot site for a new special education schooling model.

U.S. Representative Alma Adams has introduced a bill to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.

Greensboro’s city manager admits more problems with the Greensboro civil rights museum.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR)  announced that coal ash cleanup soon at two spill sites. DENR has also recommended that 27 counties stop requiring emissions tests.

Greensboro’s Union Square Campus will break ground on Tuesday.

Belk, the entire chain, could be putting itself up for sale. Cabella’s will open its first North Carolina location this week.

North Carolina is leading in creating a craft beer industry, but Western states are still leaders in the industry.

Downtown Asheville will get a new concert series.

And finally, state’s next solar farm will start construction soon in the Triad.

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