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Weathervane. Boston Public Library via Flickr

So this might not be our last blast of cold weather. And this still might not be the worst winter ever. Oh well, just like the Wizard of Oz, we really can’t trust the weathervane behind the curtain. Ok, bad analogy, but still, our weather has no rhyme or reason. And that’s all I have to say about that. Daily news, right here, right now:    

The Greensboro City Council voted last night for a resolution in favor of Medicaid expansion and to put a solar car charging station downtown.

High Point City Council has declined to re-name Green Street after Martin Luther King, Jr.

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum must deliver more answers about its operations to the city of Greensboro today, as a follow up to the issues stemming around the $750,000 loan that was given to the museum without a signed contract.

The Triad area could become the home of the drone industry in North Carolina.

According to the Census, Guilford, Wake and Mecklenburg counties are part of a select group of 146 counties that hold half of the population of the United States.

This News & Record editorial and its comments ask  what’s next for Action Greensboro.

We are now Dukeland and I’m not talking about Coach K’s squad.

Nice to see the Raleigh Startup Weekend folks embrace the maker movement.

The last ice storm has cost High Point $4.6 million dollars to clean-up. It will cost the City of Greensboro $900,000.

Thanks to a grad student, Sustain Clemmons is live.

The Forsyth County commissioners are still thinking about the offer to buy the old sheriff’s department building in downtown Winston-Salem.

The State of North Carolina is deleting valid climate change data.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools  wish list of improvements could cost the county 45 million dollars. Meanwhile students in the school system recently voted on new lunch menu items.

Cumberland County Schools will get 75 million dollars for its next fiscal year from the county.

New Hanover County Schools may pay its tech employees more and revise its complaint policy.

Wilmington City Council voted last night to table a resolution for the Water Street parking deck until its May 6th meeting.

Wilmington’s Cape Fear Museum wants to become the premier science and history museum for the Cape Fear Region.

Wake County Schools is asking the county for $39 million more to just put towards increasing teacher pay.

Former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker is considering a gubernatorial run in 2016.

And finally, UNC Greensboro is opening a community-based design center.

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