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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 12, 2014

Twas the Friday before the Friday before Christmas and all I really have left is to share the news. Have a great weekend folks and Happy Holidays!

News Across North Carolina for December 12

The state has a $190 million shortfall.

Several people in the Washington Park neighborhood of Winston-Salem are not too fond of a Family Dollar that’s coming.

Several groups have spoken out against cutbacks in tobacco prevention programs funding.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth’s city-county planning board has approved changes in their cell tower regulations.

Popular Winston-Salem museum SciWorks is 50 and is looking at what’s next.

The Asheville Citizen-Times asks if the proposed I-26 connector road will actually be built.

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon has sold his share of the parking company he owned.

The state’s first curling center will open this weekend in Charlotte.

According to a study, hunger is rising, but homelessness is declining in the Charlotte region.

Gas chambers are now banned statewide at animal shelters.

A Wilmington home has been authorized for demolition, but not until a 365-day stay has ended.

Wrightsville Beach town employees will get a bonus this year.

Fort Bragg will get a new on-base movie theater and several restaurants.

And finally, local governments would like to be able to raise sales taxes to deal with budget shortfalls created by new regulations and changes in the state tax code.

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