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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo
March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.

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More rural WNC would win in new NC sales tax plan as Buncombe, Watauga lose millions

March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that w ...

Asheville Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer made a presentation in 2012 to legislators studying the city's water system. Lissa Gotwals/Carolina Public Press file photo

Raleigh Report: It’s a city vs. rural thing — or is it?

March 17, 2015, 1 Comment

Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too ...


At the NCGA, a tide of bills regarding annexation, school calendars, ERA

March 9, 2015, No comments

Last week’s rapid thaw loosened more than the just the chunks of ice remaining on the sidewalks in Raleigh. With both of North Carolina's state gove ...

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    NC flags to be lowered in memory of Coach Dean Smith
    February 9, 2015, No comments

    Gov. Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 to sunset on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. This order is in memorial of former UNC Chapel Hill Men’s Basket ...