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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for November 13, 2014

We hear that winter might be coming again today. Stay warm as you check out today’s splattering of news:

News Across North Carolina for November 13, 2014

A former Kmart in Greensboro has landed two new tenants, and they are new to the state as well.

Piedmont Triad International Airport is spending 3 million dollars on a new ceiling.

High Point University is spending $28 million on a student housing complex.

Greensboro and Winston-Salem’s mayors and officials have joined forces to end homelessness.

North Carolina’s food stamp program still has problems.

North Carolina companies can now get a waiver to not pay any additional federal unemployment taxes, because of the debt the state is in regarding state benefits.

All the new development happening in downtown Greensboro at a glance, plus commentary on what more could be done.

More on the latest issues surrounding the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. More details are emerging on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools superintendent controversy. And Brunswick County did in fact fire their superintendent.

The Honda Areo plant has unveiled its first Burlington-made engine.

NC Quick Pass readers are now valid on Georgia toll roads.

The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry service is suspended.

Officials in Asheville have approved a proposal for the new Bent Creek apartments. New development is also planned for Asheville’s historic East End.

Asheville’s first sustainability czar has stepped down.

Former state legislator Patsy Keever is running for state Democratic Party chair.

People near the CTS Superfund site must also contend with a new fungus growing in a nearby stream.

The Union County manager has received a raise.

Oak Island’s planning board has sent back the same parking plan to the city council that was rejected in August. Topsail Island will keep a block open despite a church’s request to close it. This new eatery is coming to the Carolina Beach boardwalk.

A Fayetteville councilman now wants stronger regulations on house parties, due to a recent teen shooting at one.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission board has hired a national search firm to find their next GM.

A Fayetteville minister has set a date to hold a gun buyback program.

UNC-Pembroke hopes its new entrepreneurship incubator will spur growth in the city and region.

The latest on the proposed changes to the Wake County school assignment system for next school year.

Due to the success of its graduates, the NC Veterans Treatment Court will be expanded.

Tomorrow the coal-ash clean up commission is due to start work on drafting the clean up plan.

Cary leaders are split on who they will appoint to replace an open seat on their town council.

Durham citizens and leaders are calling for increased traffic law enforcement.

And finally, in honor of Krispy Kreme finally arriving in Durham, a history of donut shops in Durham.

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