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Dec 2, 2019

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture

CAROLINA JOURNAL: New federal rules could stifle developing N.C. hemp industry
North Carolina hemp farmers are bracing for an onslaught of federal regulation.

THE CENTER SQUARE: North Carolina snags $4M federal grant for distance learning and telemedicine
North Carolina is among 37 states that would receive grants earmarked for rural technology.


Economic Development

WECT: Downtown Wilmington economic meeting focuses on new housing, hotels
Growth is evident across New Hanover County as developers seize the opportunity to provide housing for a booming area.


Education

WXII: Gov. Cooper says lawmakers left town for holiday season without giving educators a pay raise 'they deserve'
Gov. Roy Cooper said that there are no talks scheduled to help North Carolina educators get “what they deserve” and receive a raise in time for the holidays.


Healthcare

LAURINBURG EXCHANGE: Doctor suing over Certificate of Need gets first court win
A doctor suing to overturn restrictions on patient care just won his first victory.


Government

WITN: Senate majority leader Brown won't seek 9th term
The majority leader of the state Senate says he will not seek re-election.

SPECTRUM NEWS: These New Laws Are Taking Effect in North Carolina
Significant changes to North Carolina’s justice system for young offenders and sex-related offenses begin this weekend.


Transportation

WRAL: Ribbon cutting marks Fayetteville Outer Loop official opening
With a snip of a red ribbon, state transportation leaders joined Fort Bragg and local officials Tuesday in officially opening another segment of the Fayetteville Outer Loop.

PORT CITY DAILY: NCDOT releases maps, public hearings next week for half-billion Brunswick-S.C. highway project
The North And South Carolina Departments of Transportation are jointly planning a half-billion-dollar highway project that would streamline traffic between southern Brunswick County and northern Myrtle Beach.