You’re either fer it, or you’re agin it, as they say in the mountains of western North Carolina, and that’s true of possible legislation that REBIC will either back or oppose this year on the other end of the state in Raleigh, where the state legislature is in session.
2012 has come, but homebuilders in Mecklenburg County and elsewhere in the state are still living in 2011 – at least as far as building codes are concerned.
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina system is bracing for budget cuts next year that could put hundreds of people out of work. Multiple media outlets report that UNC President Erskine Bowles told the system’s board of governors Thursday that state leaders want budget cuts of between 5 percent and 10 percent. Officials [...]
Sara Preston remembers the three-year battle before the North Carolina General Assembly passed the School Violence Prevention Act in June of 2009. The law requires the state’s public schools to adopt policies banning students from bullying and harassing their classmates for, among other things, their race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation. “Sexual orientation ended up [...]
RALEIGH — Last year, State Treasurer Janet Cowell warned state legislators that they could face a $1.2 billion bill in the coming year if they did not start forking over adequate state pension plan contributions. Of course, they didn’t much listen. And no one should expect that they’ll pay the bill this coming year. North [...]