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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 22, 2015

What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 22, 2015

It’s Tuesday, shall we go ahead and just dive into the news:

It’s another day and another website people have just barely heard of, has a study saying that Greensboro is bad for tourists. This one got its information from Twitter.

Greensboro Police have officially partnered with the neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor.com. The network requires a street address verification, before it allows you on the site, so that it pairs you with your in-person neighborhood association.

We have new candidates for U.S. Senate and for state attorney general. Both men are Democrats.

Concerns are rising in the Forsyth County Board of Elections over the failure ofr several Winston-Salem area universities to actually mail voter registration and maintenance cards back to the Board of Elections. Several of these schools have their own post offices, in addition to relying on the U.S. Postal Service. These on-campus post offices were often understaffed and only sent some, but not all cards back to the Board of Elections.

Now that it’s getting cooler, be on the lookout for more copperheads.

For once, the UNC system is set to get a cash infusion, thanks to the $2 billion bond referendum proposed by the governor.

The committee tasked with assessing the Common Core and other state academic standards for its public schools, heard from many supporters of the Common Core curriculum at a hearing yesterday.

Actions against owners of an Asheville community coffee-shop, who also had a major online platform slamming and recounting vulgar and inappropriate relationships with women, continue, as loans, business partnerships and customers pull away from and even protest the business. The business has also been closed since the revelation that the coffee-shop and online platform were connected.

Also, a national study has noted that nearly one-fourth of UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate women were victims of unwanted sexual contact, 12% were victims of penetrative rapes during their time in school. This is in line with the national survey’s findings of nearly one-fourth of all undergraduate women in the 27 school survey.

A new development in the historically-Black Charlotte neighborhood of Cherry will not happen after all, as the Charlotte City Council listened to complaints of neighbors and rejected the proposal.

There is an online petition to remove several racially-insensitive statutes from the front of a Charlotte Mexican restaurant.

The N.C. Senate has a new jobs incentive bill and wants to funnel more money into charter schools.

Charlotte’s Tremont Music Hall will close after two decades in business.

People are still filming in Wilmington.

These are the people running for mayor in Fayetteville.

Wake County has added gender identity and sexual orientation to its list of protected classes against job discrimination among its 4,000 current employees and any future employees.

And finally, this is why you didn’t have cable or phone service in the Triangle yesterday; there was a construction accident where the fiber lines were cut. Sources have told me that many people were wearing their Google Fiber shirts yesterday, possibly in protest of the fiber companies affected?

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