RALEIGH — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he’ll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics.
HAMLET — The Hamlet City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to not hold their traditional Fourth of July fireworks show for the second year in a row due to financial concerns stemming from April 2020 when the county switched to an ad valorem sales tax distribution method, causing significant loss of sales tax revenue for the city.
Lees-McRae College joined the “Growing Our Own Teachers” transfer program on Tuesday. Vice President of Enrollment at Lees-Mcrae Kevin Phillips (left) said this agreement provides so many options for students. RCC president Dr. Dale McInnis (right) said the additional education courses will make the transition “seamless.”
ROCKINGHAM — City Council unanimously approved a tolling agreement which puts mediation on hold for six months while Richmond County, Rockingham and Hamlet discuss a solution to the dispute over the sales tax distribution method.
HAMLET — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality on Tuesday approved International Tie Disposal’s application for a synthetic minor permit, which will allow the company to move forward with construction of a facility that will bring an estimated 55 jobs and $12 million in investment to the county but which caused nearby residents to fear damage to their health, quality of life, and a decrease in property values.
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right.