News Reports (Page 3)

  • Cooper vetoes election measure, signs film subsidy bill

    The 2017-18 General Assembly may soon try to keep alive its unblemished record of overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes. Cooper on Monday vetoed the 13th bill since he took office in January, nixing Senate Bill 656, an election-reform measure which would ease ballot access for minor parties and unaffiliated candidates and…

  • Apple clean energy project fined for environmental violations

    The N.C. Division of Environmental Quality has fined Apple Computer’s data center in Maiden more than $40,000 for violating the state’s Solid Waste Management Act. Correspondence between Apple and state inspectors indicates Apple believed it followed state laws and that Bloom Energy — the maker of the fuel…

  • Legislature makes film subsidy permanent, shifts appeals to AG

    State Rep. Ted Davis, R-New Hanover, bucked conservative critics who strenuously objected to making a $30-million taxpayer subsidy to Hollywood a permanent annual state allocation. In fact, he helped lead the charge to approve Senate Bill 582, an omnibus measure that repealed a…

  • Board of Governors meets about meetings

    CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is rethinking how it does business. A board subcommittee Oct. 4 held a “meeting to discuss meetings.” The BOG, which sets policies and approves university budgets, must meet at least six times a year. But those discussions…

  • Innovative School District shrinks list to four candidates

    Four schools remain candidates for the Innovative School District, but that list no longer includes Lakewood Elementary in Durham County and R.B. Dean Elementary in Robeson County. The final four, ISD Superintendent Eric Hall announced during October’s State Board of Education meeting, are: Durham Public…