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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 19, 2014

Happy Friday folks! As the holiday season chugs along, here’s more news to share:

News Across North Carolina for December 19


Guilford County School Board approved a resolution calling for the state to allow for some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition.

A study released yesterday gives numbers to the advantages of expanding Medicaid in the state.

The Governor has asked the General Assembly to create a Cabinet-level department for information technology.

Steps have been made on a General Assembly demand to streamline procurement, personnel and financial management systems throughout the state government.

N.C. DOT has suspended work on the Yadkin River Bridge over I-40.

Mercedes Benz USA could come to North Carolina or Georgia.

Federal block grants, through the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority are going to redevelopment projects in Lexington and Seagrove.

The North Carolina attorney general, along with the Virginia attorney general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a complaint against a lender tied to a furniture store that primarily services military families.

Yet the N.C. House could ease restrictions for mortgage lenders operating in the state.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools could be changing their homework policy.

Durham Public Schools has also joined the movement to eliminate A-F grades.

Durham’s mayor has called for both police and protesters to be less aggressive.

The firing of a Charlotte fire investigator over a Facebook post has launched a free speech debate.

The Town of Leland has voted to finish it’s town hall.

Even though a state investigation continues of the Asheville Police Department, the interim chief asserts there is no crisis.

Fayetteville hopes to have body cameras on 250 police officers by the end of next year.

Wake County hopes to identify more gifted and talented students.

North Raleigh residents want to see a grocery store proposal cancelled, in an area that’s already seen one supermarket closing and is serviced by five other groceries.

And finally, Duke Energy could push off responsibility for its coal ash dumps to the counties where the dumps are located.

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