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What You Need to Know About North Carolina for September 5, 2014

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News Across North Carolina for Sept 5 2014


Greensboro Coliseum held a closing ceremony for the War Memorial Auditorium Thursday, which will be demolished for a “premium”parking lot in late October. There will be elements of the facility, including the actual war memorial, which will show up at various other downtown venues.

Learn more about the new politics column coming to the Greensboro News and Record.

Guilford County’s graduation rate is the highest in the state.

Premium parking will also be a part of the new Tanger Performing Arts Center in downtown Greensboro.

UNCG has began the process of examining whether or not to change the name of Aycock Auditorium, similar to the processes going on at other schools around names that have become less welcoming over the years.

Several Western North Carolina homeless shelters are expanding, but not fast enough for their demand.

A neighborhood in Brunswick County doesn’t pre-date the asphalt plant it sits next to, but it does want to deal with the problems associated with being next to it.

You can now swim again in the two areas under alert in New Hanover County’s Banks Channel.

Those higher public school test scores are the result of a new testing rubric.

And finally, this might be a good weekend trip, exploring the beer-soaked towns of Western North Carolina.

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