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    Another Republican enters N.C. gubernatorial race

    Associated Press reports state Rep. Holly Grange, R-Wilmington, has announced she will run for governor, providing a challenger to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the GOP primary: Grange has served in the legislature since 2016. Her video touched on themes designed to connect with the state party’s conservative base,…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2019
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    NYT profiles Winston-Salem

    Under the headline: Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities ..the New York Times parachutes into Winston-Salem to ponder that question: Winston-Salem has been overshadowed within North Carolina by the Raleigh-Durham area, an early success in building a research-driven economy, and Charlotte, a financial hub. The…
    Sam Hieb, July 18, 2019
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    Alamance-Burlington Schools seeks graduation coach

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  The Graduation Coach is engaged in high school graduation assistance activities, including but not limited to working with students, school staff, parents, guardians and community members. The High School Graduation Coach will provide assistance to all high school students, individually…
    Terry Stoops, July 16, 2019
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    Will Charlotte ban single family residential zoning?

    I was listening to NPR’s Marketplace piece probing bans on single family residential zoning in Minneapolis and the entire state of Oregon and a familiar name came up not once, but twice—Charlotte. Turns out Charlotte was part of a big NYT story on cities who are beginning to…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2019
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    Edgecombe County Public Schools seeks Restorative Justice Facilitator

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  assist in planning and facilitating restorative conversations with students, parents, and staff provide communication to staff regarding issues of student discord plan home visits with staff members institute re-entry procedures for students returning from suspension, alternative school or extended absences…
    Terry Stoops, July 15, 2019
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    Cone Health exec calls SHP board memebrs ‘sorry SOBs’

    Greensboro News & Record obtains an angry (to say the least) email by a Cone Health executive blasting lawmakers– and state Treasurer Dale Folwell—over changes to the State Health Plan: Cone’s assistant director of finance Frank Kauder said in a July 1 message to the health plan’s mostly…
    Sam Hieb, July 11, 2019
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    Panthers leadership is “beyond talk” on MLS in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is “is trying to catapult Charlotte to the front of Major League Soccer’s expansion line, promising a level of success matched by few MLS cities,” while chief operating officer Mark Hart says “this is now beyond talk. This is action.” This…
    Sam Hieb, July 10, 2019
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    Uh-Oh!

    According to a recent NBC report, “At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee, physicist Leah Broussard is trying to open a portal to a parallel universe.” Here are the details: In a series of experiments she plans to run at Oak Ridge this summer, Broussard will…
    Jon Guze, July 9, 2019