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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 2, 2014

It’s September! Cue this song! Oh and we’ve noticed that even though yesterday was Labor Day, and some trees near HQ were starting to turn, it was hot like July. Want a little more irony, check out this photo from Kristen’s weekend trip to the DC area.


Apparently in the Virginia suburbs, there is a Greensboro. She noticed that it looked a lot like our Greensboro, at least on one side of the street. The other, Rosslyn. Anyway, check her Instagram for more weekend images. For the North Carolina news you came here (or opened the email) for, scroll on down!

News Across North Carolina for Sept 2 2014

So DENR is claiming that they’ve been enforcing the Clean Water Act long before the coal ash spills and because of that, the notice-of-intent letters that nongovernmental environmental groups are filling, with the intent to extend into a full lawsuit are pretty much bogus in DENR’s eyes.

Meet these Kernersville area farmers who are doing pretty well with their goat cheese operation after 40 years of work.

Asheville garbage trucks are leaking “nasty juice.” This is why.

How a plant closing is affecting the town of North Robbinsville.

UNC Asheville has purchased 22 acres of land and will start the process of developing plans for it.

Wilmington city hall’s decor changes are sparking discussion.

Charlotte will not be taking out its Uptown benches. They were becoming a concern due to their use by the homeless community. Bank of America is launching a program to help homeless women who were sleeping on benches.

Charlotte businesses are upset over the street name changes surrounding the extension of I-485. As usual, they claim this change is hurting business (which isn’t always wrong).

Meanwhile the Charlotte development community is getting excited about the arrival of light rail from Uptown to UNC Charlotte.

The public has an opportunity to express their opinions on the proposed outdoor smoking ban in Mecklenburg County-owned parks and properties.

After a fire destroyed everything, this Wilmington-area recycling company is now back in business.

Beach tourism did pretty well this year, according to this informal survey of business-owners.

Residents of Cedar Creek, just outside of Fayetteville are opposing a proposed poultry-processing plant. The area Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting to discuss the facts related to the arrival of this plant.

Fayetteville State students could get free city bus service.

Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville report success with their liaison committee, which was formed over the last year.

School buses in Durham, Johnston and Pitt counties are running on cooking oil this year, thanks to a donation from a local entrepreneur.

The love padlock trend has come to a bridge in Durham.

This Durham cafe owner has raised $27,000 and garnered attention from the White House to save his popular shop.

And finally, how many of these North Carolina places do you actually pronounce right?


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