News Reports (Page 3)

  • No vote (yet) on craft brewery bill

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was corrected after initial publication to clarify that the committee replaced the original House Bill 500 with a Proposed Committee Substitute before any debate began. We regret the error. The clock ran out before House members had a chance to decide whether to loosen some rules…

  • Craft brewers not giving up on expanding self-distribution

    North Carolina lawmakers late Tuesday night stripped from House Bill 500 a provision that would have lifted the proverbial cap on the state’s most successful brewers and effectively allows distributors to retain control of the retail market. Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson,…

  • Governor appoints eight to State Banking Commission

    Former state senator Don Vaughn of Greensboro and former U.S. ambassador Mark Erwin are among Gov. Roy Cooper’s eight appointees to the State Banking Commission. “North Carolina is a leader in banking, and this Commission provides important expertise and oversight for our state’s banks,” Cooper said…

  • Foxx pushing feds to limit rules swamping local schools

    U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th District, wants federal bureaucrats to quit swamping states with education mandates that are left over from the Obama administration. In a recent interview, Foxx, the new chairwoman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, told McClatchy media that…

  • High Point council OKs stadium, but where’s the team?

    HIGH POINT­­­ — Greensboro has its downtown baseball stadium. Winston-Salem has its downtown baseball stadium. So why shouldn’t High Point — the Triad’s redheaded stepchild — have its own downtown baseball stadium? It should — or at least the City Council said so April 3, when…

  • State superintendent responds to State Board of Education lawsuit

    RALEIGH — Conflict between the State Board of Education, the state superintendent of public instruction, and the General Assembly may not be resolved anytime soon. The rub started last year when lawmakers stripped the board of some of its powers, handing them over to newly elected Superintendent Mark Johnson,…

  • House Medicaid expansion plan getting chilly reception

    If it is modeled after a Medicaid expansion program, and is funded like a Medicaid expansion program, it is a Medicaid expansion program. That’s what health care analyst Nic Horton says. Horton, a senior research fellow at the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability, which has scrutinized…

  • Bill gives North Carolina schools more options in recruiting teachers

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers are trying to give schools more options in hiring teachers. With rural and low-performing schools struggling to keep teachers, legislators are inventing new ways to recruit them. House Bill 634, Private Alternative Teacher Preparation, would let professionals begin teaching while meeting…