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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for November 12, 2014

We all hope you honored the veterans in your life yesterday. Or at the very least, enjoyed a day off. Or both. Now, come on back to your daily dose of North Carolina news:

News Across North Carolina for November 12, 2014

Paul James has been approved as the new chief defender of Forsyth County.

The Eastern Music Festival has hired a new executive director.

The planners of Greensboro’s Downtown Greenway are seeking an artist for the next major piece along the Greenway.

A new veterans memorial was dedicated yesterday at Triad Park.

The City of Winston-Salem will appoint a citizens committee to oversee the implementation of projects funded by the recent bond referendum.

The Forsyth County Board of Elections added several curbside votes and some provisional ballots that weren’t counted to their final vote totals from last week. The votes do not change the outcome of any elections.

Eighty-seven diseased cats were euthanized in Catawba County.

The state DOT has began work to raise NC 12 near Rodanthe on the Outer Banks.

Upgrades could be coming to both the Asheville airport and the mall.

The City of Asheville has asked its fire chief to help fix the issues with the police department.

The effect of the Charlotte Vietnam Veterans memorial, 25 years after it was erected.

A new mixed-use development in the SouthPark area of Charlotte will encompass 27 acres and greatly increase the size of the district.

Huntersville will remove all utility poles from its downtown area.

Raleigh has been named the second easiest city to find a job in the nation by Forbes.

Cornelius hopes to add more community gardens.

Statesville’s fire department dispatch system will now handle all emergency medical calls as well.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Early College is off to a good start according to its principal.

A military recreation area at Kure Beach is undergoing renovation.

The Wilmington area is getting two more Waffle Houses and a Panera.

A rail car manufacturer is set to announce on Thursday that they will bring 1,300 jobs to Wilmington.

Over 72 Wilmington-area nonprofits received grant funding from the Landfall Foundation this week.

The Burgaw board of commissioners has rejected a proposal for a mixed-use project, siting incompatibility with the current zoning plans.

The NC House Chamber is getting a makeover, but it’s controversial.

The attorney general is promoting nonpartisan redistricting.

Protesters are standing against a gas pipeline slated to come to North Carolina and what workers cite as unfair job separations at a couple of Greenville healthcare facilities.

Zovian, the lemur who played Zooboomafoo on the PBS series of the same name has died at the Duke Lemur Center.

And finally, these six North Carolina residents were already veterans. Now they are US citizens.

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