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Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

New Hanover County property owners will receive their tax bills in the mail in the coming days. Property taxes are due on September 1, but can be paid without interest until January 5, 2017

Burr & Tillis Urge Veterans Administration, Budget Office to Automatically Grant Disability Benefits to...

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) wrote a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donavan urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant presumptive disability status to veterans suffering from diseases caused by poisoned water at Camp Lejeune, including Parkinson’s Disease, Bladder Cancer and Leukemia, among others.

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Starbucks Ground Lease

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Starbucks ground lease located at 103 Mitchell Drive in Hendersonville, NC for $2,250,000.

Interior Announces Milestone for Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced a proposed lease sale for 122,405 acres offshore North Carolina for commercial wind energy leasing.

PRICE HIV/AIDS HOUSING LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

This week, President Obama signed into law a provision authored by Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) and sponsored by Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) that modernizes the outdated formula used to distribute funds for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program.

Butterfield Statement on Wildin Acosta’s Release from Restricted Housing

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following confirmation from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Wildin Acosta was released from restricted housing at Stewart Detention Center:

2016 Matsumoto Prize Online Voting Now Open

The 2016 Matsumoto Prize, supported by the McAdams Foundation, includes public voting to determine three “People’s Choice” winners. Anyone may vote by email (one time per email address) for his or her favorite entry starting today and running through June 29.

Meadows’ Bill on D.C. Home Rule Passes House

On Wednesday evening, Congressman Mark Meadows’ bill, H.R. 5233, the Clarifying Congressional Intent in Providing for D.C. Home Rule Act of 2016, passed the House of Representatives.

PRICE OPENING STATEMENT AT TRANSPORTATION-HOUSING APPROPRIATIONS MARKUP

Mr. Chairman, I want to begin by commending you for the open, collaborative, and bipartisan process you have led this spring, culminating with the fiscal year 2017 T-HUD bill before us. In your tenure as Chairman, you have continued to accommodate Subcommittee Members on both sides of the aisle, and it’s been a pleasure working with you again this year.

EPA Administrator in Durham to Tour Energy Efficient Habitat for Humanity Home, Highlight New...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is visiting Durham, N.C., today for the agency’s Energy Efficiency Action Week and touring a new ENERGY STAR-certified Habitat for Humanity home, in the North East Central neighborhood, that includes energy-efficient features that will save homeowners money on their utility bills. Administrator McCarthy will meet with the new homeowner and be joined by Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Habitat for Humanity International Vice President for the U.S. and Canada Sue Henderson, and representatives from Advanced Energy, Southern Energy Management and Habitat for Humanity Durham

County Seeking Applications for Workforce/Affordable Housing Ad Hoc Committee

-The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals to serve as members on the newly-established City of Wilmington/New Hanover County Ad Hoc Committee on Improving Workforce/Affordable Housing. The purpose of the City/County Ad Hoc Committee is to conduct a comprehensive examination of workforce/affordable housing efforts, along with the demand for and supply of such housing, and recommended “best practices” that would be most appropriate to improve and increase the stock of available workforce housing in this region.

New Hanover County Fire Rescue partners with Pender County for improved Property Protection Class...

In December 2015, New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution authorizing Pender EMS and Fire to provide coverage to the Island Creek area in New Hanover County. This change has now been approved by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) and will take effect on June 1, 2016.

McHenry Donates Office Furniture to Asheville Rescue Ministry

"Western Carolina Rescue Ministry has been serving the underprivileged in our area for 35 years now," said Congressman McHenry. "Reverend Woods and his staff do amazing work helping those facing poverty, homelessness, and addiction throughout western North Carolina. I'm hopeful this donation will help advance those efforts."

Congresswoman Adams Fights to Protect Clean Air & Water Against GOP Attacks

The House considered H.R. 3797, the “Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act” or “SENSE Act.” This Republican legislation would undermine the Clean Air Act and give breaks to waste coal plants, eliminate the financial incentive to reduce emissions and cut back on state’s rights. Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) presented the Democratic Motion to Recommit which would ensure the legislation would not take effect if it harms Americans’ health

House Passes Foxx Legislation to Extend Construction Deadline for Wilkesboro Hydropower Project

The House of Representatives today passed legislation by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., that authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which the Wilkesboro Hydroelectric Company is required to begin construction of its hydropower project at W. Kerr Scott Dam

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Property Tax Bills Arriving Soon

New Hanover County property owners will receive their tax bills in the mail in the coming days. Property taxes are due on September 1, but can be paid without interest until January 5, 2017