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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 14, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 14, 2015

This week’s photo is in honor of early fall football. I took this shot in the old grass seats ten years ago at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. I can’t remember if we won or lost the game, but so much of going to football games in our state is not about winning or losing, as much as it is going to the stadium, enjoying something off a grill, a little something to drink and in the case of our HBCU’s, the band show at halftime.

For the first time in known history, this came to UNC-Chapel Hill, this past weekend when they played NC A&T State University and both bands played together, with NC A&T dominating most of the show. Check out the video and be sure to not only peep out the performance, but all of the celebration and chatter between both bands after the performance on the sidelines.

So now that your body is moving, let’s get to the Monday news:

That presidential candidate I mentioned last week came to Greensboro last night and filled up the whole room.

Meanwhile, if you’ve noticed more contestants on reality shows from North Carolina and the Triad specifically, you are right.

Sadly, six people have died in custody at county jails thought the Triad. Only one was a reported suicide and the others were reported to be natural causes.

Also sad, according to analysis of the state’s congressional districts, many of those districts have residents with higher than normal cancer rates.

A church in Winston-Salem is celebrating its 240th anniversary.

The state has backed a proposal to name a bridge after country singer George Harrison IV in Winston-Salem.

A development at the Winston-Salem ballpark won’t be as large as originally planned.

Ashevillians have buried another time capsule.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are concerned about a drop in SAT scores among their seniors in the past year.

Charlotte it’s time to vote! Here’s a guide in case you haven’t yet voted in tomorrow’s municipal primary. Several records were broken during early voting this year.

Meanwhile the Raleigh mayoral race is a rematch of the one in 2013.

This Charlotte community is celebrating the demise of its gangs.

Many of the children who have immigrated by themselves over the past few years from Mexico into Charlotte are struggling to adjust.

While there are many islands and coastal developments with high-value homes and exclusivity, Figure-Eight Island is recognized as the center of that coastal affluence. Proof of such exclusivity? You need to be on a guest list before you even get on the island.

Wake County Schools are running less buses, which leaders say are more efficient and others are saying are more crowded on longer rides.

The IndyWeek recently what Durham’s two new boutique hotels in historic spaces are saying about the present.

Chatham County has a plan to stop fracking for good in its boundaries.

And finally, just a little more music, Rhiannon Giddens and her sister as well as others singing and playing over images of he National Folk Festival, which brought thousands to Downtown Greensboro this weekend and will be back for the next two years. Photos and commentary from Raleigh’s Hopscotch, also this past weekend.

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