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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for October 10, 2014

Happy Friday! Hope to see those of you Greensboro people at the Better Block and at the NC Bike Summit this weekend. Also  same-day registration and out of precinct voting are not backTHIS MEANS YOU NEED TO GO TO YOUR LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND GET REGISTERED IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY (/rant) You will not be able to vote in the fall elections if you do not get there today. Here’s more information from the State Board of Elections on doing so. And as always, Kristen’s Instagram is the place to be to follow along with the weekend activities. And now, the rest of your news:

News Across North Carolina for October 10

This one’s been chugging around for a while, but a nice video profile of some of the changes around the south end of downtown Greensboro.

If you are in Charlotte this weekend and you haven’t already, this may be the way you need to spend your weekend (or multiple weekends).

The new polar bear exhibit has opened at the NC Zoo.

Elon Law, the downtown law school in Greensboro, is cutting tuition and revamping its program.

What sources of energy could be harvested off our coast line.

A profile of the very popular Charlotte Street in Asheville.

Western North Carolina political candidates expressed their views on education policy at a recant public forum.

Highlights from the last Senate debate.

Dr. Oz came to Mooresville to help raise money and awareness for their free health clinics.

Former Governor Jim Hunt is pushing for higher teacher salaries.

A judge will now decide who gets to run the Charlotte airport, but the decision is months away.

We are not at peak fall leaf color, but you knew that already.

The town of St. James’s planning board in Brunswick County has approved the controversial subdivision it was weighing.

Meanwhile, Brunswick Forest, another Brunswick County subdivision, is growing steady as well.

A New Hanover County Schools event that encouraged community leaders to visit and interact with different schools while they were in session, served also as an advertising event for the upcoming education bond measure.

Fayetteville’s City Council took a ride down the Cape Fear River and discussed development options along the shores.

The Durham City Council has approved the next spot for its police headquarters.

And finally, several service organizations in Orange County came together yesterday to be a one-stop shop for aid.

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