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Archive for August, 2013

New ‘Tag and Tax Together’ program begins Sunday

Friday, August 30th, 2013


RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina motorists are going to have to pay their vehicle property tax and registration bill at the same time if they want to get their tags.

The new combined tax and tag law is taking effect Sept. 1

Margaret Howell of the North Carolina Department of Transportation says that, under the current system, motorists renew their registration, and a property tax bill for the vehicle follows a few months later.

But that’s changing. Under the new law, motorists won’t be able to register their vehicles until the taxes are paid.

Howell says counties requested the new law. That’s because some motorists were putting off paying property taxes for their vehicles, and counties wanted the bills paid in a timely manner.

North Carolina has about 8.5 million registered vehicles.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Police find NC girl taken in stolen vehicle

Friday, August 30th, 2013


HIGH POINT, NC (AP) — Police have found a 17-month-old girl who was sleeping in a vehicle that was reported stolen at a grocery store parking lot.

North Carolina officials cancelled an Amber Alert late Friday morning for Shylin Olandea Neal. They said the girl has been found safe but did not immediately provide details.

The High Point Enterprise reported she had been found safe in the sports utility vehicle in Greensboro. There was no immediate word on any arrests.

They say she was in an SUV that was stolen shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday.

The girl’s grandmother told WGHP-TV the keys were in the vehicle.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Witness to armed robbery shoots at woman’s attacker

Friday, August 30th, 2013

About 9:30 p.m., the Wilmington Police Department responded to a call about shots fired after a witness called 911.

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Police asking for help with missing girl

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a 17-year-old girl

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Revised permit grants Titan plant more time to build, higher emissions limit

Friday, August 30th, 2013

A revised air quality permit for the proposed, controversial Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne gives Titan America/Carolinas Cement Co. an additional 18 months to begin construction and changes the amount of emissions it can release.

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