ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County saw the sixth-largest increase across the state in visitor spending for 2018, according to a study announced Thursday.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:08

COLUMN: Pork isn't the problem

It's that time of year: Citizens Against Government Waste just released its annual "Pig Book," a compendium and analysis of pork barrel spending, aka earmarks, by the U.S. Congress in 2019.

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To the editor:

May 1 is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Now is the time for reaction, reflection, and even criticism — by all interested parties. 

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RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers and other school personnel from around the state, including a few from Richmond County, marched in the state capital Thursday to advocate several causes including an increase in their pay.

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RALEIGH — Republican legislative leaders have reached agreement on a 2019-20 General Fund budget cap of slightly more than $24 billion, shaving about $500 million from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25.2 billion General Fund budget for 2019-20 that would increase spending by more than $1.3 billion over the current fiscal year. He recommends spending $25.9 billion in the second year of the budget cycle.

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RALEIGH — State Superintendent Mark Johnson has unveiled a bold vision for the future of education in North Carolina, but the announcement was light on concrete details about how the plan would be realized.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s second State of the State address included plenty of proposals liberals and Democrats cheered. But Republicans and conservatives, who dominate the General Assembly that would put these policies into effect, aren’t likely to embrace many of them.

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