tax reform

Local - May 5
5:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Candidate Profile: Bill Rabon (R), NC Senate, District 8

Senator Bill Rabon has represented North Carolina Senate District Eight since 2010--and he’s hoping to carry forth through another term. Rabon, a native of Columbus County and a current Southport veterinarian, recently told WHQR that he doesn’t want to stay in the Senate so long he wears out his welcome. However, the incumbent Republican says he’s proud of what he’s accomplished in terms of transportation and tax reform, and would like to see these matters—as well as initiatives related to job creation and education—through to completion.

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Local - December 31
5:50 am
Tue December 31, 2013

State Tax on Entertainment and Nonprofit Events Goes Into Effect

Programming at downtown Wilmington's Thalian Hall will be subject to the new privilege tax.
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Today is the last chance to pay the usual admission to movies, museums and cultural events. Effective New Year’s Day, the State General Assembly is imposing a 4.75% privilege tax on admission to such entertainment—which includes a host of nonprofit events.

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Local
11:00 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Sales Tax Expansion to Impact Donations to Some Nonprofits

Thalian Hall's mainstage theater
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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Nonprofits around the region are grappling with the meaning of changes to state tax laws that go into effect January 1st. 

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Business Brief: NHC GOP re-elects Amoroso; Governor appoints her to State Board of Elections

Rhonda Amoroso, Board Member, NC State Board of Elections

It wasn’t until the addition of Sarah Palin to the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 that Rhonda Amoroso’s desire to create political change in the Cape Fear region re-ignited. 

Several years later, the New Hanover County Republican Party re-elected Rhonda Amoroso to a second two-year term as Party Chair.  Then, almost immediately, Governor Pat McCrory appointed her to the State Board of Elections. 

According to state statute, Amoroso will have to step down from her County position, and the local GOP will select a new Chair. 

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Local
4:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives

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North Carolina’s tax code is nearly a century old and state lawmakers are looking hard at options to bring the system up-to-date without triggering unintended and potentially negative consequences. 

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