Aug 30

Senate Passes Plan to Find, Treat, Remove GenX in Cape Fear River

Responding to feedback from citizens across the lower Cape Fear region, the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that will immediately empower local officials to begin improving water quality in the Cape Fear River while helping ensure the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) promptly enforces the law against the company that dumped the contaminant GenX into […]

Aug 15

Senators Will Call Legislative Hearing to Get Answers on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – Members of the North Carolina Senate announced Tuesday they intend to call a legislative hearing to obtain answers after Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration failed to answer the overwhelming majority of direct questions they posed about inconsistencies in his administration’s handling of the discharge of GenX in the Cape Fear River and how his additional appropriations […]

Aug 9

Senators Respond to Cooper’s Request on GenX

Raleigh, N.C. – The co-chairs of the Senate Committee on Agriculture / Environment / Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Natural, and Economic Resources, as well as senators representing the lower Cape Fear region responded Wednesday to a request from Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration for an additional appropriation to monitor and study GenX.  Below is the […]

Aug 2

Joint Redistricting Committee Seeks Public Input on Criteria

Raleigh, NC: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell), chairmen of their respective chambers’ redistricting committees, announced Wednesday they are seeking comments from the public on criteria for drawing new legislative maps at the joint committee meeting scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. The chairs reemphasized that public comment is already being accepted via the […]

Jun 27

Goldsboro Veterans’ Cemetery to Remain Open

Funding for the operations and maintenance of the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro is already in state coffers, but an apparent misunderstanding of state law caused Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration to leave that funding out of their earlier base budget proposal to the legislature. State lawmakers have since identified the administration’s error and on […]

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