tax reform http://whqr.org en Candidate Profile: Bill Rabon (R), NC Senate, District 8 http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-bill-rabon-r-nc-senate-district-8 <p>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.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 54257 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Bill Rabon (R), NC Senate, District 8 State Tax on Entertainment and Nonprofit Events Goes Into Effect http://whqr.org/post/state-tax-entertainment-and-nonprofit-events-goes-effect <p>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.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48276 at http://whqr.org State Tax on Entertainment and Nonprofit Events Goes Into Effect Sales Tax Expansion to Impact Donations to Some Nonprofits http://whqr.org/post/sales-tax-expansion-impact-donations-some-nonprofits <p></p><p>Nonprofits around the region are grappling with the meaning of changes to state tax laws that go into effect <span data-term="goog_2134875797" tabindex="0">January 1st</span>.&nbsp; Mon, 23 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 47866 at http://whqr.org Sales Tax Expansion to Impact Donations to Some Nonprofits Business Brief: NHC GOP re-elects Amoroso; Governor appoints her to State Board of Elections http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-nhc-gop-re-elects-amoroso-governor-appoints-her-state-board-elections <p></p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>Several years later, the New Hanover County Republican Party re-elected Rhonda Amoroso to a second two-year term as Party Chair.&nbsp; Then, almost immediately, Governor Pat McCrory appointed her to the State Board of Elections.&nbsp;</p><p>According to state statute, Amoroso will have to step down from her County position, and the local GOP will select a new Chair.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 35822 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: NHC GOP re-elects Amoroso; Governor appoints her to State Board of Elections Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-state-rep-susi-hamilton-prepares-make-case-film-incentives <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:26:20 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 31514 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives