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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for September 16, 2014

Another Tuesday and another “just the news” edition.

News Across North Carolina for Sept 16 2014

The Guilford County school board will reassess its uniform policy for students, which is not, in fact, uniform.

Several Moral Monday-related court cases and charges will in fact be dismissed.

Meanwhile, yesterday’s Moral Monday was in Willmington.

The bedding industry in North Carolina is heating up.

The latest poll results in the US Senate race between Hagan and Tillis.

Meet High Point’s new mayor, appointed in the wake of the resignation of the previous one last week.

According to this study by the investment agency Standard & Poor, North Carolina is one of states most tied to income tax revenues. This could spell trouble if we keep cutting them.

And our state revenue is down, but the budget director has told us not to worry.

Winston-Salem’s city council has selected the proposed Cherry/Marshall exit on the Business 40 revamp plans as their preferred downtown exit. The new configuration will eliminate the dangerous and tight existing exits.

A fracking support group is under fire for possibly bussing in homeless folks and telling them to speak in favor of fracking.

Durham, Asheville and Greensboro are some of the Livability.com’s Best Places to Live. This is the second year of this list, compiled by a committee of urban planners, economic developers and other community policy makers focused on affordability, access, choice, utilization.

In light of all the issues around coal ash, environmental groups are calling for the shut down of the Duke Energy Lake Jullian Facility.

New Hanover County has approved a change in the size of the airport authority.

Pender County officials have approved an expansion of a dry-dock for a popular marina. Some folks have declared that this and two other marinas have caused property taxes to rise to an unsustainable level.

Brunswick County will give a cash advance of $1.2 million to its school system to get two school construction projects off the ground.

There will be a new film grant program, but companies will have to wait just a bit longer apply and get more information about it.

The state transportation secretary is working on a deal to improve the highways along the Outer Banks.

Wake County’s new granny flat provisions now allow them to be as big as half of the original house.

And finally, the controversial Raleigh modern house will be allowed to stand. Over $50,000 has been spent by the owners to retain the right to build their house.

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