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Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all NC Counties in 2018

Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all NC Counties in 2018

State Spending by Domestic Visitors Jumps to $25.3 Billion Raleigh — Record visitor spending in 2018 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Domestic visitors […]

With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

BY KIRK ROSS, Carolina Public Press During a July 29 meeting to discuss the state’s takeover of Eureka, Wayne County Commissioner Ray Mayo encourages residents to be patient. Kirk Ross / Carolina Public Press In early June, the small northern Wayne County town of Eureka, got its official warning letter from the N.C. Department of […]

NC local governments try to navigate changing golf course economics

NC local governments try to navigate changing golf course economics

BY JOANNE CLEAVER, Carolina Public Press With the economics of golf courses changing, the fate of courses like Charlotte’s Golf Club at Ballantyne, now owned by developer Northwood, remain clouded, also creating uncertainty for the local governments that tax them. Photo courtesy of Northwood. The arches and terraces of the Ballantyne Hotel in south Charlotte […]

Good People of Rutherford County

Good People of Rutherford County

Another interesting week being out and about in Rutherford County, N.C.  We have a belated shout-out to Peggy Horne at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles office. In spite of the lines, and our needing help to change the title to a vehicle, she remained gracious, patient and professional with us. In fact, the entire group […]

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation ———————————————————— This week, by a vote of 13-9, the House State and Local Government committee approved legislation allowing certain counties and municipalities to install and maintain broadband infrastructure to be leased to a private provider. NCACC Executive Director Kevin Leonard attended the committee meeting and spoke in favor of […]

Americans have become much less positive about tech companies’ impact on the U.S.

Americans have become much less positive about tech companies’ impact on the U.S.

BY CARROLL DOHERTY AND JOCELYN KILEY, PEW RESEARCH CENTER Four years ago, technology companies were widely seen as having a positive impact on the United States. But the share of Americans who hold this view has tumbled 21 percentage points since then, from 71% to 50%. Negative views of technology companies’ impact on the country have nearly doubled during […]

June Unemployment rates increase in 97/100 NC counties

June Unemployment rates increase in 97/100 NC counties

Raleigh, N.C. – Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 97 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in three. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases. Among the metro areas, Rocky […]

Fresh Food Fast – Café TO GO

Fresh Food Fast – Café TO GO

Tired of grabbing a burger and fries for a quick lunch? Looking for a healthier alternative? Café TO GO has a fresh new menu today for food to eat on location or on the go. (See pink photos below.) Liz Rose Berry, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, opened Café to Go in 2006 to provide […]

Hours wasted and a flip-flop on hemp in the Farm Act befuddles House committee

Hours wasted and a flip-flop on hemp in the Farm Act befuddles House committee

 By Lisa Sorg, Progressive Pulse  Farm Act: Four months, seven editions, at least a dozen hours of committee hearings and legislative staff time, reams of paper, hundreds of miles of travel by the public, some from as far away as the mountains — and today the bill is back to its original Senate form. “Why is […]

Conner joins Pangea

Conner joins Pangea

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER                                                               July 25, 2019 Welcome Dana Conner, Network Technician We are pleased to announce that Dana Conner has joined the PANGAEA Internet team as […]

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