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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 16, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 16, 2015

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Durham’s Police Chief has been forced to resign, but will actually retire. Also retiring, Surf City’s police chief after a racist Facebook rant.

Greensboro Council candidates had their first fourm last night.

The new state budget caps UNC System school fundraising office spending at $1 million a year. This is how UNCG’s development office will handle that change in policy.

Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neil is running for state attorney general.

Former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker is officially running for state labor commissioner. For those who aren’t aware, that means his face could be the one you see in the elevator on the state inspection stickers.

Winston-Salem doesn’t have as much money as it expected to fix Buisness I-40.

Asheville’s science museum and its civic center have new names.

Charlotte, you voted and now you have a mayoral runnoff election and several new councilpeople.

Average monthly apartment rent in Charlotte is now $1000.

We may be fishing too much flounder off our coastline.

Solar panel tax credits will not be in the new state budget and advocates of solar declare they will move their business elsewhere.

The state budget also deals a major blow to the funding for the Durham-Orange light rail line.

And finally, listen to Rhiannon Gidden’s story and some of her songs on WUNC’s The State of Things.

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