Tag:Carrington

  • Hagan’s Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company

    RALEIGH — Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing — a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles “Chip” Hagan III, Sen. Hagan’s husband — received a $250,644 stimulus grant that was used for the solar project Green State Power installed at a 300,000-square-foot facility in…

  • DENR Ends ‘Misleading’ Wind-Power Scheme

    RALEIGH — The campaign informed visitors that fossil fuels are responsible for global warming and encouraged them to help expand the use of power from “renewable” sources by purchasing “renewable energy certificates,” which have been pitched as a way to offset electricity generation from fossil fuels. Though the program ended…

  • Elections Board Looking At Wray Spending

    RALEIGH — Responding to a State Board of Elections investigation looking into the possible use of campaign funds for personal benefit, state Rep. Michael Wray, D-Northampton, has submitted a document to the board that is at odds with public statements he has made about his campaign fund spending. Wray paid…

  • Senior House Democrat Has Six-Figure Tax Debt

    RALEIGH — State Rep. Michael Wray, a Democrat from Gaston who serves as deputy minority leader in the state House of Representatives, owes more than $100,000 in past-due federal, state, and local taxes, according to public records on file in Northampton and Halifax Counties. In February, the IRS filed two…

  • Hollowell’s Plan Included Parton Reality Show, Museum, Winery

    RALEIGH — Dare County developer Ray Hollowell told Carolina Journal that he and developer Rick Watson signed a promotion agreement in March 2008 with Dolly Parton’s sister, Cassie Parton King, and Cassie’s husband, Scott King, to push development at South Mountain in Burke County. The marketing plan was developed in…

  • Illegal Immigrants Sentenced In IRS Fraud Scheme

    RALEIGH — Two Honduran men living illegally in eastern North Carolina each will spend more than four years in federal prison for their roles in a scheme to collect millions of dollars in federal income tax refunds filed under fictitious identities, one of which was used to register to vote…

  • Impact of Film Industry On N.C. Jobs Unclear

    RALEIGH — The 25-percent refundable state tax credit offered to film production companies may be in trouble. New legislation may be drafted to preserve incentives for filmmakers, but it’s not clear how many jobs the industry provides in North Carolina, and whether offering tax credits is a net economic benefit to…

  • Tax Fraud Season Has Arrived

    RALEIGH — As income-tax filing season for the 2013 tax year reaches its peak, billions of dollars in fraudulent refunds continue to flow to scam artists using stolen or fabricated identities and fake dependents to take advantage of a major loophole in the way the federal government issues refunds to…

  • Tax Preparer Says Mexicans Recruited in Fraud Scheme

    RALEIGH — In February, a North Carolina tax preparer of Hispanic descent told Carolina Journal that several tax preparers in her community help their clients commit federal income tax fraud by claiming tax credits for children who either do not exist or do not live in the United States. Each…

  • National Average Goal Unique To Education Pay

    RALEIGH — Education leaders and some politicians for years have urged that pay for educators in North Carolina be at “the national average,” a goal used for no other employment sector in the state as a metric to gauge the appropriateness of pay.