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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 11, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 11, 2015

There’s news today, I promise. Here’s some of it:

Aldi, Target and several other companies statewide will put solar panels on their roof, then sell the excess energy back to Duke Energy.

Another campaign season, another spending violation. This time $19,000 on clothes for this State House member.

Publix is coming to Wilmington.

This Winston-Salem city council member thinks the Dixie Classic Fair should change its name.

The sales tax redistribution provision bill, along with the new economic development plan has passed the Senate.

Meet the other challenger in the Greensboro mayoral race.

Who is and isn’t running in the Asheville city council race.

The latest in the case against the Charlotte police officer who shot Jonathan Ferrell. Ferrell had called the police for help, but was shot instead.

If you are in Charlotte and need help picking a K-12 school for your kid, you can pay a consultant $100 per hour for that.

This federal employee and the feds insist he can be on the ballot for the Fayetteville City Council

A coalition wants the federal Department of Justice to examine how solitary confinement is handled in state prisons.

The N.C. Senate has advanced a Medicaid reform bill.

The NC G.O.P director has resigned, of his own will.

And finally, there’s some Census numbers to back up the claim that the Triangle seems to be a transplant area for New Yorkers.

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