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:
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.
Charlotte’s current mayor wants the state to start using the extra south I-485 lane right now.
A roundabout is coming to this Durham intersection.
Winston-Salem has been named an elite cycling training site by USA Cycling.
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.
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.”