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News across North Carolina for January 8, 2014

It’s still cold. But there’s always news to tell:

News Across North Carolina for January 8, 2015

This legislator, elected as Democrat, will be independent instead and caucus with the Republican delegation.

Several North Carolina colleges have rated well on this survey of online courses.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has donated it’s Whitaker Park plant in Winston-Salem to a redevelopment group that includes Wake Forest University.

Randolph County may purchase several acres of land to develop an industrial megasite of their own.

Amtrak and the state DOT are looking to add a connecting bus service from Salisbury to Asheville, starting in 2016. The goal is to eventually add rail service.

The state DOT has also awarded the contract to the firm who will build Durham’s East End Connector.

This is the latest plan for the Hobbs Road and Friendly Avenue corner in Greensboro.

Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has received a cash infusion from the Duke Energy Foundation.

Pender County will re-assess their noise ordinance.

A man hopes to get approval from the town of Wrightsville Beach to build a new boat club.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections seeks to remove its director.

The town of Sanford expresses their concerns about how coal ash dumping could change their town’s character.

The City of Raleigh has hung stuffed vultures on its water towers, to keep them from appealing to real ones.

This former Court of Appeals judge has died.

The governor and the General Assembly are already engaged in a small scuffle, over the board that hears unemployment claim appeals.

And finally, the newly sworn-in High Point City Council has voted to rename a street after Martin Luther King, Jr. and it’s a fairly prominent thoroughfare.

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