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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 17, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 17, 2015

Woo Friday! Whatever this week has brought, I hope today either adds to its greatness or makes it better. And that the weekend is good. I’m still working on Get Around North Carolina. And relaxing. But before that happens, your news (and a picture of the Greensboro Science Center’s baby gibbon):

Remember Heritage House, the condo complex that had become a slum in Greensboro and the city decided to condemn it and take it over? Well, it may be sitting there empty for a while and it may cost more than planned to re-develop. Also, current plans don’t dictate it becoming a residence again for anyone.

Also on a re-opening delay, the downtown Winston-Salem branch of the Forsyth County library. Right now it MAY reopen in two years.

The member of the State Board of Elections who was found to have multiple conflicts-of-interest on matters before the board, that he didn’t excuse himself from, has resigned.

Several more counties could become exempt from requiring residents to have annual car emissions inspections.

Buncombe County, home of the Asheville metro region, is second in the state in paying companies to do business in the county.

Crowdfunding for major business concerns such as real estate could be coming to North Carolina soon.

And finally, Fayetteville State University has accepted sanctions brought on it due to failure to comply with provisions of the federal Title IX law, a 1972 law that dictates equal treatment of men and women in programs that receive federal funding. In this school’s case, they will be required to provide the same support and amenities to the softball program as they do the baseball program.

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