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Politics and General Assignments Reporter — Fayetteville Observer

Justice system, legislative and general assignment reporter, and political columnist for The Fayetteville Observer

NC House sends Historic Property Tax Credit bill to NC Senate - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

House to vote Historic Property Tax Credit bill on Wednesday, could help Prince Charles Hotel - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business — The credit has been used throughout the state. A group of Fayetteville businessmen last year hoped to use it in their plan to redevelop the decaying Prince Charles Hotel. They gave up on the project because the credit was canceled. They said they couldn't make a profitable business model without the credit.

Fayetteville lawyer Mike Williford to serve on UNC Board of Governors - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business — Williford is the senior partner of Williford, Hollers, Crenshaw, Boliek & Frangakis. He attended two UNC schools that will fall under his purview. In 1979 he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1983 he earned his law degree from N.C.

Lawmakers want to keep legal ads in newspapers, cities & counties want to go online only - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — The print ads, typically placed in newspaper classified advertising pages, are also a source of revenue for the newspapers. The N.C. League of Municipalities and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners oppose the printed ad requirement. They support a competing bill that would allow them to quit buying the printed ads and instead have cities and counties publish these notices on their websites.

Deal promises cheaper electricity in Red Springs, Lumberton and Laurinburg - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — The power bills are high in these 32 communities because their publicly owned electric utilities have been struggling for years to pay down a heavy debt. The group incurred the debt to help build two nuclear power plants and two coal-fired plants. This debt forced them to impose higher electricity rates than typically charged elsewhere.

Civil War re-enactors bring history to life at Fayetteville exhibit — Army Lt. Andrew Callahan looked doubtfully Saturday afternoon at a hole cut into the toe of Bren Woodard's Civil-War authentic shoes. Woodard, a Confederate Civil War re-enactor from Greenville, said he marches long distances in the beat-up footwear, the tread of soles made of nails, the heels made of U-shaped pieces of metal.

Some area lawmakers back bill for local police review boards - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — All cities, towns and counties in North Carolina would gain permission to create such review boards under the legislation, House Bill 193 "Prohibit Discriminatory Profiling." The bill is being pushed by state Rep. Rodney Moore of Charlotte and has the backing of Rep. Elmer Floyd of Fayetteville.

North Carolina bill would ease requirements on specialty license plates for vets — RALEIGH, N.C. - On and off for years, North Carolina has offered a specialty license plate to military veterans. But no plates have ever been issued because two few veterans have requested them within the time period set by the law.

19th century maps show streets of young Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — When retired Army Col. William Dougald MacMillan IV died in July 2013, he left a legacy of Fayetteville history: a cache of 34 maps of the town printed in the early 1820s. Soon those maps will be put up for of sale, said lawyer Hal Broadfoot, who has been assisting MacMillan's family with the estate.

Woolverton: Lawmakers miss chance to cut taxes in magistrate law - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — No one in the debate questioned the underlying premise that a magistrate or clergy member is necessary to seal the marriage contract. Fayetteville's senators who voted for Wednesday's marriage legislation, Republican Wesley Meredith and Democrat Ben Clark III, could have taken a step back and given a hard, comprehensive look at the entire civil marriage process as practiced in North Carolina.
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Mar 29, 2015

VA takes 2 years to respond to FayObserver public records request. Response is: Still want these records?…

Mar 26, 2015

Noted: Sen Rucho did not sign the Gas Tax Compromise bill… (neither did Rep. Brawley but he has been away) -… #ncga

Mar 26, 2015

RT @CraigMWhitlock: Turkey finally relents and will allow US to fly armed Predator #drones from Incirlik Air Base into Syria.…

Mar 26, 2015

Gas Tax to be 36 cents/gallon starting 4/1/15, then 35 cents starting 1/1/16, 34 cents 7/1/16, then a formula starts on 1/1/17 #ncga #ncpol

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