RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers are reportedly considering some form of Medicaid expansion as part of a final budget deal with Gov. Roy Cooper that would also bring tax cuts and other free-market policy gains on key issues.
RALEIGH — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state’s largest counties.
On October 21, 2021, the Lumber River Council of Governments (LRCOG) celebrated 49 years of excellence and recognized individuals who have generously given their time and energy to the work of the LRCOG. Rufus Duckworth, LRCOG Board of Directors Chairman, presided over the event.
The rural-urban divergence in North Carolina has become so acute that it turned one of the most right-wing politicians in the state into one of the most left-wing. Six years ago, promoting a scheme to redistribute sales tax money from urban counties to rural ones, ultra-conservative Senator Harry Brown declared that our state had fractured into “two North Carolinas.” He protested too much; Brown’s main preoccupation had been removing the blind and the aged from the Medicaid roles. But for all its insincerity, the charge that our state faces growing inequality is beyond doubt.
ROCKINGHAM — The race for mayor of Rockingham is more contentious than it has been in years, with two challengers looking to take incumbent Mayor Steve Morris’s spot — the first time Morris has faced any competition since his first mayoral campaign in 2013 when he defeated David Browder.
HAMLET — Rosaura De Watson of Bennettsville, S.C., is now a proud American citizen, a status she didn’t have a few weeks ago. On Sept. 16, De Watson was granted U.S. citizenship after passing the required exams and successfully completing the interview process with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.