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Dec 23, 2019

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture

NATIONAL HOG FARMER: North Carolina pork industry continues to be economic powerhouse
North Carolina's hog and pork processing industry continues to be an economic powerhouse, generating more than $10 billion in economic output for the state, according to a new economic impact report prepared by North Carolina State University.

THE WASHINGTON DAILY: Local Farmer tapped to lead N.C. Farm Bureau
Growing up on the south side of the river in Chocowinity, agriculture has always been a big part of Shawn Harding's life. 


Economic Development

ABC 11: Microsoft to create 500 new jobs in Morrisville with average salary of $125K
Microsoft will bring 500 new high-paying jobs to Morrisville by 2023.

COASTAL REVIEW: NC Counties See Benefit From Va Wind Farm
Economic developers in northeastern North Carolina counties expect to benefit from Dominion Energy’s plan for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach.


Education

WSOTV: NC Superintendent: 70K third-graders promoted despite failing reading requirements
North Carolina's superintendent of public instruction is alleging that more than 70,000 third-grade students have been wrongly promoted since 2014 even though they did not meet mandated reading requirements.


Healthcare

WNCT: DHHS expanding outpatient treatment options at Walter B. Jones Center
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding services at the Walter B. Jones Center to include outpatient opioid treatment for residents of eastern North Carolina.


Government

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Here’s your look at NC candidates running for statewide races and who has challengers
North Carolina voters will choose a governor, U.S. senator, members of Congress, Council of State, judges and the entire state legislature in 2020


Transportation

TRAFFIC TECH TODAY: North Carolina universities to study future ‘disruptive’ transportation challenges
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has selected research programs at three public universities to each receive US $1m grants to study the state’s future transportation challenges and develop ways to improve safety and mobility.

WNCT: N.C. receives good transportation news as deal advances Southeast Rail Corridor
North Carolina has received good transportation news as an important agreement reached this week will advance plans to improve the Southeast’s freight and passenger rail network.