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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for August 8, 2014

Friday! Hey, Hey Hey. You all remember that song. And if you don’t that’s probably a good thing. Anyway, we will be at another very special friend of Placebook’s wedding this evening, but before that, we’ve got the day job and some writing. But there’s always time for news and here it is. Have a great weekend everyone and see you on Monday.

News Across North Carolina for August 8, 2014

More details on the planned preservation of Greensboro’s old Cascade Saloon building.

A new lawsuit seeks to halt the Chatham Park development in Pittsboro, which if built would double the size of the town.

Raleigh’s PNC Arena may get expanded.

We have a new SBI director.

In addition to finally signing the budget, the governor has also signed a controversial charter school bill into law.

Even though microbreweries in Wilmington aren’t legal yet, Willmington is getting a new regional brewery.

The Fayetteville-Cumberland County Appearance Commission has honored 17 people/groups for beautification efforts.

A history of the Asheville burger.

Greensboro’s Women’s Hospital may be closed in a few years.

Greensboro’s last remaining Kmart is closing.

What poet laureates (at least in North Carolina) actually do.

Chapel Hill High School has a 20% vacancy rate and school is about to start again.

Hillsborough’s Colonial Inn was saved after all.

A Raleigh family’s fight against being evicted from low-income housing.

And finally, a reflection on the new co-working space in Winston-Salem.

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