RALEIGH — Targeted tax incentives do not boost North Carolina’s competitiveness, and no one should be surprised that businesses in larger, wealthier counties collect the most incentives. That’s the assessment of a university researcher who hopes to study incentives for the state.
ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Sanford Holshouser law firm, founded by two former governors, is emerging as a key player in developments surrounding the Randy Parton Theatre in Roanoke Rapids. Adding to the political firepower attracted by the troubled project, the two leading Democratic candidates for governor have made the theater’s problems a campaign issue.
RALEIGH — Foundations that promote a troubling forecast from the threat of global warming might be more intimately involved than previously known with North Carolina’s hired directors for its Climate Action Plan Advisory Group.
ROANOKE RAPIDS — A state-funded economic developer who recruited Randy Parton to headline a theater in northeast North Carolina owned a one-third interest in the company that managed the theater, documents show.
MANTEO — N.C. Cultural Resources Secretary Libba Evans and her husband purchased a lot last year in an exclusive new Manteo waterfront development after a commission in her department eliminated stringent tree-cutting regulations on the land where the lot is situated.