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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 23, 2014

Live from Charlottesville.

So if you’ve been paying attention, you know we’ve actually been in Virginia the last few days. Here’s a podium shot.

On the Podium

Thanks to the APA Virginia folks for being gracious and fun hosts (and picture takers and hashtag prankers…). Yes there’s audio and video, which will drop soon.  Also thankful to have found the Open Space co-working space here in Charlottesville. They might be getting kicked out though on August 29 :(. If you are local, please support this space. And now, North Carolina’s news.

News Across North Carolina for July 23 2014


Papa Mojos, one of the Triangle’s most popular blues clubs, has closed.

The governor’s latest choice for the District Court has had some ethics issues already.

VA Center leases in Fayetteville and Jacksonville are being held up by red tape.

More on the new restrictions on public markets and gatherings around downtown High Point.

A new documentary on racial profiling in Durham.

Forsyth County has passed a one stop early voting plan.

ICYMI, the Washington Post article on Art Pope, our state budget director, among other things.

We now know what is moving into the old The Book Trader space in downtown Greensboro.

The latest on the coal ash saga.

Train riders in NC, several trains will be canceled tomorrow (Thursday) for track work.

Winston-Salem residents are debating which ramps will reopen after Business I-40 has been fixed.

Also in Winston-Salem, the Nash-Bolich building has been sold.

Asheville’s City Council has approved changes to the Pack Place cultural center.

The new director of Mountain Biz Works, an economic development organization in Western NC.

Sealed Air, Corp will bring approximately 1200 jobs to Charlotte.

Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood, one of its original streetcar suburbs, then and now.

Meet the Public Archaeology Corps.

New Hanover County has dismissed its clerk to the commissioners for currently unknown reasons.

And finally, North Carolina is now 34th in the country for child wellbeing.

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