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 In the News, October 24, 2016 

NCLM CityVision 2016 is off to a great start. 622 municipal officials and guests from all over North Carolina have come to Raleigh for CityVision 2016. For the first time ever, the League has combined the Advocacy Goals Conference and our annual conference into a fun-filled and super educational opportunity for our members.  Re-cap on all things CityVision in LINC’ed In later this week.

Greensboro Ranks Third in Affordability Among Large NC Cities. Among the five largest cities in North Carolina, Greensboro ranks in the middle when it comes to a homeowner’s costs for property taxes and fees for city services, according to the City of Greensboro Budget and Evaluation Department’s annual comparison of property tax rates and major user fees.

Badin Town Council OKs Alcoa’s rezoning request. For the second time in two months, the Badin Town Council hosted a public hearing prior to the regular council meeting for residents to weigh in on the rezoning request from Alcoa, Inc. Approximately four acres along N.C. Highway 740 and Falls Road, zoned Light Industrial (M-1), is primarily as a parking lot. Alcoa is requesting that less than an acre at the corner of N.C. Highway 740 and Falls Road to be rezoned Central Business (C-B) with the balance of the land along N.C. 740 rezoned General Business (G-B).

Middle School students collect water to help Lumberton, N.C. Members of the Evans Middle School student council are collecting bottled water this week to donate to a small North Carolina town that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Ward said the student council’s goal was to collect 1,000 cases of water to deliver to Lumberton to aid the urgent need for water.