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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 1, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂 Mainly because I’ve written a book and it’s for sale starting today! Enough self promotion, here’s your North Carolina news for this first of December:

News Across North Carolina for December 1

Our friends in Greensboro who are working on the community grocery co-op are starting a $15,000  IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds, a. Here’s a link to the News and Record article and a direct link to the IndieGoGo campaign.

If you visit Greensboro this time of year, make sure you stop by the Sunset Hills Tree Display.

These new laws take affect today statewide.

The NC Medical Examiner’s office was ordered to do less autopsies in a June 2013 memo.

Meanwhile the method of getting a death certificate in North Carolina may be reformed, for the first time since the 1930s.

North Carolina lawmakers are addressing the controversy over the new AP US History course and test.

Starting today people in need who are over 60 can apply for aid paying their heating bills.

The Forsyth County Library’s North Carolina room has opened in a temporary location while its permanent home the Central Library is renovated.

More on the struggles around racial diversity and inclusion on the Wake Forest University Campus.

Forsyth County’s new commissioners will get sworn-in tonight.

A reflection on Asheville’s increased environmental efforts.

According to this Duke University study, there’s mathematical proof that North Carolina has been gerrymandered.

The Charlotte Chamber building is going under renovation. ( I remember eating at the Amilie’s Bakery there and hope it re-opens uptown).

The Mecklenburg County commissioners have chosen as their chairman someone who didn’t get the most popular votes for the first time.

Mecklenburg’s new sheriff will also be sworn in.

Mecklenburg County residents are being asked for their input on a new hazardous materials management plan.

This Wilmington-area development has won an award for having a low-impact on the natural environment.

Cumberland County has also chosen who will lead their commissioner board.

Selfies could be banned at Wake County Schools.

Raleigh’s Cameron Park neighborhood now has its own history exhibit, and it’s right inside the neighborhood.

Durham officials are still working through issues with several sidewalk petitions that are now potentially illegal and not in line with the master pedestrian plan.

And finally, Chapel Hill has lit their Christmas tree.

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