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NC liberal group says paying taxes is patriotic

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A coalition of North Carolina liberal groups wants to spread the message heading into Independence Day that paying taxes is patriotic. Full story...
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NC Senate wrapping up work for week

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The North Carolina Senate plans more work on taxes, abortion regulations and environmental rules before it adjourns for the long July 4 weekend. Full story...
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Brunswick County budget holds line on tax rate

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As expected, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its 2013-14 fiscal year budget Monday night. Full story...
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$500 million in deductions added to NC tax plan

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The North Carolina House Republicans' tax plan is headed to the floor with an additional half billion dollars in deductions to help the real estate business. Full story...
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Surf City bumps beach tax rate up 10 cents

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video A dime increase on the property tax rate at Surf City will go to putting more sand on the beaches. Full story...
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Property tax to stay flat in Wilmington budget plan

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videoWilmington residents should expect not to pay more in property taxes next year. At Monday night's City Council meeting, leaders discussed Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Full story...
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Republican plan would cut income tax, increase services taxed

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videoBig changes could be coming in the way you pay taxes. Senate Republicans are pushing for what would be the largest tax reform in the Tar Heel State since the Great Depression. Full story...
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Catlin, Millis sponsor bill to change film incentive law

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videoA bill filed in the state House could make it harder for North Carolina to bring big productions to Hollywood East. Full story...
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McCrory signs Monkey Junction tax bill into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into a law an exemption that will keep residents in Monkey Junction from having to pay property taxes to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Monkey Junction property tax exemption bill passes

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videoA bill that would allow the city not to charge Monkey Junction residents for city property taxes has been passed by both the NC Senate and House and been sent to Gov. Pat McCrory to be signed into law. Full story...
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STARNEWS SUNDAY PREVIEW: Without involuntary annexation, city looks at other options

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video Recent legislation in North Carolina has effectively killed involuntary annexation by cities. So how can Wilmington now add communities and continue to grow? WWAY's Cacky Catlett sat down with StarNews reporter Julian March to talk about his story in Sunday's paper. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

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Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $290,000 in back taxes and penalties. Full story...
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Goolsby to file bill to exempt Monkey Junction residents from city tax

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) plans to file a bill in the General Assembly that would keep Monkey Junction residents from paying taxes to Wilmington for the six months they were part of the city. Full story...
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Effort building to change US pot laws

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From legalizing the industrial production of hemp to establishing a federal tax, an effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws. Full story...
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