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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for September 22, 2014

Fall is here. Finally. Well, it will be here sometime this evening, but now Kristen can feel better about wearing warmer clothes. Anyway, here’s your first set of news for the fall!

News Across North Carolina for Sept 22 2014

Straight from the High Point files of Triad City Beat, a reflection on their outgoing mayor and a mysterious flyer against some of the more urbanist changes to the city.

CNN profiled this Raleigh man who is on a crusade to root out voter fraud.

The first contest of the Guilford Cup, a three game, three sport, challenge between the City of Greensboro and Guilford County government was held on Saturday. The city won the football match. Kudos to friends of Placebook Jamal Fox and Ray Trapp for coming up with this great idea of team spirit.

The coverage of the troubled Heritage House condo complex in Greensboro continues, this time with a profile of the head of the homeowners association.

North Carolina’s jobless rate has risen for the second month in a row, but only by a couple of decimal points. It still sits at just under 7 percent.

Today begins the review by the state Academic Standards Review Commission of the national Common Core education standards, which had come under fire during the last General Assembly session.

The state could grant  up to $6.6 million to the Triad and Northwest North Carolina to protect waterways and wetlands for the sake of clean water. The grants will be spread out among a number of organizations and county governments throughout those regions.

Asheville city leaders will evaluate a policy on street buskers.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hopes that tweaks to the school breakfast program will get more of its students eating breakfast.

The Charlotte Housing Authority’s waiting list has re-opened.

The NC GOP is proudly taking responsibility for the new voter ID laws.

Charlotte remembers Hurricane Hugo, which made landfall 25 years ago this week.

The controversy over the Eagles Island causeway project has subsided, but there are more issues for the state DOT and Leland leaders and residents to iron out.

New Hanover County will purchase a parking lot on Second Street in Wilmington.  This will allow the county to own that entire block, which also contains the registrar of deeds and the county library.

One new Wake County magnet school doesn’t have enough students, despite being in rapidly growing Wake.

More on the assembling of megasites for auto development.

The Fayetteville City Council will consider banning smoking on all city properties.

Wind turbines may be coming to a Hoke County cotton farm.

Construction has started on the replacement for this Wake County bridge.

One of the neighborhoods that had their sidewalk project put on the back burner in Durham is speaking out against that decision.

And finally, meet the first lion cubs in eight years at the North Carolina Zoo.

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