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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for October 20, 2014

I know some of you made it to the state fair this weekend. Did you eat enough of all that food we’ve been promoting in the links? If not, we are glad, because you saved some room for us. Meanwhile, we’ve started to notice that slowly but surely, fall color is coming down from the mountains and into our part of the state. Kristen took this photo yesterday afternoon on the campus of UNC Greensboro.


November is right around the corner and so are all the holidays. What’s also around the corner. The news.

News Across North Carolina for October 20


Greensboro’s effort to build a co-op grocery in a low-income area is getting national attention, this time from YES! Magazine (and with an article written by someone who is helping bring the store to the area).

Today’s edition of heartstring tugging, how one lady brought this Montagnard immigrant out from the woods in Greensboro, where he lived for seven years.

So Greensboro might have an economic niche after all, the convention and events business. How Winston-Salem feels about that, as their coliseum is managed by the Greensboro Coliseum, when there aren’t any Wake Forest events there.

Will same-sex marriage affect the U.S. Senate race?

How you can prevent voter fraud without voter ID (or at least how the Guilford County Board of Elections prevents it).

Greensboro’s Crop Walk raised $200,000 for hunger prevention this weekend.

Several state agencies are now tracking cellphone data.

The High Point fall Furniture Market is this weekend and organizers are hoping for a sizable amount of sales.

According to a press release from the Sierra Club, 80 Asheville-area businesses are calling for Duke Energy to shut down their local coal-powered energy plant.

East Asheville is losing a supermarket.

This is the official state government Ebola website.

Charlotte’s Section 8 housing vouchers waiting list is at an all-time high.

After a slow start, the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis is picking up speed, adding more companies and research facilities.

Revitalization of the Brooklyn neighborhood in Wilmington is picking up steam.

Wilmington’s planning commission has given it’s official nod to a popular seasonal open-air market.

The two N.C. House candidates in the Wilmington area have two sets of views on film incentives, which shouldn’t be a surprise.

A tribute to Fayetteville’s former mayor M.J. Weeks, who helped revitalize Fayetteville’s downtown and who recently passed away at the age of 92.

Wake County Schools is facing a school bus driver shortage.

And finally, this year’s U.S. Senate race could be the most expensive Senate race ever. In the entire nation.

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