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News across North Carolina for February 25, 2015

This winter has been a special winter. It’s not over yet. I’m not going to predict anything here, but just like I said yesterday, be safe. And if we get enough tonight to get a snowman or snow angel or traction for sledding, have fun. And check out today’s news:

News Across North Carolina for February 25, 2015

Greensboro has released it’s 2040 comprehensive plan for review. If you want to dig deeper, here’s the plan on the city website, along with more information about the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the group charged with developing the plan.

If you wondered why so many solar panels were showing up in fields across the state, this is why.

Also coming to the Greensboro Science Center, a new zipline attraction aimed at young adults.

The Greensboro City Council is expected to vote at their March 3rd meeting on funding more improvements at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

The marriage opt-out bill in the state house has passed through its first committee.

Downtown Winston-Salem will be the next location for the Mast General Store.

Allegiant Airlines is adding more flights at RDU.

This is what the Asheville school board election slate is looking like so far.

This company will bring 138 jobs and 23.5 million to Henderson County in Western North Carolina.

This community in southeastern North Carolina has banned exotic animals.

Job incentives, but no film incentives are included in the first draft of the economic development bill filed in the state house yesterday.

For now, school vouchers remain in effect, as the state Supreme Court is not expected to make a decision about them for several more months.

Raleigh will also get a beer garden soon.

How Asheville’s main arena pays its bills.

National groups get involved with an UNC Chapel Hill animal lab issue and the closing of the UNC-Chapel Hill Poverty Center.

The New Hanover County election director saga continues.

And finally, this is my mayor, giving a shout-out to one of my favorite shows.


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