Welcome again to our Thursday feature of the relevant news from our state’s altweekly papers. Often, it’s the alt weeklies where the real stories on local government leaders, new land development deals, citizen activism and new local laws affecting transportation and planning have their place. There’s also more arts and culture coverage too. Check out this post for an explanation of the beat and the tone of each paper listed. Just like our normal daily news, we will go by region, but several have different papers and those papers sound very different. I’ll initial beside each story in this roundup, so you won’t get too confused.
In the Piedmont (Triad, Triangle and Charlotte)
More on the issues surrounding High Point’s City Project and what’s next for the people involved. (Triad City Beat)
A new documentary is out about the soul music scene that existed in Greensboro in the 1960’s and 1970’s. (Triad City Beat)
Duke Energy will clean up the decommissioned power plant in downtown Greensboro. (Triad City Beat)
Local jails are not in compliance with an federal law that works to prevent prison rape. (Triad City Beat)
The state ag commissioner comes to Guilford County to express his public opposition to the Project Haystack project. (Rhino Times)
A leaked email shows that the school system uses the construction manager at risk method to hire more women and minority firms for school construction projects. (Rhino Times)
The Greensboro City Council settled this week with the owners of four hydroelectric plants on the Randleman Dam. (Rhino Times)
The West End Mill, restored thanks to a new historic mill replacement tax credit. (Yes! Weekly)
Yes! Weekly’s Best of the Triad. (Yes! Weekly)
David Cox, Grow Raleigh Great and the battle to fix the Raleigh zoning code so that it syncs better with the new UDO. (Indy Week)
The Listening Point flyers on light posts around Durham encourage people to stop and smell the flowers as it were, then call a number and talk about what you just heard. (Indy Week)
The best North Carolina memes so far. (Creative Loafing)
In Western North Carolina
All of the below from Mountain Xpress)
Highlights from the Crosstown Rumbler, the race between members of the Asheville City Council where each choose a variety of modes of transportation.
How Asheville’s brewery culture is building community.
A brief feature on Groundswell, an organization supporting small farmers here and abroad.
In Eastern North Carolina
All of the below from Encore
New Carolina Made t-shirts from local favorite Port City Java.