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News Across North Carolina for March 4, 2015

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News Across North Carolina for March 4, 2015


This foundation grant will help several community college, HBCU and veteran students finish their degrees.

We still won’t know what is in store for the Friendly-Hobbs corner in Greensboro, as the developer has asked for another delay in their rezoning request.

Site Selection has named the Triad area number 1 of the areas of its size for commercial development.

The state is almost evenly split over the issue of magistrates claiming religious freedom to not perform certain marriages, with 48% not in favor of the provision, according to this poll.

A dim-sum restaurant is coming to Asheville.

Ratepayers in Asheville will contribute 5.5 million to updating this sewer plant, to reduce harmful emissions.

The gas tax could go down, then back up, if this bill makes it through the General Assembly. Airline fuel would be capped under the current draft of the bill.

Buncombe County is moving forward with plans for its indoor pool facility. Fayetteville will break ground on its newest public pool today.

The latest in solar farm development in the state.

A live oak from the 19th century is no more, due to a state-funded road widening project in Wilmington.

Fayetteville’s mayor will seek re-election.

Cumberland County officials will meet with the companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to discuss an alternative route.

This state lawmaker from Gaston County has stared the conversation again in the General Assembly about a license plate honoring veterans.

A Wake County legislator hopes to get lottery winners names out of the public record.

The governor has a 44% approval rating, and would just beat assumed challenger Roy Cooper in a re-election, if it happened right now.

What happened at the recent Raleigh City Council and Greensboro City Council meetings. Burlington’s City Council approved a $5 vehicle tax to bring its first public transit system online.

And finally, less funding for fracking and passing across the solid yellow line are also weaving their way through the General Assembly.

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