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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for August 27, 2014

It’s Camel Day. We promise that’s the only reference, but we are excited that we’ve made it to the middle of the week. We want to give a shout out to our friends at the Triad City Beat, the brand new print alt weekly. They are hosting a couple of  6 month anniversary parties and launching a Kickstarter. We link a lot to their articles and you’ll see Kristen at the Greensboro party this evening at Scuppernong Books. Oh and this is one of the event flyers.

We also like Scuppernong Books, but that’s another story for a different day.

And for you early birds, this is why we were running a bit late this morning. Hopefully you weren’t part of this massive Time Warner Cable internet and TV outage.

Back to our regularly scheduled programing, already in progress:

News Across North Carolina for August 27, 2014

Hillsborough Street in Raleigh is gentrifying and this New York City native is concerned that it’s losing its character and soul. Even more interesting are the comments that actually discuss urban design and revitalization.

Police departments in Orange County have issued a statement on recent concerns, solutions and attempts to work better with citizens in the wake of the issues in Ferguson, MO.

This new downtown Greensboro property owner is asking the community what she should do with the building she just purchased with cash, adjacent to the NewBridge Bank Park.

There are plans to expand the Triad Business Park in Kernersville.

The Winston-Salem Innovation Quarter is seeking a state brownfields designation, so it can move faster on developing remaining land.

Travel and Leisure has named Asheville the #1 Quirkiest Town in the Nation. Beafort was the 20th quirkiest town.

Greensboro city leaders hope to purchase and renovate the Heritage House Complex into affordable, safe housing.

Leaders at several connected parks in the Battleground Road area in Greensboro have developed a plan to create a unified Battleground Parks District.

Asheville’s city council has approved incentives for a new condo loft project.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is now working on a way to make sure all students can play sports, not just the ones that can afford the $100 participation fee.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is also still facing a gap in funding teacher assistant salaries.

The first mayor of Kannapolis has died.

The airlines want more tax breaks in NC, even though they already get upwards of $10 million in them.

DENR has moved to fine Duke Energy for the coal ash spills throughout the state.

Brunswick County is continuing its plan to improve its parks.

And finally, Wilmington area leaders want the General Assembly to come back into session to deal with the new film incentive policy.

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