Today marks the final story in a WHQR News series focusing on some of the 34 new laws that took affect yesterday in North Carolina, including the 2011 Justice Reinvestment Act which was created to reduce spending in the prison system. Sara Wood reports the law significantly changes the way crimes are sentenced in the state.
The WHQR News Team continues a series on laws taking effect tomorrow in North Carolina. Laura’s Law focuses on drunk driving and as Sara Wood reports, it creates a new level of sentencing for defendants with three or more grossly aggravating factors.
To kick-off a series on new laws taking effect in North Carolina on Thursday, WHQR News begins with The Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Sara Wood reports the Unborn Victims of Violence Act or Ethen’s Law has been circulating through the state legislature for 25 years.
North Carolina shoppers who buy energy-saving appliances this weekend won't have to pay sales tax. The tax holiday began today and continues through Sunday.
Savings apply to qualified products that meet Energy Star efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Qualified products may include items like clothes washers, freezers, refrigerators, central air conditioners, ceiling fans, and dehumidifiers, among others. Also, purchases by businesses are not tax-free.