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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 23, 2014

Almost Christmas folks. Here’s your North Carolina news for Christmas Eve Eve:

News Across North Carolina for December 23, 2014

The News and Observer may sell some of their downtown Raleigh buildings.

Meet the North Carolina public schools Superintendent of the Year.

The provision requiring women to be shown ultrasounds prior to abortions has been struck down by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The state has a new poet laureate and they are better regarded than the previous choice by the governor.

Greensboro’s Dudley High School is searching for a new principal and Guilford County Schools is inviting community members to fill out a survey to express their wishes for their next principal.

Unaffiliated voting has surged compared to four years ago, according to the State Board of Elections.

Essentially, these two state court judges are switching places, due to laws allowing anyone to be appointed to replace a judge elected to a higher seat.

Rutherford and Henderson Counties are considering shipping their trash to a landfill in Greenville, SC.

Charlotte’s Carolina Theater just received $500,000 from the Knight Foundation, putting it one step closer to its renovation.

Excess field paint from Bank of America Stadium has been un-knowingly  dumped into a nearby creek.

An owner of apartments in Charlotte has filed for a rezoning request to turn his property into a $400 million mixed-use facility.

A Charlotte billboard company may have cut down too many trees and violated the city’s tree ordinance, to make one of it’s billboards more prominent.

The State Supreme Court agrees with the state utilities commission that Duke Energy can increase their rates.

Several open houses will be held in the path of the proposed Atlantic Coast Line gas pipeline.

Two new county commissioners have been sworn in in New Hanover County.

At least four tire companies have considered locating in Brunswick County in the past two to three years.

Although the state DOT wants companies, and fellow state agencies, to reduce the need for commuters to use the currently under construction I-440, some state agencies refuse to yield to the request.

And finally, Durham officials have brokered an unusual real estate deal around their police headquarters.

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