Rick Henderson

By Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina’s deadline for accepting mail-in absentee ballots in this year’s election finally may be settled at the venue state conservative leaders wanted: the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a convoluted opinion the justices must reverse, state legislative leaders and dissenting appeals…

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Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded President Donald J. Trump for his support of the Lumbee Recognition Act, legislation co-introduced by Senator Tillis that would officially give the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina federal recognition.    Watch the video here. “I want to thank President Trump for his support for the Lumbee Recognition Act, legislation…

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By JOHN HOOD There are about 300,000 fewer jobs in North Carolina today than there were in February, before the start of the COVID-19 recession. That’s a 7.5% drop in total employment — the biggest decline in the southern United States. Our labor market also compares poorly on other measures. Our September unemployment rate of…

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NCDHHS Adds New Clusters Report toCOVID-19 Dashboard; Releases Guidance for Private Gatherings  In the past two weeks, North Carolina has seen an increase in COVID-19 clusters from social events and other gatherings such as parties, family gatherings, weddings and funerals according to a new weekly report the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added today…

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The Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Water Resources (DWR) will conduct an online public hearing on October 20, 2020 to discuss the proposed removal of the supplemental Swamp (Sw) classification and a portion of a water quality management plan, for an area of the Cape Fear River located in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties (Cape…

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the recipients of over $1.25 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The funding will be used for projects that enhance the quality of specialty crops grown in North Carolina. “North Carolina is one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the…

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On October 12, Bladen County Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser approved the Addendum to the Consent Order requiring Chemours to take significant additional actions to reduce PFAS entering the Cape Fear River. The judge entered the Addendum in its entirety, which will mean expanded relief for downstream communities as the major pathways for PFAS pollution entering the…

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By Kari Travis and Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is hiding something, say Senate Republicans challenging a back-room, Democrat-led deal to rewrite state election laws. Stein — a Democrat who’s running for re-election and is the state’s top law enforcement officer — might learn something about government transparency from…

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Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded President Trump for granting a disaster declaration for North Carolina and ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Isaias. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for…

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