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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 10, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 10, 2015

It’s Thursday already? Wow. I guess that’s what happens when you have a four day workweek! Well, that’s nice. Here’s some news too:

Starting with some news from my alma maters, the student center officially opened and the new chancellor started. You might want to click the links to find out where which event happened. And also, one of those schools has taken a major leap in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. A university in High Point is breaking ground on the state’s next pharmacy school.

Triad City Beat explored what it’s like to be a cyclist or a pedestrian in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.

At a recent national forum, renewable energy advocates want the state laws on how much renewable energy can be produced to be frozen. They claim the freeze allows the utility to be regulated better and utilities can better charge people for generating said energy.

So, tax credits for film productions are coming back to the state budget after all. However, it won’t be in time for things to pick up in Wilmington, which has no returning TV productions and so far only has one TV pilot slated to film there this year.

Winston-Salem’s mayor will run for his fifth term this fall.

It’s now more demanding to be on unemployment insurance in the state. Applicants need to now list five job contacts, instead the two that were required before. In addition, businesses are getting a tax break for paying into the system.

A proposed park in an Asheville forest was scrutinized by a number of its city council members at their most recent meeting.

Take a break and take the Asheville Citizen-Times‘s quiz on Western North Carolina small towns.

Six issues have slowed down the state budget, which is now slated for a vote next Wednesday.

Billy Packer, who you might know as that guy screaming on ACC Basketball and other sports broadcasts (as well as for his own playing career), is now debating the City of Charlotte over a bridge that will cut through one of his property developments.

Former State Senator Harold “Bull” Hardiston has died at the age of 92.

Topsail Beach’s anti-drilling resolution has died as well. The community is one of the few who is not strongly speaking out against federal efforts to allow offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean just off our coastline.

The City of Fayetteville will have its next Facebook Town Hall meeting soon.

And finally, one presidential candidate came to Garner this week to express his ideas on tax reform.

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