Displaying items by tag: governor

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants to increase the state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year from $27 billion to $29.3 billion, an increase of 8.5%. The money would come from $6.2 billion in additional revenue spelled out in the state’s latest forecast.

Published in Local News

On April 22, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Put that way, it sounds rather routine, but it isn't.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is among the top 10 Democrats named in The Washington Post’s quarterly Democratic presidential candidate ranking for 2024 released on April 16. Cooper came in at 6th place, down from 5th in its last ranking. The paper calls him "one leading contender you hear the least about” and says he is a “Biden-style candidate who checks lots of boxes.”

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Executive Director Cameron Ingram announced today that he has invoked Emergency Powers to activate a localized response plan to assist with the detection and isolation of Chronic Wasting Disease in Yadkin and Surry counties and the surrounding areas. The decision was made in consultation with Gov. Roy Cooper and State Veterinarian Dr. Michael Martin.

Published in Local News

Abraham Lincoln famously said of Ulysses S. Grant in the early days of the Civil War, “I can’t spare this man — he fights.” After playing defense on social issues — and doing it rather poorly for decades — conservatives are echoing a similar sentiment about politicians willing to take up the fight against illiberal ideologies.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The 2021 governors’ report was released by the free-market-focused American Legislative Exchange Council in late March, and many conservatives were surprised that Democratic N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper received a better-than-average rating on his performance. Cooper had the fourth-best ranking for a Democrat and was 22nd overall among the 50 state governors. But analysts, including ALEC’s chief economist, were quick to point out that in the areas in which he did best, Cooper can hardly claim all the credit. 

Published in Local News

MONCURE — A Vietnamese automaker has announced plans to build a $4 billion electric-vehicle assembly and battery-manufacturing plant at Triangle Innovation Point in Moncure, about 30 miles west of the Triangle. To attract the newly formed company, the state and Chatham County promise to spend nearly $1.2 billion in incentives over the next 32 years. Meantime, VinFast is working to secure $1 billion in investment money to build the plant.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper said North Carolina's state of emergency will continue, despite declining COVID numbers.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Nearly half a billion dollars in first-time unemployment benefits in North Carolina were not paid out in a timely manner during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to an audit released from State Auditor Beth Wood’s office on Monday. The Division of Employment Security didn’t issue $438 million of first unemployment benefit payments during the period of Jan. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate voted Wednesday evening to adjourn the longest long session of the legislature in decades, effective March 10. The adjournment resolution calls to reconvene the state legislature on April 4, then gavel out until May 4. The beginning of the short session would officially begin on May 18.

Published in Local News
Page 1 of 7

Lutz, Nechvilova earn first Al…

ROCKINGHAM — A pair of Lady Raider soccer players were selected to this year’s All-Sandhills Athletic Conference team. Read more

Sandhills Center announces Jun…

WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of... Read more

Hamlet High School grads celeb…

HAMLET — More than 350 former students, staff and spouses celebrated the 100th anniversary of the former Hamlet High School this past weekend. Read more

N.C. Senate bill looks to help…

RALEIGH — Hemp growers and retailers in North Carolina may be helped by a provision in a Senate bill that was discussed in Senate’s Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Senate Standing Committee... Read more

OPINION: Governor’s office mus…

As most voters have shown they understand, Roy Cooper has been one of the best governors in modern North Carolina history. He’s a skilled lawyer, pragmatic politician, and a caring... Read more

N.C. Parents' Bill of Rights h…

RALEIGH — A “Parents' Bill of Rights” will get its first discussion in committee Wednesday morning in the N.C. Senate. Senate leaders in the N.C. General Assembly outlined the measure... Read more

Richmond County Sheriff's Offi…

ROCKINGHAM — Two men are charged with murder in connection to homicide last week in the Little Philadelphia community. Read more

Wallace becomes 8th RSHS stude…

ROCKINGHAM — Another student-athlete at Richmond Senior High School signed her letter of commitment on Tuesday. Read more

Hamlet Police charge 18-year-o…

HAMLET— A teen already facing robbery and attempted murder charges is accused in another recent robbery. Read more

- Richmond County Sheriff's Office charges 2 in Little Philadelphia murder - Hamlet Police charge 18-year-old in robbery - Riggins shreds to win at Rockingham Speedway for MB Drift's first comp of... Read more