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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 13, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 13, 2015

Good morning folks. Want to give another nod to the alt-weekly back home that essentially birthed Triad City Beat in a way, YES! Weekly. Several of the City Beat staff stepped out on their own and created TCB after being at YES! and YES! brought the concept of a great, left-of-center, alt weekly to the Triad area. We’d had them, but they weren’t like this. And after college years of reading the Indy, I was glad to find something similar when I’d get out to various food and service establshments, plus the downtown streets. Anyway, kudos to the writers over there too. Don’t always see eye to eye with all of you, but thanks for making our media landscape richer. And with that, we lead off with a story from them:

The latest on the chemical/environmental problems found underneath several Winston-Salem schools.

My second alma mater, UNC-Greensboro, held it’s annual State of the Campus speech yesterday, with words from our incoming chancellor.

The name of the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem won’t change, mainly because the council member pushing for the change has decided to no longer push the issue.

According to the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, no more moving of coal ash ponds. At least, that’s what Duke Energy has told them, that they themselves can’t move any more of them.

State government retires and new hires have had issues with the state’s computer system for its health plan.

Could Asheville’s airport get more routes?

Despite a reduction in state funds, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will continue, but modify its construction plans.

Despite rallies from the rural officials who will benefit from such a plan, the sales tax distribution may die in the house.

Wilmington could uncover some of its old brick streets.

If you go to the Fayetteville’s big arena complex, you now have a new food option.

Governor McCrory is doing his best to bring back historic tax credits.

And finally, a law to help put shady businesses out of businesses could become state law.

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