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Nov 18, 2019

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture  

INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE: One of a kind plant-based food pilot plant opens its doors at NC Research Campus in Kannapolis
The North Carolina Food Innovation Lab has officially made its home in Kannapolis.

CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS: Disaster relief clears General Assembly, on course for governor’s desk
The NC House and Senate approved $180 million in disaster recovery funding Thursday, along with an array of policy changes as the General Assembly wrapped up work for the year.


Economic Development

THE WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS: Pamlico Yacht works to create 207 jobs in Washington
A new yacht building company is set to bring 207 new jobs and a $12 million investment to Beaufort County over the next five years, adding to the rich tradition of boat building in the area.

ABC 11: NCFC, NC Courage CEO believes stadium is needed for Raleigh to become a 'great city'
For Raleigh to be a great city, the owner of the NC Football Club and North Carolina Courage believes the city needs to build an entertainment district south of downtown.


Education 

FOX 46 CHARLOTTE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approves salary increases for employees, posts more than 70 new positions
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education approved salary increases for teachers, assistant principals, principals and all other employees in a special called meeting Nov. 15. The Board also approved the addition of 72 student-support positions district-wide.


Government

THE WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. General Assembly clears 2020 congressional redistricting map; court challenge immediately filed
The proposed map that redraws North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts has cleared the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh, including changes that split Forsyth County between two districts and put Winston-Salem and Guilford County together in one.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: North Carolina lawmakers go home, next return in January
The North Carolina General Assembly has ended its brief return visit to Raleigh.


Healthcare

NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH NEWS: NC’s largest county-owned hospital weighs a potential sale
The hospital campus on Wilmington’s South 17th Street is teeming with activity. On a recent afternoon, golf carts ferried patients across the vast campus, which includes a plethora of buildings with imposing names: surgical pavilion, cancer center and emergency trauma center.

WFMY NEWS: Randolph Health Plans To Introduce Replacement Healthcare System For County
The longtime healthcare provider says they've applied for funding that would ultimately require their replacement.


Transportation

TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Jones Street pushes through NCDOT infusion to address cash crunch
A potential fix to North Carolina Department of Transportation’s ongoing cash flow situation passed in the state's House of Representatives Thursday just before 3 p.m. - albeit with some debate.

WSOC TV: After years of construction, delays, fines, all I-77 express lanes open
After four years of construction, all the sections of the Interstate 77 express lanes opened early Sunday morning.