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Exploration of the state's foodways reveals a movement for small gas stations to offer groceries and fare from local farmers. Typically known to locals, a handful of such places are highlighted for their dedication to offering more than the typical convenient store or fast food eats to travelers.
Last year, Senate Bill 8 removed the limit of 100 charter schools within the state and currently nine applications await approval from the State Board of Education. Governor Bev Perdue appealed to assembly members to grant more money to public schools which would be affected by newly opened charter schools in their district. The issue of education has become highly politicized within the state; Republicans back charter schools and Democrats support the public school system.
Twenty protestors, known as Carrboro Commune, gathered in front of a building on Greensboro and Weaver streets in Carrboro. Their protests were incited by plan to build a 24-hour CVS pharmacy and office space, instead of a community center serving the citizens. Demonstrations ended peacefully when Mayor Mark Chilton negotiated with the group.