Lunch Break (9/25/15): Sugar Creek to close at popular NoDa access point



Beginning on Monday. a stretch of Sugar Creek Road that leads to NoDa will close for three years, reopening in September 2018. The section of road, between Northmore and Greensboro streets, includes access to the north end of North Davidson Street. It will close to allow for continued construction of the Lynx Blue Line Extenstion, set to open in 2017. Eastway Road recently reopened nearby after a bridge project went more than a year over its expected finish date. 

A news release put out late yesterday announced a new partnership between Charlotte-based Bojangles' and the Atlantic Coast Conference that will most likely be the beginning of the restaurant chain's planned expansion. The release says the partnership includes on-site marketing, promotional opportunities, brand exposure, licensing rights, tickets and placement on the ACC website for Bojangles'. The company is reportedly planning an expansion throughout the southeast and beyond that could grow the company to up 3,500 locations. 

A former Mallard Creek High School football player suffered a spinal injury while practicing with his current Winston-Salem State team on Wednesday, according to team officials. The team announced yesterday that Marquise Gaddy is in serious but stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Gaddy is reportedly moving his arms and legs and is expected to make a full recovery. The Mallard Creek coaching staff drove an hour to the hospital to visit Gaddy yesterday, according to reports. 

The Chester County Schools Superintendent has resigned
following allegations that she threatened the lives of her employees and created a hostile work environment. The school board voted 4 to 3 to accept Agnes Slayman's resignation and release her from her contract. Some employees had claimed they had to seek medical attention for stress-related issues as a result of Slayman's treatment. Slayman's attorneys have denied the allegations. 

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has reportedly told his Republican brethren that he plans to resign from his Congressional seat on October 30. Boehner has served as speaker since the midterm elections of 2010, and had only planned to serve until the end of last year until the loss of his deputy Eric Cantor's seat in Congress changed his mind. Boehner, of Ohio, was first elected to Congress in 1990. 

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