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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for September 29, 2014

Over the weekend, we took advantage of one of the first sunny days in a few days and went over to the Tate Street Festival. Of course it’s well known how much we love street festivals here at NCP headquarters. What we especially loved was that it was small, intimate and the vendors there were selling exactly the quirky art and handmade things you’d expect at a street festival. Plus, all the brick-and-mortar vendors and portions of the college campus adjacent were open, there was a decent music stage and of course, the nice sunny weather. A snapshot of the festival from Kristen’s Instagram below, then onward to the news for your Monday:


News Across North Carolina for Sept 29 2014

So what your local sheriff is paid is not based on the size of your county, but the generosity of his or her county commissioners. This is controversial.

Greensboro’s Adam’s Farm Shopping Center is getting a facelift, including an expanded version of the Harris Teeter store that serves as its anchor.

Uber and Lyft drivers have been getting tickets from the police at the RDU Airport.

This Charlotte bakery is celebrating 80 years of business with no plans to shut down (and apparently no layoffs, ever).

Speaking of big bakeries, this Sheetz distribution center will have one too, and it’s also set to open very soon.

For those of us who have wondered driving on Business 40 towards Winston-Salem if that billboard advertising the quick emergency room times is real (and works), here’s some expert commentary on it.

The lights were turned off too soon at the Wilmington airport and flights were disturbed on last Wednesday night/early Thursday morning.

Because the bats on the trail are dying, a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now closed.

You’ll soon be able to purchase a speciality license plate that helps preserve the brook trout.

The stakes are higher for this Asheville-area NC House race.

The state is looking for a new operator for this 12-mile rail line between Gastonia and Charlotte.

New Hanover County plans to renovate the courtyard at the main library in Wilmington.

It was a nice sunny day at this weekend’s celebration of Wilmington’s 275th birthday.

Renovations are done at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

As it hits its centennial, Raleigh’s City Market is looking past its empty storefronts and straight into a future of potential.

And finally, remembering a beloved historian of the State Capitol building.

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