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News Across North Carolina for March 26, 2015

As we come to the end of the last full week of March, I only have two things for you, my reader’s survey and North Carolina news. Let’s get on with the news:

News Across North Carolina for March 26, 2015

A profile of Southern documentarian of folklore Bill Ferris.

It’s official, High Point’s Kivett Drive will be named after Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the General Assembly: The medical marijuana bill has been killed in the House; the bill to bring back the state’s medical expense deduction is progressing through the House Aging committee,; historic tax credits have made it out of the House; a Senate bill in the transportation committee on privatizing ferries and bills in both chambers asking the state’s to reconsider its new public school grading scale.

Wake County’s Blue Jay Point County Park will be getting a treetop adventure course, which is being billed as the first of its kind in the Triangle region and will share revenues with other Wake County parks. Construction on this Winston-Salem park is on budget and on schedule. This whitewater rafting park in Asheville is also moving forward.

The latest on Asheville’s AirBnB debate.

This Western North Carolina town joins others who wish to preserve their historic train station.

Buncombe County’s pop-up food banks have been very successful.

Charlotte’s next uptown apartment tower.

New Hanover County’s sitting on $4 million of unpaid tax bills.

Orange County is North Carolina’s healthiest county according to this study.

The two Winston-Salem schools suspected of having toxic vapors inside of them, have low levels of those vapors, according to this report.

And finally, in the spirit of March Madness, this Duke study found that most college basketball team fans, never actually went to the school they pull for.

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