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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 26, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 26, 2015

I’ve included links to back-to-school articles over the past week, but I’m going to pause today and wish everyone a happy return, if you are returning. Also, to the parents sending kids back, a word of comfort. To the teachers, a word of encouragement. And to the greater community, let’s do all we can to support the vital notion of education, no matter what form it comes in. You can start by checking out today’s set of news.

The Governor is expected to make a job announcement and everything else that’s going on at the General Assembly today. And a video of what they did yesterday. Also, in the past few weeks, the General Assembly has added more requirements to the unemployment process.

The state’s first virtual charter schools have opened.

The Greensboro City Council redistricting lawsuit is back.

Again, fewer people want to teach public school in North Carolina. That article also highlights that we are 42nd in teacher pay in the nation. However, new teachers are getting raises.

The fine for having an AirBnB listing or any other short-term rental under 30 days, outside of downtown Asheville or any other commercial district in the city, is now $500.

The state Utilities Commission will hold a public forum with Duke Energy on September 3rd in Henderson County over utility line placement.

More people than expected are riding the Charlotte streetcar.

You can now major in beer at many colleges throughout the state.

Charlotteans react to the sale of Belk.

The state auditors office could begin investigating the financial aid office at UNC-Wilmington.

The town of Belville down east is closer to getting a new town hall.

And finally, the City of Raleigh has released a report on biking in the city.

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