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

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

As I put this out into the interwebs this morning, my mind is preparing for the shift back home to North Carolina from Toronto and the shift from that Home, to my new Home in Kansas City in just over a week.

My heart is delighted to see one more fellow young, black, professional leader on our city council and the history that makes. Also another young leader has been promoted to the head of his nonprofit in Greensboro. I’m also grateful to have been in the presence of some great North Carolinians and other fellow placemaking leaders nationwide here at the K880 Emerging City Champions Studio. May all of you who might be reading this be well, look me up and for those of you who don’t know these folks, get to know them.

Meanwhile, let me drop this email/post before you really start working and so I can get one more Tim Horton’s maple donut:

More details on Durham’s new 15-501 road diet.

Challenges Charlotte arts groups are facing.

The North Carolina Capitol Building is celebrating 175 years.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants feedback on how bad the Dan River was damaged in last year’s coal ash spill. They’ll be collecting feedback until July 17.

Winston-Salem has released plans to change the flow of its downtown streets.

The latest Buncombe County budget.

You can now drive any old car as a taxi/limo to the Asheville airport.

You will want to click on this set of time-lapse photos of Uptown Charlotte over the last 8 years.

Beach tourist operations and residents are concerned that the recent shark attacks may affect tourism.

Opposition continues to a proposed oil pipeline in the Sandhills region.

The details of a city-led plan to add more affordable housing units, even as more are torn down and expensive ones are taking their places.

And finally, a gun bill was passed in the N.C. House,  but it was watered down from an original version.

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