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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for May 7, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for May 7, 2015

North Carolina practically invented the modern, government-created, university-powered research park. Yes Silicon Valley is more known, but the development of both it and Research Triangle Park were concurrent.

So it doesn’t surprise me that the New York Times would come to Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter and tout it as what municipalities are doing today to take the idea of the office park into this century.

It highlights the efforts to bring a public park space, co-working spaces and modern renovations to the old tobacco warehouses and factories that sit in the shadows of Winston-Salem’s downtown business district.

Again, as we mentioned yesterday, parks are good. Especially when they are open to all and when they provide many opportunities for creativity and occupations.

Anyway, you reading What You Need to Know About North Carolina for May 7, 2015. Remember to share this with your friends and thanks for opening it again. Keep scrolling for a few more things you need to know today.

The governor says we have a surplus. This is the direct dispatch along those lines from his office.

Sadly, this Winston-Salem outdoor market has yet to attract produce vendors, in an area that is a known food desert.

All the bills filed by the Triad-area state legislators, plus a little about what type of districts they cover.

These six sweepstakes companies will no longer do business in North Carolina.

Pro-choice advocates rallied the governor to not sign a more restrictive abortion bill in Greensboro today. Dan River region residents made their desires for continued oversight of the Dan River known in public forums earlier this week.

More corporate tax cuts could be coming to the state.

Raleigh City Council continues to debate making a buyer of property they own in downtown, put in affordable housing.

And finally, what UNC-system professors are making.

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