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Longtime Plaza Midwood bookstore moving + Your guide to ACC fan fest, championship game

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Howdy, everyone. Kristen here. Time’s not yet up to see the popular Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Camp North End. As yours truly reported earlier today, the attraction will now be open through January 2. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. Have you? Let me know how it was.

Now — today’s news:

1. Longtime bookstore to leave original location, new site plans underway

Book Buyers is moving from its longtime home in Plaza Midwood so the property can be redeveloped.
Book Buyers is moving from its longtime home in Plaza Midwood so the property can be redeveloped.

Book Buyers, a family-owned used book store in Plaza Midwood, will soon move to a new location.

The store co-owner, Lee Rathers, told the Observer the business received a letter a couple of days ago from the new landlord of Midwood Corners shopping center that said it would need to move out of its space at 1306 The Plaza by Jan. 31.

The store will stay open at its current location through Christmas and is looking at new space about 2 miles away.

Get more information about the move here with the Observer’s Catherine Muccigrosso.

2. What to know about getting around uptown for ACC fan fest, championship game

A worker paints lines on the field at Bank of America Stadium ahead of the 2017 ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte, NC.
A worker paints lines on the field at Bank of America Stadium ahead of the 2017 ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte, NC.

Heads up, college football fans: This is a big weekend for the ACC in uptown Charlotte.

The Pittsburgh Panthers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons will compete for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday at 8 p.m. The game will air on ABC.

Fans can expect pleasant weather during the day, with plenty of sunshine and a high in the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service Forecast. Expect a temperature in the mid-50s by kickoff.

Ahead of the match, FanFest will be held at Romare Bearden Park on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Observer’s Jonathan Limehouse has the details about the events and resulting uptown road closures.

3. News from around North Carolina

NC judges won’t block primary election preparation over redistricting cases by Brian Murphy

  • North Carolina can proceed with its filing period and preparations for the March primary.

NC manufacturer details $3 million expansion plans, 90 new jobs north of Charlotte by Hannah Lang

  • The 140,000-square-foot facility will be based in Conover, about an hour northwest of Charlotte.

There are 216 solar panels on the roof of Clare Fellowship Hall at St. Francis of Assisi church in North Carolina.
There are 216 solar panels on the roof of Clare Fellowship Hall at St. Francis of Assisi church in North Carolina.

How much will solar customers pay Duke Energy for power? by Adam Wagner

  • Homeowners with solar panels on their roofs would pay more for electricity used on summer evenings and winter mornings under an agreement Duke Energy reached this week with renewable energy organizations.

Bonuses for state employees, teachers in NC will arrive in time for the holiday by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan

  • The bonuses are part of the state budget passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Cooper.

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