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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 24, 2014

We’ll be here tomorrow with a special letter of celebration, and off on Friday, but here’s one more set of news for you for this Christmas week:

News Across North Carolina for December 24, 2014


Demolition at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium has hit a snag, due to prolonged exposure of workers to asbestos.

Neighbors are coming together in Raleigh via social media to deal with a rash of break-ins throughout the eastern part of the city.

Winston-Salem’s downtown BB&T Building has sold to investors for $60 million.

Asheville’s District Attorney, is retiring.

Apartments are coming, to an 11 acre site in Wilmington and in two different buildings in Uptown Charlotte.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte has collected 22 million of over 24.7 billion dollars collected through various legal actions nationwide.

We have a new secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a new member of the state board of education.

The Chatham Park battle has heated up again, with advocacy group Pittsboro Matters filing suit against the town to block further construction.

The Triangle United Way will purchase $1 million worth of health insurance, to distribute to those in need of funds to pay health premiums.

Durham’s East End Connector freeway has a builder now.

Durham Public Schools has adopted a budget for its next year.

And finally, North Carolina is the 9th largest state in the country.

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