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News across North Carolina for January 23, 2015

Second to last Friday of the first month 0f 2015 people! We’ve done it! Are your resolutions still in tact? Well, if you’ve resolved to read more news, we have plenty of the North Carolina variety right here for you today:

News Across North Carolina for January 23, 2015

State Senator Earline Parmon has resigned to work with former colleague US. Representative Alma Adams as her outreach director for the Triad portion of the 12th Congressional District.

Also resigning: the president of Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.

The number of people dying at work throughout the state has doubled over the past year.

The American Tobacco Trail Bridge is positively impacting not only users of the trail, but the areas adjacent to the trail.

The state Court of Appeals has started hearing the case brought against state legislators who voted to strip protections from veteran public school teachers.

More people have announced their intentions to run for Charlotte’s mayor.

Charlotte’s current mayor wants the state to start using the extra south I-485 lane right now.

Duke Energy will build a solar farm at Camp Lejeune, in partnership with the Marines and Navy.

A roundabout is coming to this Durham intersection.

Winston-Salem has been named an elite cycling training site by USA Cycling.

Six people are vying to become the next chair of the state Democratic Party.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will create their own school grades, adding measures of poverty into the ones the state legislators are cooking up for all public schools and will be releasing next month.

Some Buncombe County voter registrations were wiped out, after a challenge from a Tea Party affiliated group.

Buncombe County has already had a large number of building permits, signaling growth in development.

Also seeing “explosive” growth: Uptown Charlotte.

Only three school districts in North Carolina still allow corporal punishment.

Our two U.S. senators voted yes on climate change, but with caveats.

House Republicans think the EPA’s coal-ash pond rules are not friendly enough to businesses.

The Airport Commission for Charlotte-Douglas Airport remains in limbo.

A mixed-use development is coming to a popular fishing pier in Wrightsville Beach.

Raleigh’s economy is one of the 50 fastest growing economies in the entire world and one of only four U.S. cities cited in this particular report.

Wake County School Board talked building schools inside the Raleigh Beltline at their most recent meeting. Durham Public Schools will contribute more money to the Whitted Junior High School building restoration.

RTP’s newest co-working space has opened.

And finally, UNC Chapel Hill may be offering $5 million to campus-based startups, but is also involved in a class-action lawsuit over it’s “paper classes.”

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