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  • Council OKs Plan Raising Cost of Greensboro Arts Center

    GREENSBORO — In December the City Council agreed to take on more bond debt to close the $10 million budget gap on the projected cost of building the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. The original cost estimate for the Tanger Center was $65 million, with the city contributing…

  • Developer Sues Greensboro, Saying Stiffed Him on Grant

    GREENSBORO — In the lawsuit, developer Eric Robert claims Greensboro “has breached the contracts it entered into to fund the South Elm Street Redevelopment by failing and refusing to provide any funds for the remediation or renovation of the Mill, proximately causing Mr. Robert and QUB to suffer actual, special…

  • Several Bills Would Alter Local Governing Boards

    GREENSBORO — Several bills altering the makeup of local governments are working their way through the current General Assembly session, raising charges by liberal advocates and pundits that the GOP-led legislature is maneuvering to give Republicans a foothold in local governments that now are under Democratic control. The most controversial…

  • FCC Ruling Could Overturn State Broadband Law

    RALEIGH — North Carolina is bracing for a decision by Federal Communications Commission officials that could overturn the state law placing limits on municipal broadband, potentially saddling local taxpayers with new debt they would not be required to approve.The decision is expected to be handed down at the FCC’s Feb.

  • Incumbent Rep. Queen Again Meets Challenger Clampitt in HD119

    RALEIGH — District 119 is deep in the North Carolina mountains. Although incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Sam Queen has raised more than $110,000 during the election cycle, three times Mike Clampitt’s fundraising total, the challenger has $2,871 cash on hand — double the $1,463 reported by Queen — and the…

  • Education, Medicaid, Fracking Divide Presnell and Hicks in HD 118

    RALEIGH — Education is the campaign focus as the North Carolina House District 118 race heads toward the finish line. At least that’s the issue Democratic opponent Dean Hicks will concentrate on as he hopes to defeat incumbent Rep. Michele Presnell, a Republican. Both are former Yancey County commissioners.

  • Counties Using Schools To Justify Sales Tax Hikes

    GREENSBORO — Guilford, and possibly Wake and Rockingham, will join Bladen, Mecklenburg, Richmond, and Brunswick counties with “local option sales tax referendums” on the Nov. 4 ballot. Each measure would hike the current tax rate by 0.25 percent. But a bill in the General Assembly could quash Mecklenburg’s referendum and…

  • High Point Mayoral Race Promises Fireworks

    HIGH POINT — Adding to High Point’s problems was the controversy surrounding incumbent Mayor Bernita Sims. In October the City Council approved a resolution requesting her resignation following a State Bureau of Investigation probe into the handling of her late sister’s estate. The 6-3 vote was along racial lines, prompting…

  • Four Democrats Hope To Succeed Retiring Rep. Tolson in District 23

    RALEIGH — The district, covering Edgecombe and Martin counties, is strongly Democratic. Because no Republicans filed to run, the winner of the May 6 primary or a July 15 runoff among Taro Knight, Rusty Holderness, Branson Williams, and Shelley Willingham would be the presumptive representative in the 2015 General Assembly.