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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for August 12, 2014


One of the things we’ve been enjoying lately are the downtown food trucks. After a few hours of grinding away at the day job, we retreat down to Center City Park to see who’s decided to drive up and feed us this particular afternoon. Although like other municipalities, those of us in North Carolina have struggled to get them regulated and in the downtown areas, they are here now and we want them to stay.

Wondering what’s for lunch for us when you see this at the lunch hour? Follow Kristen on Instagram here and you can find out.

And now, something we can all enjoy together, today’s news.

News Across North Carolina for August 12, 2014


Happy 120th birthday to Raleigh’s the News and Observer.

Some disputes are rising over the re-writes of DENR’s stream protection rules.

How a state budget provision won’t fix what is wrong at Oregon Inlet.

The feds have shrunk North Carolina’s offshore wind farm zone.

Now some Raleigh folks are upset over AirBnB and Uber.

Concerns are rising over folks shooting around the Mayo River.

As school starts, these Guilford County Schools are hoping for a fresh start.

Rockingham County residents hear from fracking experts about what to expect when drilling starts next year.

Landowners that are in the way of Winston-Salem’s Northern Beltway go to court to get their fair share of their property value, as the state continues the purchase of properties in the way of the highway.

In order to get speedier results for criminal investigations, the Winston-Salem police department is considering contracting with a private crime lab.

Form-based zoning is set to come to West Asheville’s Haywood Road over the next few years.

People in the Lake Norman area are concerned about school delays and other traffic backups around exit 28 on I-77. The interchange is being upgraded and the construction is what would trigger the delays.

Despite calls for a delay, the Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum will be on the November ballot as scheduled.

Even though the General Assembly hasn’t decided to adjourn, the governor has signed all the bills on his desk for this session.

Mecklenburg County officials also hear from residents for and against a smoking ban on all county-owned properties and in county-owned parks.

Could financial anxiety among older voters swing North Carolina elections?

Cabbarus County will get $380 million dollars worth of road construction.

A GOP committee is almost ready to pick their replacement for resigned Senator Goolsby.

And finally, folks interested in operating breweries met in Wilmington yesterday.

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