News Reports (Page 706)

  • Counties Contend With Land Shortage

    RALEIGH — Greensboro and Guilford County officials are examining how to address a significant problem in attracting new businesses to their community: a lack of suitable land for large new industrial sites. “We have a critical shortage” of land for industry, Dan Lynch, senior vice president for the Greensboro Economic…

  • Privaris Head Helped Other Project

    RALEIGH — The president of a fingerprint technology company, which received more than $300,000 from the state Tobacco Trust Fund despite creating no new permanent jobs, helped the state-funded North Carolina's Northeast Partnership with another project just as he launched his own business. Barry Johnson, chairman, president, and chief executive…

  • House Approves Stalker Undercover Bill

    RALEIGH — The N.C. House has approved a bill that would allow state investigators to go undercover to find stalkers of children on the Internet. The Child Exploitation Prevention Act passed the House unanimously on Wednesday. The Senate had approved the bill earlier, and now it will return to the…

  • $12 M Goes to Low-Income Homes

    RALEIGH — Thirty counties in North Carolina will receive a total of $12 million from federal grants for repairs to homes of low-income owners. The money will come from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Scattered Site Housing awards. The grants are distributed by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s…

  • Court Allows Fayetteville Annexation

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected as untimely challenges to a proposed large-scale annexation by Fayetteville. The ruling would allow the annexation to proceed unless the N.C. Supreme Court decides to hear the case. Battle lines were drawn Nov. 24, 2003 when Fayetteville adopted an annexation…

  • ‘Military Value’ at core of BRAC process

    RALEIGH — Under the Pentagon's base closure and realignment proposal released in May, Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville would lose most of its flying operations and become essentially an extension of neighboring Ft. Bragg. The move would come despite the Air Force's own calculations that Pope is among the…

  • States Deal With “Leandro” Issues

    RALEIGH — In Kansas, the plaintiff was Montoy. In Connecticut, it was Sheff, and Brigham filed the complaint in Vermont. The Leandro lawsuit, in which the state Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina has a constitutional obligation to adequately fund education in its poorer counties, has had sibling cases in…

  • Labonte Prefers Daytona Location

    RALEIGH — The father of NASCAR champions Terry and Bobby Labonte says he thinks the NASCAR Hall of Fame being pursued by North Carolina officials should be built in Daytona Beach, Fla., not in Charlotte, and that no public funds should be invested in the project, regardless of its location.