ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Asheville, which holds the distinction of having the highest pedestrian accident rate in the state, will soon be spending more money to build sidewalks. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Sunday that elected officials have allotted $1.7 million ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders argued back and forth Wednesday about their plans to fund transportation projects, continuing a showdown that has highlighted a divide between the Senate and the governor’s office. Senate ...
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TRYON, N.C. (AP) — Two rustic summer homes dating to the first half of the 20th century in Henderson and Polk counties have been added to the National Register of Historic Homes. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Stone Hedge in Tryon ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s General Fund has surpassed its expected revenues by about $445 million in the most recent fiscal year, further exceeding estimates made earlier this year by about $45 million. The Fiscal Research Division of the ...
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RALEIGH – Legislation expanding property tax exemptions for religious buildings that are under construction has been approved in the North Carolina Senate. Senators voted without objection last week to expand the tax exemption, which would last for either 90 days after ...Read More »
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina has completed its sale of the land containing the vacant Dorothea Dix mental hospital to the city of Raleigh, with plans for much of the site to be turned into public parkland. Gov. Pat McCrory announced ...Read More »
SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — A worker has been electrocuted while trying to reconnect a transformer at a site in Harnett County. Multiple media outlets reported that the incident occurred shortly before noon Thursday in Spring Lake as crews were moving power lines. The man came in contact with a 7,200-volt ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools. The 4-3 decision split North Carolina’s highest court along ideological lines, reversing a ...Read More »
RALEIGH (AP) — Members of the North Carolina House and Senate will form a committee to tackle numerous proposed changes to the state’s environmental regulations in hopes of reaching a set of compromises before the end of the summer. The House ...Read More »