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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for October 31, 2014

Don’t let the spirit of today spook you away from going to the polls! Get info here. Early voting ends tomorrow. If you have registered, but moved within your county or changed your name, you can still vote! Just be sure to do it today or tomorrow before 1 p.m. And if you are all set and you’re just holding out for election day, your friendly neighborhood precinct will be open bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and stay open until 7:30 p.m. for all your voting needs. And now, the rest of your news as we head out into the weekend:

News Across North Carolina for October 31

If you are voting on NC State’s campus, these guys could be taking you to the polls.

Bookmark this page for all the stats on the election you want or even need from Twitter.

Watauga County has been named a bellwether county for North Carolina’s elections by PBS.

Early voting numbers as of the end of Thursday are at 700,000.

Food Lion will be getting its third president in as many years.

The city of High Point will grant incentives to La-Z-Boy and lose money in the process.

This furniture plant is moving from Hickory to Lenoir.

Forty-two thousand people were sent the wrong health insurance rates for 2015 from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The governor is considering Medicaid expansion.

He’s also chatting up fixing the broken state-owned buildings throughout Raleigh and the state.

This home in the mountains could be thrust in the air at any time by the rupturing of a high-pressured water line under it, of which the exact location was unknown until recently.

After years with no changes, the Charlotte uptown skyline is adding new towers.

That contested early voting site at Appalachian State University is proving quite popular with voters.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is closing in some areas for repairs. Yes, we realize this is going on during peak color season.

The developer of the “mystery” high-end grocery store in New Hanover County met with nearby residents to present plans for the center.

New Hanover County officials will consider granting special-use permits for a mixed-use project and a residential high rise project.

Several unionized workers and other concerned citizens rallied at the Fayetteville VA to request that the emergency department there be re-opened.

Several Durham business organizations are working to find new jobs and opportunities for the workers recently laid off by Cisco in RTP.

And finally, teacher turn0ver in the public school system has slowed down, but many teachers are still leaving for out-of-state positions.

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