Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Increased occupancy tax revenue promising sign, official says

July 26, 2017

Hotels in Pitt County saw a significant increase in business this year resulting in a 20 percent jump in occupancy tax revenues over last fiscal year, the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau reported on Tuesday.

The bureau’s 2016-17 report showed $1,150,422 in occupancy…

Cameras law targets drivers who pass school buses

July 26, 2017

More than 220 school buses navigate Pitt County’s rural highways, stopping frequently to allow children to climb aboard or disembark to scamper home.

The frequent stops on those two-lane country roads create a great temptation for hurried drivers to pass the buses, Gov. Roy Cooper said,…

Cooper creates education commission

July 26, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper created a new commission to identify the resources needed to improve North Carolina public schools and to end a 23-year-old legal case.

Cooper on Tuesday signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education. The commission will look…

Burr, Tillis vote for Senate health care debate; Butterfield says it's not about health care

July 26, 2017

With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Donald Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising…

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