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North Carolina pig farms still emptying manure waste into larger communities

Despite laws in place preventing newly established farms from spraying waste from manure lagoons once full, existing farms using this practice are still causing trouble in surrounding communities.

Robeson rated least livable among North Carolina counties, study finds

Robeson was ranked North Carolina’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

North Carolina ranks 6th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in North Carolina ranked sixth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$359,624 in annual income gets you into North Carolina’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $359,624 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in North Carolina, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

North Carolina ranks 21st highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in North Carolina ranked 21st in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

North Carolina ranks 26th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in North Carolina ranked 26th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

North Carolina ranks 8th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in North Carolina ranked eighth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Dr. Greg Murphy Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Dr. Greg Murphy, 2020 U.S. House candidate for North Carolina (District 3), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress

North Carolina has 15th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

North Carolina finished 15th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: North Carolina among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Durham ranks 28th fittest U.S. city, study finds

Durham finished 28th on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

North Carolina ranks 27th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

North Carolina finished 27th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

North Carolina ranks 12th for rental car tax rates, study finds

North Carolina finished in a tie for 12th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in North Carolina ranks 15th highest among the 50 states, study finds

North Carolina finished in a tie for 15th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state

North Carolina ranks 32nd best for police officers, study finds

North Carolina was ranked 32nd in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Congressman Mark Meadows quiet on USMCA

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Congressman Richard Hudson quiet on USMCA

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

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