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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for November 11, 2014

Let us take a moment and salute all of our veterans today. Once that’s done, onward to the news:

News Across North Carolina for November 11, 2014

Waking up to this news, that the civil rights museum in Greensboro has terminated its newest executive director after only a few months.

In addition, after more recent turmoil downtown, downtown leaders, residents and other concerned citizens met to talk about next steps for downtown Greensboro’s entertainment venues and public safety.

On a more positive note, the area will be getting a Freddy’s, and it will be only the chain’s third North Carolina location.

And more positivity in downtown Greensboro, the Co/Lab, the new co-working space and business incubator sponsored by the Greensboro Partnership will open downtown.

Also, in honor of Veteran’s Day, and timely, this new War Memorial was dedicated in Downtown Greensboro. How Asheville is honoring its veterans too.

The Charlotte-bound Amtrak Piedmont train from this morning is busing some of its passengers and not boarding others, due to a stalled freight train. The line only has one track through much of the route.

Forsyth County leaders and citizens will soon see what their new central county library will look like.

The Veterans Affairs Department is doing a reorganization nationally, which will help the North Carolina outposts with some of the issues they’ve been facing lately.

The General Assembly (the outgoing one) may be called back one more time to vote on putting more economic development monies in state coffers.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board comments on its decisions around the resignation of its superintendent.

Mecklenburg County seeks to stop sending small property tax refunds, and the policy may change how much money counties can issue checks for statewide.

Half-million dollar homes are coming to Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood, currently a working class neighborhood.

The latest on the Charlotte Lynx Blue Line light rail extension project.

Charlotte-area charter school enrollment is down.

Carolina Beach will be adding a walk of fame.

The Pender County and New Hanover County school bond projects passed last week and are already kickstarting.

Brunswick County’s school superintendent may be fired.

The City of Fayetteville is buying up property near its downtown area for a possible redevelopment and expansion of the central business district.

Raleigh’s western Beltline section will be widened so that it’s the same size as the rest of the road and will be less of a bottleneck for drivers.

The NC Biotechnology Center is starting a new branding campaign.

Residents of this Durham neighborhood want the city to put in the infrastructure that the developer left hanging when it went bankrupt in 2008.

And finally, this guy in Fayetteville is competing to be Bojangles’s best biscuit maker.

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