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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 23, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for July 23, 2015

Happy Thursday! Just the news today:

Think Progress takes a stab at explaining our federal voting rights court case and why it’s significant.

Speaking of elections, what the Raleigh city council field looks like at the end of their filing deadline.

Meanwhile, the first hearing in the Greensboro City Council federal lawsuit is today.

The small Triad-area community of Gibsonville (straddling the borders of Guilford and Alamance County and viewable by via the Carolinian and Piedmont Amtrak trains) wants visitors.

The changes the state wants to make to I-26 in and around Asheville.

Asheville folks will get some answers at a commission hearing on their recent 23% water rate jump.

Meanwhile, a new bill with a new charter for Fayetteville’s public utility company is coming from the General Assembly.

A Democrat from Tryon will run in the currently Republican-held 10th Congressional District.

Driving without a license could mean instant jail time soon.

More federal medical research funds could be on their way to the state from Congress.

And finally, what custom license plates are currently banned in North Carolina.

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