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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 11, 2014

Here we are, exactly two weeks before Christmas! Hope your shopping and your holiday festivities are going well. Here’s your news for today:

News Across North Carolina for December 11

You can see what military equipment your local police department has received here.

Not only is this Greensboro street getting a name change, it’s getting a streetscape makeover too.

High Point University will get a new zip code.

According to this study, Forsyth County’s quality of life is lower than it should be. But this one ranked Winston-Salem high for people under 35.

Could the Greensboro City Council shrink from 9 members to 7?

We are now on the third developer that’s offered to rezone the controversial site at the corner of Hobbs Road and Friendly Avenue in Greensboro.

According to a report, the state spends $160,000 a year to lock up juvenile offenders.

The police support rally in Asheville has been cancelled, but an LGBTQ rally there is still happening.

The Asheville Tea Party will challenge several voter registrations.

Several UNC system schools are defending their centers and institutes, which are currently under scrutiny by state leaders.

Once in session, the General Assembly will look to redistribute sales tax revenues.

People who were injured when the Vortex ride at the 2013 NC State Fair malfunctioned will be getting settlements.

A former mayor of Hillsborough has called for them to save the Colonial Inn.

The controversial Raleigh Publix plan may get townhouses and a parking deck added.

There will not be a new election in the Scotland County Sheriff’s race. Scotland County is also dealing with a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment in its public housing agency.

Several people also pushed the General Assembly and the governor to adopt the Medicaid expansion.

A Days Inn hotel in uptown Charlotte that had been the cause of ire for officials has been demolished.

Carowinds is adding another ride this year, called the Slingshot.

Greensboro-based The Fresh Market opened its first Durham location by breaking a block of cheese.

Protestors shut down Fayetteville Road on Wednesday evening, adjacent to Southpoint Mall.

Companies at the American Underground have raised $28 million this year.

There will be a second non-stop flight to New York from Wilmington.

Cumberland County Commissioners will revisit the proposal for the Sanderson Farms chicken plant next month.

The new Wake County Commissioners have established their agenda and plans.

The NC Museum of Art has received $13 million for a new art park.

And finally, researchers at NC State have invented a way for you to communicate with your dog.

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