Welcome to the rebooted daily email/blog post here at North Carolina Placebook. One of the things I wanted to do with this site is to become more of a resource/explainer site for those who were not North Carolinians (or haven’t been one in a while), along with a what’s going on today site for those of us who have that holographic plane or lighthouse behind our names on our soon to be required state-issued IDs. Or, if you don’t have one, we don’t judge. We just inform.
The concept was first put into my mind with what I like to call the 2014 “Explainer” craze that has been led by page views and pixelspace by Vox and FiveThirtyEight. However while I was attending the Congress for New Urbanism 22 back in June, I came across this tweet.
The case for Voxsplaining the local news http://t.co/AYv0BHMBMn
— U.S. Project (@USProjectCJR) June 9, 2014
Upon clicking, it was an explanation of the effect of the loss of privilege license revenue on our business (and pretty soon everybody else). I immediately retweeted this.
— Kristen Jeffers (@blackurbanist) June 6, 2014
And I got to work. Also, shoutout to Corey Hutchins who wrote the original article above.
And so this is your first daily explainer. Now below you’ll have a more condensed set of daily news links and also what’s new on our editorial page/sister site The Black Urbanist.
More on what the privilege tax repeal will do throughout the state.
The state is just full of toxic grounds, not just the Dan River, the Cape Fear River, portions of the Jordan River and the Superfund area in Asheville.
How Pinehurst is preparing to be on the world stage when it hosts both the men’s and women’s US Open soon.
What’s really up at the Heritage House condos(yes, they are condos) on the corner of Randleman and Meadowview Roads in Greensboro.