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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 20, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 20, 2015

Happy Monday! Here’s your news to start the week!

A Virginia-based artist is building a public art sculpture with ladders in Downtown Greensboro. Ladders donated to the project by community members and ladders that will either be returned to the owners or donated to Habitat for Humanity after the few weeks the  sculpture stands.

A long vacant and troubled downtown Greensboro building is getting a complete renovation and will serve as a new corporate headquarters.

Also in Greensboro, one of the area’s longest bridges will bring the expansion of the area’s urban freeway loop over a major wetland site.

A bookmobile, but not an ice cream truck, was banned from a Raleigh apartment complex over a policy dictating that the management company must sponsor all outside vendors, non-profit or for-profit.

With school vouchers still on the drawing board, many parents statewide are approaching another school year with anticipation of the funding coming through.

The City of Charlotte is cracking down on hookah bars and their lack of regulations.

Although the streetcar was the major focus for transportation in Charlotte last week, the Blue Line light rail extension is also attracting a lot of development.

In this Eastern North Carolina county, registered Republicans now outnumber registered Democrats.

Two Eastern North Carolina towns, that at one point had decided to merge, are now at odds with each other over a variety of issues.

And finally, two Raleigh homeless men have started a t-shirt company.

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