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

This is one of those just the news days, but there is news:

News Across North Carolina for October 7

High Point-based Thomas Built Buses will add 200+ jobs in High Point. And 96 people could get jobs at a new Cumberland County Walmart.

A friendly reminder to not forget the independent voters this fall. Meanwhile, the US House District 2 race debate is right here for your viewing pleasure. And more of the latest on the US Senate race.

RDU may add a second non-stop international flight. What delayed this Charlotte-Douglass airport flight.

What the Supreme Court’s decision actually means for same-sex marriage in North Carolina.

In trying to improve claim accuracy at the statewide Employment Security Office, a worker was found drawing unemployment benefits, among other things.

There are a lot of strip malls in Raleigh and these people want there to be one less of them.

With floods on the Outer Banks becoming a more regular occurrence, the NCDOT is re-thinking how it manages transportation to the banks and along them.

The state DOT has also selected Cherry and Marshall Streets to be the only access point after the renovations of Business 40 in Winston-Salem.

Asheville’s city school board has approved its budget.Meanwhile the most recent Buncombe school board meeting became heated. Also, who’s vying for seats on Forsyth County’s board.

Charlotte City Council members are concerned that a new express lane exit on I-277 could cause more traffic problems than it fixes.

Charlotte’s Carolina Theater will be coming back to life, thanks to an $8 million donation from the Belk family.

Central Piedmont Community College opened a new academic building yesterday.

The state will host a meeting to determine whether or not deer farming should be expanded.

A vote was delayed by the Mooresville board of commissioners about a proposed mixed-use development on Lake Norman. A mixed-use development decision was also delayed in New Hanover County.

Wilmington area communities are determining what to do with fire protection. A proposed solution to combine the New Hanover and the Wilmington fire departments and discussions on what to do next in Burgaw, in nearby Pender County.

Holden Beach officials want Brunswick County to pay to remove a derelict boat on their side of the Intercoastal Waterway.

Wilmington officials are discussing cost scenarios and options to expand their office space.

Columbus County officials have granted $1.8 million to get the Carolina Southern Railroad back on the rails over the next 10 years.

Cumberland County is re-assessing how it pays incentives to businesses that request them.

And finally, 15 things you might not know about North Carolina.


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