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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 27, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for August 27, 2015

I hope your week is rolling along just as well as mine is. Even as we are daily shown many tragedies and sorrows, on the other side of that coin, there’s always good news to share too. Dwell on that as you read the mixture of the two below, from throughout the state of North Carolina:

There’s been progress on the state budget, but not enough to for one to be in affect by Monday, when the latest stopgap measure expires.

Meanwhile, the Senate’s delay on an economic development bill has airlines and data centers anxiously waiting to see if they can get extra money to do business in the state.

The Greensboro City Council’s new committee structure, modeled on the one in effect in Winston-Salem, will start at next week.

Several new leaders in economic development and education in Guilford County presented themselves to the community at yesterday’s State of the Community luncheon, presented by the Greensboro Partnership, the lead economic development organization.

Two western North Carolina counties are tied for the highest rates of DWI convictions in the state.

What’s next for two Charlotte institutions: its police department in the wake of the Kerrick case and a new police chief and Belk, with its sale to from its Charlotte-based family founders to a private equity firm.

Charlotte’s zoning code and process is set for major changes.

Renovations to Charlotte’s Bojangles Coliseum have been full of surprises, good surprises like old photos and ticket booths. The renovations should be complete in time for the Charlotte Checkers, the area’s minor league hockey team, to take the ice.

A lawsuit against Fayetteville’s mayor will be moved to another county.

How the revamped red-light-camera ticket program in Fayetteville is doing.

In Wilson, the city council has approved a solar energy policy and some of its city offices have moved to a historic home.

More controversy around a neighborhood planning process in Raleigh that would displace several residents in the name of bringing in mixed-income housing.

Also upset at a potential rezoning in Raleigh: food truck operators.

Yes! Weekly asks, does Greensboro art?

And finally, when parking meters showed up on North Carolina streets.

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