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State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson tours schools, speaks about lottery and taxes

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videoState Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson visited Bladen County schools Tuesday. Bladen County is one of three counties in the area asking voters to help pay for school improvements in the upcoming election. Full story...
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NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill changing how counties impose sales taxes beyond what the state collects. The Senate voted Thursday to limit nearly all of the state's 100 counties to a local sales- and use-tax of 2.5 percent, including large urban counties that are currently allowed to raise the sales tax to 2.75 percent. Full story...
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NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall. Full story...
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Quarter-cent sales tax increase fails in Brunswick County, BHI approves beach bond

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There will be no quarter-cent sales tax increase in Brunswick County, but voters in Bald Head Island did approve bonds to protect the island's beaches. Full story...
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Bladen Co. sheriff wins, voters stike down three ballot issues

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Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston is a step closer to reelection, but Bladen County voters were not as enthusiastic for ballot questions about increases the sales tax and alcohol sales. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. voters to decide sales tax hike in May

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video For the last few months Brunswick County Commissioners have been trying to discuss the best way to use the sales tax in their county. First they voted down changing sales tax distribution. Now they're asking voters to increase the tax. Full story...
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Amazon shoppers in NC to pay sales tax

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Online retailer Amazon says it will begin charging sales taxes on purchase made in North Carolina starting Feb. 1. Amazon sued the N.C. Department of Revenue in 2010 to block efforts to obtain names and addresses of North Carolina residents who bought items from the company. Full story...
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New NC laws in new year alter campaigns, taxes

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More than 20 laws take effect in the new year in North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick County to keep current sales tax distribution method

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videoBrunswick County’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to leave the sales tax distribution method unchanged at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Full story...
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Brunswick County discusses changes to sales tax

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video For many years Brunswick County has distributed its tax dollars based on the number of full time citizens in each municipality. Now some are asking the board of commissioners to change a system that they claim is robbing the rich to pay for the poor. Full story...
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