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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for January 2, 2015

Here we are at the first North Carolina Placebook of the year! I hope your resolutions haven’t died already. If any of your friends have a resolution to stay involved and stay informed, please forward them this page or get them subscribed to the email. Anyway here’s your first dose of North Carolina news for 2015:

News Across North Carolina for January 2, 2015

A nice article about my workspace for this past month, Co//ab in Greensboro. It’s been awesome having a true, open, co-working space in Greensboro.

Quite a bit has gone on around Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Museum and Center this week, here’s the latest.

This is who has died in North Carolina jails, for the past five years.

How two guys are bringing the legacy of Governor John Motley Morehead and his home, Blandwood, into the present day.

These are some of the people who have lost jobs over the UNC-Chapel Hill academic scandal.

The state is one of 11 states who received a settlement from a company charged with selling cigarettes illegally in the state.

The state has ordered a bankrupt Moore County golf club to lower the level of its lake, due to its dam, which is unsafe in its current state.

Thoughts from Rep. Tim Moore, the likely new Speaker of the North Carolina House.

Forsyth County has received $88,000 for police body cameras.

The fallen retaining wall at the Asheville airport will take two months to fix.

Buncombe County’s new district attorney was sworn in yesterday.

Western North Carolina organizations are taking steps to combat the loss of native ginseng plants.

Mecklenburg County’s task force for poverty will meet to start their work in February.

Several federal lawsuits are in progress against hog farms over their stenches.

Several other notable political races, along with the Charlotte mayoral race, are set to happen this year.

Sea-level rise is varied along our coast, according to this new report.

What’s next for the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington is selling naming rights for its new arts center.

This Wilmington doctor is battling the state Medicare and Medicaid system for lack of payment of his bills.

And finally, the owners of the controversial Raleigh modernist house are now living in it.

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