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RALEIGH — Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the contribution limit for North Carolina political campaigns will increase by $200, from $5,400 to $5,600. No individual or political committee may contribute more than $5,600 to a candidate committee or political committee in any election.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 11:49

OPINION: The real scandal of the spending bill

Last week Congress passed a massive coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill. President Trump threatened to veto the bill, saying he wants an increase in the amount for “stimulus” checks authorized by the bill from 600 dollars to 2,000 dollars.

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PEMBROKE— UNC Pembroke has been awarded $3.4 million in two federal grants to support the establishment of an American Indian Heritage Center aimed at increasing the retention and graduation rates of American Indian students. Of the total funding received, $1.5 million will support the establishment of a new American Indian Heritage Center at UNC Pembroke.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 14 December 2020 10:14

OPINION: Compensate victims of regulation

As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other reserves.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — Leaders in the General Assembly and governor say they have reached a deal to ensure $30 million for the GREAT rural broadband program.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 16:50

OP-ED: Rural broadband a great grant issue

On Sept. 3, a bipartisan supermajority in the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $30 million for rural broadband to help rural areas impacted by the pandemic.

Published in Opinion

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees was given an update at its monthly meeting Tuesday how the College is using funds from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund to make its short-term training classes more affordable for students.

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ROCKINGHAM — The United Way of Richmond County is scaling down for this year’s annual Day of Caring.

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RALEIGH — Judge David Lee, the overseer of the Leandro case, approved a plan on Tuesday, Sept. 1, calling for millions more in education spending to meet North Carolina’s constitutional obligation to provide a sound, basic education to every child.

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RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion COVID-19 package during a Tuesday, Sept. 1, news conference. The proposal — which they plan to pass this week during a two-day session — sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper, who earlier released his budget priorities. Those priorities differ drastically from Republicans’ plans.

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