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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for October 7, 2014

Another Kristen “we” day, as we celebrate this wonderful Wolfpack Homecoming weekend. I had the pleasure as a student to spend time and do a lot of activities. Some of those activities were awesome, others not so much. However, my time in student leadership taught me a lot of life lessons. Now, those and others of some of my colleagues in student leadership are featured at N.C. State in the D.H. Hill Library east wing exhibit space. Leading the Pack: Student Leaders at NC Statehighlights several key moments of student leadership on campus. Here’s Governor Jim Hunt addressing the group at the opening reception last night. Once upon a time, he was an N.C. State student body president.


Anyway, festivities going on all weekend. News going on right now:

News Across North Carolina for November 7, 2014

After some confusion, it’s been ruled that magistrates cannot decline performing same-sex marriages.

Officials are holding a closed door meeting on fracking this morning.

Could partisan judicial elections come back?

In Asheville, more apartments downtown, more repavings of roads all over and the old hospital where Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) stayed is for sale.

Now the state is reviewing the Asheville police department, as the issues with it continue to grow.

The Buncombe School Board has adopted a $244 million budget.

Charlotte’s former mayor got house arrest from voting illegally and the former schools superintendent resignation is final.

Mecklenburg County’s commissioners are deciding who their new chairman will be.

Thanks to a partnership between the libraries and school system, 14,000 Mecklenburg County residents now have library cards.

The hourly deck at CLT will reopen by Thanksgiving, in time for higher flight volume.

In the Wilmington area: the CFCC technology center moves forward, the Belville planning board approves a new water plant, New Hanover County planning board approves a new cell tower and Brunswick County schools employees will get a holiday bonus.

A new federal grant program is aimed at helping rural teens go to college.

Guilford County officials will help those needing health care.

New fees for soil samples are helping N.C. agriculture officials with telling farmers when to treat their soils for optimal growth.

And finally, this is your new NC farm of the week, owned by a former pro football player and who just gave away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to hungry people.


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