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Analysis: North Carolina ranks 16th best in state income tax study

North Carolina finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Murphy-Brown loses fifth hog nuisance suit, jury awards $420,000 to plaintiffs

Last week, a jury awarded 10 plaintiffs a grand total of $420,000 in punitive and compensatory damages in a Duplin County, North Carolina hog nuisance trial against Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 20th best in sales tax study

North Carolina finished 20th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 33rd best on property tax study

North Carolina finished 33rd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Eastern North Carolina residents seek stricter requirements for hog farms

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently played host an event for farmers and citizens to discuss the state's livestock permitting process.

Redundancy in food animal certification should be kept to minimum, Sampson County hog farmer tells state officials

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality needs to keep redundancy out of its annual food animal certification process, a Sampson County hog farmer said during a public input meeting in Duplin County last week.

DEQ to host forum on livestock permits tonight in Statesville

Local residents will have another opportunity this evening in Statesville to share their concerns about the ongoing food-animal-permit renewal process and other issues with North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials.

State GA, foreign 'integrators' must act on hog concerns, activist says

North Carolina's General Assembly needs to address long-standing issues caused by the state's hog and other food-animal industries, an environmental group's advisor said during a recent public input session in Duplin County.

Duplin County residents call for transparency, better reporting from livestock farms

Calls for greater accountability and concerns about the Cape Fear River's water quality were issued by members of two different environmental groups during a recent public input session about food-animal permit renewal in Duplin County.

Analysis: North Carolina House members rank 16th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from North Carolina ranked 16th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Study claims factory hog farms wreak havoc on nearby residents

The increasing construction of factory hog farming operations is presenting a health and environmental threat to residents in the area, claims a Canadian team of agro-environmentalists.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Impact of NC hog industry: Groups take sides

More than 80 percent of North Carolina's pig farms are owned and operated by individual farm families, according to North Carolina Farm Families.

Analysis: North Carolina ranked 38th most affected by government shutdown

North Carolina ranked No. 38 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Greensboro ranks 62 among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Greensboro, N.C. ranks 62nd worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

CALDWELL COUNTY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Caldwell Soil & Water District Board of Supervisors Meeting to be held February 5

The Caldwell Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meet on the first Tuesday of every month unless otherwise advertised at the Lenoir Library.

North Carolina ranked No. 12 in 2019 business climate index

North Carolina finished at No. 12 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

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