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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.

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

HUDSON’S BIPARTISAN JOBS BILL PASSES HOUSE

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), member of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, released the following statement after a bill he cosponsored with Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) to improve energy and manufacturing job-training programs passed the House

New Hanover County Projects and Employees Receive Local Awards

At today’s Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition Awards Luncheon, two New Hanover County projects received Outstanding Stewardship Awards for innovation and environmental awareness: the newly-renovated 320 Chestnut Street building in downtown Wilmington and New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum Park at 814 Market Street.

PRICE HIV/AIDS HOUSING AMENDMENT PASSES HOUSE

Today, a bipartisan amendment introduced by Congressman David E. Price (D-NC) and Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL) passed the House of Representatives during consideration of H.R. 3700. The Price-Aderholt amendment would update the outdated funding formula for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, which provides affordable housing grants for Americans with HIV and AIDS, to better serve communities where the need for support is most acute.

McHenry Applauds End of HAMP Program

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10), the Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on passage of the consolidated appropriations bill and, more specifically, Title VII which terminates the Making Home Affordable Initiative effective December 31, 2016

PRICE FLOOR REMARKS ON FUNDING BILL

Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following floor remarks in support of the Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations omnibus bill, which would fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Brewers of Asheville & Western North Carolina to Receive SEIA’s Solar Champion Award

Brewers of Asheville and Western North Carolina today are being presented with the SEIA® Solar Champion Award, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced

Congresswoman Adams Introduces Resolution To Support Ending Homelessness

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams (NC-12) today introduced a resolution which is aimed at addressing and combating homelessness in America. The resolution calls on Congress to provide adequate funding for federal affordable housing programs

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Raleigh, NC - May 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the 3rd consecutive year in a row Rupert Bryan has not only won all the top awards in the Coldwell Banker Falls Office, but he is also ranked as one of the Top Agents in the Triangle (#18 Triangle Business Journal Residential Realtor)

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New Hanover County Updates for Hurricane Florence Recovery

FEMA Registration Deadline Today– Disaster Recovery Center to Stay Open Through January In order to be potentially eligible for individual assistance, residents must register with FEMA and the Small Business Administration by midnight tonight. Residents can register at DisasterAssistance.gov, call 800-621-3362 or visit the Disaster Recovery Center at Independence Mall located at 3500 Oleander Dr., Wilmington until 6 p.m.