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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 18, 2014

One week until Christmas. And another day’s worth of North Carolina news:

News Across North Carolina for December 18

Greensboro has announced six finalists in the federal Strong Cities Strong Communities Initiative. These finalists will have a few months to refine their pitches before they go before another round of judging.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, these are the still active KKK chapters in the United States.

A new low-power radio station is coming to Northeast Greensboro.

This lawsuit to gain access to private court emails was lost on a technicality.

Neighbors in Greensboro’s Irving Park are battling over a proposed teardown and replacement home, due to the size of the new home.

The City of Greensboro is still not getting what it wants in terms of the finances of the civil rights museum.

A new job recruitment agency has been proposed for the main three cities of the Piedmont Triad.

The plans for one of Asheville’s new downtown hotels.

Meet your new State Senate minority whip.

The Asheville Citizen-Times addresses the possibility that people on the Cherokee reservation could grow marijuana.

Asheville’s community foundation celebrates its 39th anniversary.

The US Post Office will be open for the first time in history on this Sunday. Here are the ones that will be open in the Charlotte area.

The governor is coming after the Associated Press, due to the news they published on his stock payout from Tree.com.

New lanes on I-485 in Charlotte are set to open.

Parts of the Charlotte streetcar track will be re-installed.

We now have a list of fracking standards.

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center is reporting a surplus. Hoke Healthcare’s leader has resigned, as they prepare for a new facility opening.

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. will study a downtown tax district for properties there.

Cape Fear Community College’s new facility is almost ready.

North Carolina is still set to allow and open two virtual charter schools.

The sale of a North Hills apartment complex has broken records for Triangle real estate.

And finally, thoughts on how the film industry has made North Carolina “Anytown, U.S.A.” and how the changes in film incentives could change that.

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