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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for August 18, 2014

Another Monday, another conclusion of a great North Carolina weekend. We stayed mostly around HQ this weekend, because the heat and because we were too busy living a bit vicariously from some of your awesome photos of Carolina summer weddings, cross-country train trips and recording a few of our own dreams. Plus, as we speed towards the official end of summer, we want to relax some too and enjoy that last bit of slightly-slow paced, Carolina summer. But again it’s Monday and it’s news time:

News Across North Carolina for August 18, 2014

How the legacy of the Wyndham Championship Tournament, and business life in Greensboro, was shaped by the Greensboro Jaycees.

Do voting records at the General Assembly really matter?

Rockingham County will debut a town-to-town transit service on Wednesday. The service already provides intra-town service in a couple of Rockingham County towns.

How refugee resettlement, namely from the Middle East, has shaped the Triad area in the past few years.

How DACA, the deferred action for millennial undocumented immigrants, is in jeopardy. How it’s affected two local immigration activists.

How North Carolina based and operated grocery store Lowes Foods is adding interactive and local elements to its product lines and store experience.

Virtual charter schools are on the way to the state.

What students, teachers, parents and community members should expect around Buncombe County schools this year.

The Interior Department has designated about 307,000 acres off the Outer Banks as suitable for wind energy operations.

The state has cited an Asheville farm for having cows who are a little too regulated, in a certain manner.

The Stateville City Council is holding back on purchasing some directional signs.

Fracking tests are soon to come in Western North Carolina.

In addition, hearings on tracking statewide will start in Raleigh on Wednesday.

Budget cuts in Cabarrus County have put a park on hold in the Midland area.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is working on how to allow undocumented parents to volunteer in their children’s schools, despite their inability to pass background checks.

Willmington is working to allow more plots of land to be zoned mixed-use.

Meet Wilmington’s police chief.

And finally, fewer North Carolinians are seeking teaching degrees.

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