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News across North Carolina for January 22, 2015

It’s Thursday! Nothing special today, but plenty of North Carolina news for you:

News Across North Carolina for January 22, 2015

The Greensboro City Council has selected a site from the Union Square Campus, the next joint university campus to be built in Greensboro.

Southern Living‘s list of 50 People Changing the South is full of North Carolinians, native and resident.

ESPN: The Magazine has also pulled together two famous, but maybe unlikely North Carolinians.

What happened at the latest Leandro court hearing on the state’s constitutional mandate to provide a basic, safe education for all students.

Guilford County may go even further than the President’s community college proposal and pay for students to attend four year institutions as well, thanks to this initiative, which also seeks to make sure students finish their education.

Community colleges across the state are already focusing on helping students graduate.

This bungled police raid in Greensboro caused positive changes to future procedures around raids of residences.

Heroin addiction and how it’s affected the Triad area.

Asheville residents and leaders are  still discussing issues around AirBnB.

The Western North Carolina Farmers Market is seeking out what’s next for the institution.

Asheville’s interim police chief does not possess the proper North Carolina credentials for his job.

Charlotte’s light rail ridership has increased to its highest levels since 2008 and still continues to beat ridership projections.

Property crime is up, but violent crime is down in Mecklenburg County.

Chiquita could owe the City of Charlotte up to $40 million for leaving town.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will have its magnet schools program examined by outside consultants next month, for their potential to attract grant funding.

Rep. Renee Elmers has locked down her position on the abortion bill going through Congress.

Charlotte officials are adding a ramp to Romare Bearden Park to make it more accessible to those in wheelchairs.

The show Sleepy Hollow will stop producing in Wilmington and move to Atlanta, due to the changes in film incentive laws.

Vertex Rail Technologies is almost ready to start making rail tank cars in Wilmington.

Construction to fix two Moore County bridges will start this year.

Hoke County’s newest hospital will open soon.

Carrboro residents and leaders gathered last night to discuss plans to expand the existing Carrboro Arts Center.

Members of the Fayetteville General Assembly delegation want the city and its utility company to work out the terms of a financial transfer to prop up the city’s budget for next year.

Despite the development of other projects, downtown Raleigh still has a shortage of hotels.

A longtime clothing shop owner on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street has passed away.

The Raleigh Housing Authority has re-opened a public housing development as a mixed-income development.

And finally, this Durham public housing development is sitting, waiting to be brought back to life.

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