NC Politics in the News

October 1, 2018

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


WRAL NEWS: UNC announces $2 million initiative to help students affected by Hurricane Florence
UNC Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new $2 million initiative during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday that will help students and families that were affected Hurricane Florence.

ABC 11: North Carolina education leaders create Hurricane Florence relief fund for teachers, students
As the Hurricane Florence damage to North Carolina’s schools begins to be assessed, a bipartisan group of current and former North Carolina education leaders are letting teachers and students who lost everything in the storm know that help is on the way.

Economic Development

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Florence will cost farmers more than $1 billion in lost crops and livestock
North Carolina is slowly getting back to business as Florence’s floodwaters recede.

JACKSONVILLE DAILY NEWS: Florence leaves mark on area economy
For Onslow County after Hurricane Florence, businesses are not quite back to business as usual — but officials are hopeful.


THE DAILY TARHEEL: Hurricane Florence could impact midterm elections in some NC counties
Even with Hurricane Florence over, North Carolina residents continue to feel its effects as many are still displaced or without power. These conditions not only impact the daily lives of residents but could also impact their ability to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.


THE WASHINGTON POST: More headaches as Florence’s waters overtake toxic pits and hog lagoons
Even as skies began to clear over North Carolina on Tuesday, concern about environmental damage mounted after days of pounding rain left two dozen hog farms seeping waste, 3.4 million dead chickens and turkeys, widespread mandates to boil drinking water, and workers trying to prevent coal ash waste from leaking out of a landfill.

CNN: Coal ash likely entering North Carolina river, environmentalists say
Coal ash is likely entering the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina, environmentalists said Friday. Rising water in the area, due to heavy rain and storm surge from Hurricane Florence, is still a problem.


THE LAURINBURG EXCHANGE: Medicaid reform hits homestretch in North Carolina
As chief budget writer in the House, state Rep. Nelson Dollar is accustomed to dealing with big numbers. But he marvels at the pending $6 billion layout to launch the first phase of the state’s Medicaid transformation to a managed care format.

Justice & Public Safety

WCTI 12: Storm-related death in Craven County marks 36th person killed from Hurricane Florence
Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced a man in Craven County died while cleaning up storm debris from Hurricane Florence.

Special Session

SPECTRUM NEWS: NC lawmakers to hold a special session on Florence
Hurricane Florence was only in North Carolina for less than a week, but left months of devastation behind.