Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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One More Thing…

Half an hour northwest of Raleigh, past Cary and through the town of Morrisville, there’s not much to see on the four-lane stretch of Davis Drive north of the Wegman’s. There are some retail plazas and a few housing developments, but once you leave the town limits, it’s nothing but trees and scrubby underbrush. Half a mile up, hanging a

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declarationof the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of

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Working Too Hard Can Give You a Heart Attack

April 2, 2009 was a day that Representative Becky Carney and the handful of her colleagues will never forget. On that Thursday spring afternoon, as most of the other lawmakers were already packed up and heading out of Raleigh, the highly-revered Charlotte legislator — who was then serving just her fourth term in the House — was still in her

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Celebrating 75 Years of Israel’s Independence

On Wednesday, the General Assembly was graced by Anat Sultan-Dadon, Israel’s Consul General to the Southeastern United States, in an address to the House of Representatives. She was here to mark the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel’s independence and celebrate its special bond with the people of North Carolina. “In 75 short years we have come an incredibly

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