NC Politics in the News

January 28, 2019

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


THE ENTERPRISE: Farmers could receive hurricane relief checks this month
A leading agriculture advocate in the North Carolina Senate told farmers and their families Thursday that farmers can expect to see checks from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 before month’s end.

Economic Development

NC COMMERCE: New Initiative Will Help Communities Expand Economic Development Capacity
The North Carolina Department of Commerce is investing $260,000 in Downtown Strong, a program to build local government capacity by providing economic development planning and revitalization resources and guidance. The program is a result of feedback gleaned from Governor Cooper’s Hometown Strong initiative.

TRIAD BUSINESS JOURNAL: New industrial park latest evidence of rapid Davie County growth
Two people involved in the project say the Gildan plant paved the way for new development.


SPECTRUM NEWS: 3D Technology Changing Healthcare
3D printing technology is leading to new healthcare methods, some innovated right here in North Carolina.

In the Courts

WRAL NEWS: NC chief justice to resign next month
North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin is leaving the state’s Supreme Court after 20 years to become a Virginia law school dean.


WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Delays in NC tax refunds expected as tax filing season starts Monday
Tax-filing season officially begins today in North Carolina, with state Revenue Department officials warning that some refunds may take longer than normal this time around.


NGT News: New Round of Clean Transportation Grants Opens in N.C.
The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at North Carolina State University has announced a request for proposals (RFP) through the 2019 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project.