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Archive for August, 2014

NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s legislature has gone home for good after wrapping up their two-year session.

The Senate completed work Wednesday evening by approving a compromise with the House on cleaning up coal ash ponds and a bill on unemployment insurance records and adjourned. The House finished Wednesday afternoon. That means lawmakers won’t come back unless there’s a veto or special session until the next edition of the General Assembly in January.

This year’s work period began May 14 and ended seven weeks later than predictions by legislative leaders as negotiations on the budget, coal ash and economic incentives lingered.

House Speaker Thom Tillis suggested it’s possible Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers back to consider other economic incentives the governor wants approved. Sen. Tom Apodaca says he prefers not to return.

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StarNews modifies its public records request of Charter Day School Inc.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Publisher Bob Gruber’s letter reduces most of the financial information requested in seven budget categories from five years to two years.

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Bob Hunter hopes appointment provides advantage in Supreme Court race

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter says he hopes Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to appoint him to the Supreme Court will provide a leg up in his campaign to stay there.

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Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all.

Yesterday the NC House of Representatives defeated a bill that would have provided incentives for an economic development plan called Project Diamond in Brunswick County.

Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says the project is still in the works. He says they are still trying to find ways to remain competitive against two other states that also want the project.

Bradshaw would not say what company was involved in Project Diamond, but he did say it is not Continental Tire, as suggested on the House floor. Bradshaw said he’s not sure where that information came from.

He also said he and his team are working on 11 possible projects for the county.

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Carden named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

East Carolina senior quarterback Shane Carden is one of 43 players named to the initial 2014 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List according to a release by the organization Wednesday.

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