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Governor Pat McCrory and his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper visited Wilmington for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Power Breakfast series. Both took questions from the crowd regarding film incentives. Roy Cooper criticized Governor Pat McCrory for letting tax credits for film productions expire. He says data shows the film incentives were working and that there were benefits beyond those that could be calculated: “It gives North Carolina a positive image out...

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Governor Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper visited Wilmington for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s Power Breakfast series, where they battled on the topic of House Bill 2, commonly known as the “bathroom bill.” Roy Cooper was quick to criticize Governor McCrory’s passage of HB2 , saying it wrote discrimination into the law and cost the state jobs and revenue: “You just had investors come into our state who control two trillion dollars worth of...

Governor Pat McCrory

When President Obama opened portions of the Atlantic seaboard to drilling, the Interior Department established a buffer of fifty-miles to protect fishing and tourism. But Governor Pat McCrory strongly criticizes that restriction. The Governor spoke before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources last week. He says the fifty-mile buffer zone unnecessarily restricts development: " The fifty-mile buffer omits several promising geological structures off of North Carolina from...

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Historic preservation tax credits expired at the end of 2014, but now at least two bills working their way through the North Carolina House and Senate aim to reinstate the program. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz came to Wilmington during a multi-city tour to support the legislation. Before the program expired at the end of last year, historic preservation tax credits were used in 90 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Now, two bills seek to reinstate the tax credits....

Governor Pat McCrory Says Seismic Testing is Necessary

Oct 14, 2014
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When the Obama administration approved the guidelines for seismic testing this summer, it paved the way for energy exploration off North Carolina’s coast. Governor Pat McCrory says the tests are necessary to update 30-year-old data on the region’s oil and gas reserves. Seismic testing gauges oil and gas deposits by shooting blasts of compressed air into the ocean for weeks and months at a time. It was a hot topic at the first annual Coastal Energy Summit. While energy experts inside the...

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Governor Pat McCrory’s 25-Year Vision for Transportation was unveiled last month, but this is just one of four long-term plans that the Governor has in mind. Governor McCrory shared his broader strategy during the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s first annual Coastal Energy Summit. In order to attract business to North Carolina, Governor McCrory says that the state has to show industry plans for future infrastructure. McCrory says North Carolina needs to plan ahead and illustrate what...

As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona...

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...

Governor McCrory Tours Wilmington Port

Jan 28, 2014

Wilmington Ports Authority officials are working to boost storage capacity for niche products such as local produce, pork and wood pellets. Yesterday, Governor McCrory toured the port and announced he’ll work to make it competitive with neighboring port cities Savannah, Charleston and Norfolk. McCrory also announced plans to improve education. McCrory says he’s focusing his attention entirely on the economy, government efficiency, and education. The governor says his goals include a new wood...

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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. The new tax is part of the tax reform package signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory last July. While the StarNews reports that many local entertainment venues will simply roll the tax—which amounts to seven percent including New Hanover...

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