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So for what it’s worth, March is ending like a lamb. The lights are on and the wind is a warm wind. There’s no snow on the ground and the snow that shows up is snow flurries. Wind in March is normal. The trees are blooming and it’s supposed to be 81 in two days. Which will be in April, but that’s beside the point. I want to thank you again for another wonderful month of Placebook’s Daily News. If you are seeing this on the website, be sure to subscribe to the email. If this is the email, thanks for reading and please forward and share with your friends.  And now, the news:

Greensboro City Council members will decide on Tuesday whether or not to go forward on the loan of funds to the International Civil Rights Museum and Center. The rest of Tuesday night’s city council agenda.

Charlotte will host the first Tiny House Convention this coming weekend.

North Carolina had more job losses than any state in February.

Charlotte City Council will meet to determine who will be appointed mayor today.

Decent pay and decent housing is a struggle in Asheville, but some folks are finding a way to build homes , authors have a few presses that can publish their books and people have a new place to fix their bikes. Could a land trust be part of the solution for housing and land use in Asheville?

The latest in the race for Buncombe County District Attorney.

Lowes Foods has started buying more food from local farmers.

The Rockingham County Courthouse will now accept credit and debit cards.

Kernersville is looking at property for a new library.

How Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are facing their budget challenges for the upcoming year.

The Guilford County food stamp backlog has dropped dramatically, thanks to state workers working overtime over the weekend to fix it. If they hadn’t, 88 million dollars for the program would have been lost.

Greensboro’s Old J.C. Price school demolition has started.

Concerns are rising about unaffiliated voters, and attorneys fighting voter ID in court are accusing the state of withholding documents.

Panhandlers may be uncomfortable, but they only expose reality, according to this News and Record editorial.

The Eastern end of the Mountains to Sea trail is set to be developed this year.

Environmentalists have joined the opposition to development on the Guilford County prison farm.

Duke Energy is trying to keep its records away from the public.

The NC Zoo turns 40 this year and there will be two new exhibits to celebrate.

Popular and legendary Raleigh bar Fat Daddy’s closed this weekend.

The News and Observer calls for more parks in Raleigh amidst the new skyscrapers.

What businesses are opening and expanding in the Durham area.

Durham will continue to help run the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham, but not the Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Cumberland County Manager James Martin retires today after 44 years in local government and 13 as manager.

Wilmington’s added several fashion trucks to their food trucks.

Most of Wilmington’s crime happens within a mile of public housing complexes, prompting residents to ask how to know a neighborhood is safe.

And finally, Wilmington will remove a pump station that looks like a bad mashup of Oscar the Grouch and R2-D2.

About Kristen Jeffers

I'm Kristen. Almost five years ago, I got tired of not seeing black women as nerded out about trains, better streets, riding bikes, walking not just out of necessity, tall buildings, old buildings and honestly a lot of other things. I was in grad school for community and economic development (ok, it’s actually an MPA), and I wanted to make sure people knew I existed and that I could help them do this thing called placemaking better. Five years later, I’m still doing that, although not from my hometown of Greensboro, NC, but from Kansas City, MO. I spend most of my time in Kansas City promoting better biking and walking infrastructure metro-wide with BikeWalk KC and the Kansas City B-cycle. But I also wrote a book A Black Urbanist (you can grab that over on the right) and sometimes I give speeches and help other communities tell their stories at design charrettes and public meetings. I’ve also written or appeared in all of the major “urbanist” publications, either as a subject or as a writer, as well as most of my hometown papers as subject or writer as well.