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Bald Head Island, transportation provider split on lawsuit’s timeline

The Village of Bald Head Island and the provider of transportation services to and from the mainland are taking contrasting approaches to the timeline for resolving a legal dispute. Competing court filings Thursday at the North Carolina Court of Appeals exposed the divide.

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ROI: NC Innovation spent big on lobbying, staff bonuses, before receiving $250 million in taxpayer funds

According to documents obtained by Carolina Journal in response to a public records request, the nonprofit, NC Innovation (NCI), spent at least $288,000 on lobbying state lawmakers during critical budget negotiations in the summer of 2023. Subsequently, NCI was written in to the state's two-year spending plan as one of its largest line items.

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Feeding NC: strategy to grow agriculture takes shape

Agriculture and agribusiness remain the number one industry in North Carolina, reaching a milestone of $103.2 billion in economic impact, according to a June 2023 NC State report. Some stakeholders are launching an initiative to keep the industry thriving and flourishing well into the future.

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Mexico surpasses China in goods imported to US. What about NC?

For the first time in more than two decades, China has been knocked off the top spot when it comes to the source of goods imported to the United States. According to 2023 trade reports US imports from Mexico rose nearly 5% in 2023 to more than $475 billion, while imports from China fell 20%...

Jeff Moore
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Appeals Court wrestles with rooftop solar dispute

North Carolina’s second-highest court will decide in the months ahead whether the state Utilities Commission made a mistake when it changed the way utility companies credit owners of rooftop solar panels for the energy they produce. A three-judge appellate panel heard an hour of oral arguments on the topic Wednesday morning.

CJ Staff