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News across North Carolina for February 4, 2015

It’s really already Wednesday folks! And here’s your news for this mid-week:

News Across North Carolina for February 4, 2015


It’s true, Senator Tillis thinks restaurant workers should have the right to not wash their hands.

The world massacre will be on the historical marker, marking the spot of the Greensboro Massacre, per a 7-2 vote by the Greensboro city council.

Greensboro will name a new police chief sometimes this month.

The state auditor believes the state could do a better job tracking IT projects.

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has given county staff more money to dole out for raises.

The state will get $21 million from Standard and Poor’s in a legal settlement over practices that may have caused the financial crisis.

Some Democrats in the N.C. House want the General Assembly to make economic incentives more plentiful in Eastern North Carolina.

A panel held yesterday in Winston-Salem sought to address economic and cultural inequities in the city.

AT&T will install it’s first city-run GigaPower high-speed internet site in Winston-Salem next week.

This and this Winston-Salem shopping center have received funds from the city to start construction work on renovations.

A replacement site for one of the contaminated school sites in Winston-Salem had a potential complication of its own, but was found to be ok after all.

Asheville’s City Council election season has officially started.

Ingles, the 202-store grocery chain, with a large presence in the mountain counties, has grown every year of its 50-year existence.

Charlotte’s streetcar is one of the projects in the transportation portion of the latest federal budget.

Charlotte leaders have launched an initiative to get more third graders reading at their grade level.

Matthews is building a new Family Entertainment District.

The state Wildlife Resources Commission is building a new shooting range in Pender County.

Wilmington’s violent crime rate went up 7% over the past year.

Surf City has made their cell tower rules more strict. And this Durham cell tower has a court order that it must look like a tree.

New Hanover County is getting new recycling equipment.

Wilmington has built a timeline for enacting the projects funded by its transportation bond.

The branch of the N.C. Museum of Natural History in Whiteville will open on February 28th.

Wake County Schools is also raising veteran teacher salaries.

Southern Season will permanently be at Cameron Village in Raleigh.

Carrboro’s fire chief has stepped down.

Durham Public Schools and Duke University have partnered to create a new educational data center for the school district.

And finally, Krispy Kreme has come to Durham.

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