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News Across North Carolina for March 5, 2015

Thursday! A day in which winter is back, after we had a brief dose of spring yesterday. Oh and I’ll go ahead and remind you that the clocks spring forward Sunday morning at 2 a.m. So maybe it’s spring after all. Anyway, your news is below, continue to let me know what you think of the site through the reader’s survey and carry on!:

News Across North Carolina for March 5, 2015

Even though it’s been on the books to be built for a decade and the funding has just now come though, Greensboro staff, citizens and others are working on getting a skatepark built.

A High Point University poll has found that North Carolinians are more confident in the economy.

The governor thinks the state should stay out of local matters.

This report from the ACLU shows how much police surveillance is going on throughout the state.

Now there’s a redistricting bill in the General Assembly for the currently all Democratic Wake County Commission. The hearing for SB 36, the Greensboro City Council redistricting bill is today.

Get lost today looking at all the North Carolina lists on Scoutology.

The Chief Justice of the state supreme court gave the first State of the Judiciary Address in over a decade yesterday.

Duke Energy, through the Rockingham County Community Foundation, dispersed the first batch of grants through it’s Dan River Basin grant program, established in the wake of the Dan River coal ash spill.

This Triad university will merge with one in Tennessee.

Asheville citizens are questioning their police department’s community policing standards.

Two Triad legislators want legislators to be mandated to make public school visits each year.

Crime and suspensions have fallen in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Employees of the City of Charlotte can use the bathroom of their choice, due to the the city’s non-discrimination clause for their employees.

How the new budget director is doing, as he plans to release his first budget proposal today. Here’s a Q&A on how to interpret the budget.

The state’s Environmental Management Commission has a new chair.

The recently resigned head of Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington wants his job back.

The last section of Wilmington’s Riverwalk is set to open in April.

This Moore County organization hopes to help soldiers keep their pets while they are deployed overseas.

North Carolina Central University is studying the feasibility of its athletic programs, and expressing concern at the actions of the UNC Board of Governors.

The Durham Cultural Advisory Council wants to know what kind of spaces the arts community in the area needs.

And finally, why the birthplace of NASCAR doesn’t see any races today.

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