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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for September 3, 2014

It’s one of those just the news days– here we go:

News Across North Carolina for Sept 3 2014

A primer on Greensboro’s two police review boards.

Greensboro City County voted last night to close part of a downtown street in the name of a new development.

Nope, no emergency school voucher money for families, as the case for school vouchers continues to be appealed at the Supreme Court.

If the General Assembly comes back for a special session, it will probably consider incentives for a megasite that could hold a car manufacturer. NC is the one of few Southeastern states without one and they want one.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools have invested in stop-arm cameras in order to keep people from passing stopped school buses.

Asheville’s long-awaited new license plate and tag office has opened.

Buncombe County Commissioners have donated $1.3 million for  a new sportsplex for an area youth sports organization. This is added to the $8.3 million already raised or donated for the conversion of the old manufacturing site.

People, mainly kids, who are fans of Asheville’s Splashville at the Pack Square Park will have to wait a few more weeks for it to start working again.

This is what the true cost of a speeding ticket would be, throughout North Carolina.

The new sea turtle facility in Surf City was a big hit this summer.

The Wilmington City Council has approved provisions in the zoning code for microbreweries, further defined what all breweries are and where they can be located and added more mixed-used zoning provisions.

The governor announced in Robeson County the addition of a new $4.5 billion dollar natural gas pipeline that will run through several states, ending in Robeson County.

A former New Hanover County commissioner has raised concerns over a proposed school bond referendum.

Columbus County Commissioners have named their Department of Aging headquarters for the agency’s former director.

Hoke County commissioners have approved a permit for a proposed wind farm.

What happened at the Fayetteville City Council last night, including the merging of a city call center with that of the local utility provider.

Chadbourn’s city manager will step down in October.

North Carolina may not want to receive the federal Medicaid benefits, but they’ll end up paying for other states benefits over time, according to this report.

The Governor also wants to revamp portions of the state government complex into private development, including retail and residential spaces.

Wake’s school board is once again mulling calendar changes to accommodate its steady growth.

Durham’s new district attorney was sworn in yesterday.

Several Durham leaders are pushing for a written-consent law for vehicle searches by the police.

And finally, Durham County Commissioners addressed two issues in their meeting Tuesday that will need attention from the General Assembly, changing how long they have to keep missing livestock before auctioning them off and a building renovation that is in need of historic tax credits to proceed.

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