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What You Need to Know about North Carolina for September 9, 2014

So yesterday we happened on one of those maps of the US we all love, where they highlight the _____________ whatever of the state based on Facebook searches or some other open data set that’s supposed to slightly unscientifically tell us about the nature of who we are. Because we are in football season, here’s the latest map, of the major football fandoms of the country, courtesy of City Lab.

This also inspired us to pull up the baseball version.

And for those of you who care nothing about sports, the dessert version. Kristen can confirm that she is a major fan of sweet potato pie, the assumed North Carolina state dessert, a decent Panthers fan and we’ve already discussed who our baseball loyalties are with and they will NEVER be with the Yankees.

And now, the rest of your news:

News Across North Carolina for Sept 9 2014

Students in the interior architecture program at UNC Greensboro are working with the Interactive Resource Center to put tiny houses in the hands of the homeless in Guilford County.

A burned out home in the College Hill neighborhood of Greensboro will be brought back to life by next spring.

More details on Durham’s East End Connector, of which a major piece will began construction soon. This could become Interstate 885.

There were black men who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and one of the daughters of those men, has died. She worked to honor the history of her father and eight over men, seven of whom were slaves, who were drafted into Confederacy service.

The mayors of Greensboro and Winston-Salem came together for a panel at Wake Forest Law School Monday to discuss their police forces and ways they are working to keep what happened in Ferguson, MO from happening in their cities.

The US Department of Health and Human Service has granted $500,000 each to UNC Pembroke and the Robeson Health Care Corp for programs to help newborns.

Asheville’s Haywood Road rezoning will now be heard by the Asheville City Council.

The Asheville Council will also hear a proposal to rezone a portion of the River Arts District.

Now that his contract to operate the inn has been renewed by the National Park Service, the owner of the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway plans on incorporating several upgrades, including green infrastructure.

The Charlotte City Council has approved the streetcar extension, money for the Time Warner Cable arena and money for the airport.

The first of eight diverging diamond interchanges has opened.

Students in Pender County will pay more for their driver’s ed courses.

The City of Wilmington will discuss improvements to 17th Street.

Cape Fear Community College has named its first police chief.

Onslow County has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state.

The Fresh Market is coming to Fayetteville.

Opponents of the Sanderson Farms poultry plant in Cumberland County spoke at the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday night.

And finally, one of the major pieces of downtown Durham’s emergence as a foodie destination, continues to expand.


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