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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for June 8, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for June 8, 2015

I’m looking out over the Greensboro skyline on First Friday for one last good time. I’m also looking over tons of packing boxes and a brand new suitcase for my last trip away and back to NC as home base. And with all of that, I’m going to pause and let you have some news for your Monday.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone living there but Downtown Durham is on the rise.

SB 36, the bill in the Senate to change the Greensboro City Council districts still has yet to be heard and is now coming up against normal filing deadlines.

The NC Republican Party has elected its first Black chairman.

Body cameras have resulted in more internal complaints in the Greensboro Police Department.

Meet Winston-Salem’s new fire chief.

Davie County’s school board elections are now partisan, an unexpected change.

Even before the new restrictions on abortions, they were dropping statewide, one of the sharpest drops in the nation since 2010.

Asheville’s city budget has increased for the third year in a row and the city is considering a property tax increase to pay for it.

Folks living under the guardianship of Wake County often have unstable lives, even with county and state aid.

The state owes medical providers two years of back pay for Medicaid and Medicare expenses.

The story behind a Brunswick County junkyard/amusement park that has been featured in multiple TV shows and films.

And finally, these sea turtles are going back to the wild, off the coast in Surf City.

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