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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for December 4, 2014

We are rapidly approaching the end of the first week of December! I’m starting to see Christmas lights pop up and the classic song Christmas is Coming is playing in my head. And yes, probably yours all day if play it as you view the news:

News Across North Carolina for December 4

Greensboro protestors of the Eric Garner decision took to downtown streets to express their displeasure.

Our governor is joining a 17-state group to sue the president for his recent actions on immigration.

As she moves on to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, former Guilford School Board member Carlvena Foster passes on some advice to new board members.

Details on the new Guilford County Schools SMOD proposal, which will be under review for the next 30 days.

The North Carolina Humanities Council will be moving to Charlotte.

The town of King near Winston-Salem will be getting its own Walmart superstore.

In the state’s cities, more people are less likely to have been born there or lived there prior to the 2000 census.

The state fair has lost almost a million dollars over the past four years on its major concerts in Dorton Arena.

Asheville has released a new Sunday public bus schedule. Also, how Asheville area schools determine school cancelations.

A major renovation project in downtown Durham has hit a snag. Blue Coffee, a popular downtown Durham coffee shop, is staying there thanks to donors.

This Charlotte uptown building is for sale and its renovation could change the character of the intersection it sits on.

Some of the new state history lessons came from material funded by the Koch brothers.

Outgoing Sen. Kay Hagan is criticizing the president for not talking about the economy enough in the last election cycle.

Brunswick’s school board has sworn in its interim superintendent.

Two people have been arrested in Wilmington for catching too many of the red drum fish, which has limits on how much of it can be fished at a time.

The Wilmington office space market is heating up.

The City of Wilmington has sold land next to its convention center for a new hotel.

Fayetteville’s name is back on a local tourism bureau.

UNC-Chapel Hill has received its largest individual gift ever, with the donation of $100 million to the pharmacy school. Duke Law also received $1.25 million to endow a faculty chair.

And finally, GSK, the major multinational pharmaceutical company with a major RTP presence, will lay off 900 people.


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