So this is my ride for today.
I’ll be at the Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting for the next week, geeking out over what’s going on across all modes and methods of transportation. I’ll be posting updates via Storify, Instagram and in longer form on The Black Urbanist. Oh, and North Carolina will still be making news, so I’ll be posting it here as well. And without further ado, here’s today’s news:
Macy’s is closing its second Greensboro store, the only one in the state being closed in a corporate restructuring of their own.
The Greensboro Hobbs Road/Friendly Avenue developer has asked for a 60-day delay on their zoning request, after meeting with community members.
And J.C. Penney is closing 40 stores, including ones in Statesville, Asheboro, Wilson and Elizabeth City.
All state high schools will grade on a ten-point scale next fall. This means that 90’s are now A’s, 70’s are Cs and 60’s are D’s.
The Greensboro City Council will tweak its recent nightclub security ordinance.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will spend $41 million to replace two elementary schools.
The Department of Public Instruction has removed its recommendation from an American History course an institute backed by the Koch family provided.
Make your voice heard about changes in the High Point bus system.
The newest Asheville General Assembly members recently chatted with the Asheville Citizen-Times about their goals.
Limo drivers are having issues servicing the Asheville Regional Airport.
Asheville’s City Hall was closed yesterday due to a burst pipe.
Fayetteville and Cumberland County would like to consolidate their 911 systems.
Changes made at a troubled Fayetteville public housing community have improved conditions there.
The state Board of Education has approved 11 new charter schools.
Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street may get more roundabouts and bike lanes.
This Durham apartment development must be sensitive to an adjacent sculpture foundry.
Some NC leaders want the US Supreme Court to hear their challenge on the decision to nullify Amendment One.
And finally, nine-hundred venus-flytraps were poached, with the poachers being the first to face felony charges for their activities.