State Supreme Court skeptical of mandatory buffer for Orange County horse farm

Questions during oral arguments Wednesday suggest the North Carolina Supreme Court does not favor mandating a 30-foot buffer between an Orange County subdivision and a neighboring horse farm. Plaintiff Alison Arter sued the county and property owners involved with the Array subdivision in 2021.

CJ Staff

National settlement doesn’t change core mission for NC realtors

The fabric of North Carolina communities is woven with the dreams of homeownership — dreams that are made tangible and transparent through the dedication of REALTORS®. Given the recent media coverage regarding the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) commission lawsuit settlement, achieving clarity is imperative. It’s important to dispel misconceptions and highlight the true, client-centered...

Tony Harrington

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Full state Appeals Court asked to rehear recent CON case

A hospital involved in a certificate-of-need legal dispute is asking the full North Carolina Court of Appeals to rehear a case involving a proposed emergency department in Buncombe County. But a competitor and the state Department of Health and Human Services want the court to publish its original decision.

CJ Staff

Implications of government interference in capping credit card fees

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enacted a new law in early March that bans credit card companies from collecting excessive late fees from customers, but the regulations have been slammed by numerous business entities for its potential impacts on small businesses. 

Brianna Kraemer

Advocates: ‘One Door’ policy would get welfare recipients back to work

North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday heard from experts on the so-called “One Door” welfare reform policy implemented by Utah, a policy that advocates say helped to streamline the system and get more welfare recipients back into the labor force. 

David N. Bass

The Debrief: Shining more light on NCInnovation

This week on “The Debrief”: President Biden returns to Raleigh. The North Carolina Republican Party elects a new chairman. Primary election results are in the books. Carolina Journal digs deeper into the details of NCInnovation. CJ shines light on state budget reserve funds that hide spending increases. Lawmakers take another look at plans to reduce...