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Chart shows what GOP budget blockade is costing North Carolina

Chart shows what GOP budget blockade is costing North Carolina

 By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch  North Carolina Republican lawmakers have been traveling around a good bit of late making claims that Gov. Cooper is somehow preventing a host of essential state services from a being funded by his refusal to sign the draconian budget that they sent to him in June. The truth is just […]

Carol Coulter Pritchett Takes the Oath Office as Mayor of the Town of Lake Lure

Carol Coulter Pritchett Takes the Oath Office as Mayor of the Town of Lake Lure

LAKE LURE — The Lake Lure Town Council unanimously passed a resolution appointing Carol C. Pritchett as the Mayor of the Town of Lake Lure Mayor on Wednesday, 8/13/19. Following the passing of the resolution, Mayor Pritchett thanked Town Council and Mayor Pro Tem John Moore for her appointment as Mayor and for their service to the Town […]

ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

In 2012, U.S. power plants produced approximately 110 million tons of coal ash. (Josef17/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to roll back coal-ash regulations put in place four years ago to protect public health and the environment. Coal ash contains a variety of toxic substances including arsenic, cadmium and chromium, and neurotoxins such […]

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 […]

COLUMN: Chimney Rock is MISSING – New leadership at TDA needed

COLUMN: Chimney Rock is MISSING – New leadership at TDA needed

RUTHERFORDTON — There is no picture of Chimney Rock in the new Lake Lure & Blue Ridge Foothills visitor’s guide. With the elevator out again,  visitors might want to be shown the steps to climb or the view from the top. They might  also want to know that Rutherford County is a part of the […]

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 […]

Cooper: Time for Action on Gun Violence Prevention Act

Cooper: Time for Action on Gun Violence Prevention Act

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper shared the following statement calling on HB86 and HB454 to be considered after the weekend’s tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton. “The time for condolences alone has long passed, and now it is time for action. The General Assembly should move quickly to debate the details of these bills so that we can end […]

Tillis Announces $168 Million For North Carolina Disaster Recovery

Tillis Announces $168 Million For North Carolina Disaster Recovery

Announcement Comes Two Days After Tillis Requested HUD To Expedite The Assistance For North Carolina WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is releasing $168 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for mitigation to help North Carolina recover following years of natural […]

More Mail: Rutherfordton Public Meetings should be Made Public

More Mail: Rutherfordton Public Meetings should be Made Public

Aug. 1, 2019 Making changes to public meetings but not informing the public is now the evident tactic being dictated by [Rutherfordton] Town Management and endorsed by Mayor Dancy and incumbent Henry Giles! The code of silence is alive and well for our mushroom Citizens by not keeping us informed! The much publicized and unpopular […]

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