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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 21, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 21, 2015

Good morning fine people! I’m back on The Black Urbanist and  it’s serious. But there’s hope and people doing new, positive things. Some of that is below in the news. Some of what’s below is just news:

The DMV’s machine that sends new license tag stickers is broken. They know why some of you are driving around with expired stickers and they say they are sorry.

How Guilford County’s Family Justice Center, a multi-agency collaboration that seeks to make the process of dealing with domestic violence situations easier, is already making a huge community impact.

The Bookmobile is back at that Raleigh apartment complex I mentioned yesterday.

The Senate Finance committee is examining the terms of a bill that will allow disabled folks and their families entry into a federal savings program that will allow them to offset living costs, but not lose federal benefits.

Today’s update on the federal voting rights trial happening in Winston-Salem.

Asheville’s new police chief is on the job.

The Yadkin County Community Hospital is working to open again and is still in working shape.

The chair of the Senate Rules committee has flat out stripped blame from Governor McCrory on issues related to the state budget.

The Charlotte streetcar has already had an accident, but thankfully with no fatalities.

Brunswick County has merged their separate economic development groups into one entity.

And finally, we will still be one of the major states in play when it comes time to vote for the US president, but our regular primary date will stay the same.

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