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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for August 29, 2014

Wishing everyone safe travels and happy staycations, whatever they so chose. But not with giving you a bit of news to tide you over until we are back on Tuesday. Oh and gas is cheaper this weekend:

News Across North Carolina for August 29, 2014

The governor thinks that we are doing enough to deal with the coal-ash spills.

So it was UNCG students who helped the UNC W Seahawk statue fly.

Guilford County Schools has released a three-year plan to help its special-needs students.

Asheville’s River Arts District will also get a small-scale market.

The state was ready to give $107 million to Toyota to get them to move their headquarters to Charlotte.

A troublesome underpass of I-277 will be getting an upgrade.

Union County’s school board and county commissioners continue to battle in court over the exact amount of the school board’s funding request and a tax hike put into place to fund it.

The Charlotte area Duke Mansion is celebrating its 100th birthday with a makeover.

Wilmington community leaders and residents held their own “stop-the-violence” march last night.

Brunswick County teachers and staff are getting additional raises.

Brunswick County leaders also want the public to help them stop accidents at and around the US 17-74-76 causeway project.

There may be a deal with the state and the City of Raleigh on the Dorothea Dix property soon.The city hopes to turn the property into a major city park. The state wants to keep 60 acres for state offices and both sides are wanting the other to pay for environmental cleanup.

And finally, usually parents balk at having a year-round calendar, but these parents in Fuquay-Varina are sad that they may lose theirs.

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