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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 10, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 10, 2015

Hey folks! I’m back!

I’m not going to try and detail all the news that happened in the past two weeks, because I know it’s been a lot. Just know that I’ve had a great summer vacation, all my boxes in Kansas City are unpacked and I don’t miss biscuits (as much).  Here we are with the news that’s top of mind with me this morning. Some of you may have heard some of it, but in case you were like me and on vacation, here it all is:

Glad to hear the Greensboro council seats are settled. No, not much of an election season, but sometimes stability is a good thing.

The Washington Post has done an examination on the changes in our public schools over the past few years.

And this bill going through the General Assembly could add to the changes happening in the schools.

It’s official, a former Greensboro leader is now the confirmed leader of the federal General Services Administration.

The Guilford County Animal Shelter is under investigation by both state and federal officials.

Alamance County’s sheriff will not be sued in a federal trial, brought upon him due to accusations of targeting Hispanics in his policing strategies. The court did note that some language used by the department internally about Hispanics was concerning.

A News and Record investigation asks, will North Carolina make progress on air quality?

It’s going to be another long, delayed state budget season.

A tiny home neighborhood in Greensboro has been delayed, amid concerns of property owners nearby.

How Asheville is dealing with issues surrounding public urination.

What the six people in the Charlotte mayoral race are up to.

Other Wilmington-area businesses are feeling the effects of no film industry in town.

Remember this Fayetteville hotel? Well, something is finally going to happen with it this fall.

The NC craft beer industry is now number one in the South.

And finally, some negative consequences of solar farms in the state.

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