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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for June 4, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for June 4, 2015

Food. Brews. We’ve always done it local (hello hog farms and barbecue, Cheerwine, Bojangles, Biscuitville and the origins of Hardees and Pepsi). Now we are leading in many areas with urban farms, organic food, artistinal food and other farm-to-table initiatives. Oh, and there’s that PBS show that features one of our many James Beard award-winning chefs. And this episode from another PBS show by a James Beard award-winner, highlighting some of the grassroots work being done by regular folks who want better food for themselves and their families in the Charlotte area. Plus, if you’re in Greensboro, there’s an Ethnosh tonight! My last one for a while, but a good one.

And once you get your bellies full, you can fill your heads with everything else you need to know about North Carolina for today.

A new transit option pilot study has broken ground at N.C. State University.

The NC House has overidden the veto on the “ag gag” bill.

A Greensboro program that gives housing first to the homeless, then services, is growing.

A 72-hour wait for abortions is expected to become law today.

Some of the state’s new distilleries may be able to sell liquor directly.

Another person has jumped into the mayoral race in Charlotte.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools program honors and helps ex-offenders who come back to high school and finish.

A poll has already shown Attorney General Roy Cooper beating incumbent Governor McCrory in the 2016 gubernatorial race.

Oak and Topsail Island have been highlighted as top destinations in a TripAdvisor poll.

The New Hanover Elections Board will be full of new faces come July.

And finally, one of North Carolina’s last video stores has closed in Raleigh.


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