WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A busy week ended Thursday night for members of the state House of
Representatives. Facing one of the
filing deadlines, lawmakers introduced more than 350 bills before leaving for
Members faced a
filing deadline, and introduced more than 350 bills before leaving for home.
The House also
passed several bills, including HB392, which mandates background checks for anyone
getting welfare payments.
committee passed a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Rick Catlin (R-New Hanover) and
Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover). HB86
calls for work to begin on restoring the railroad between Wallace and
Wilmington. It still needs to pass the Committee on Appropriations before going
to the full House for a vote.
The full House
will vote Monday on a bill sponsored by Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover). SB122
forces anyone convicted of sex trafficking in North Carolina to register as a
sex offender. That bill has already passed the state Senate, and if approved in
the House would then go to the Governor's desk.
The Senate also
passed SB709, co-sponsored by Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick County), which allows
the DOT to hike the state's maximum speed limit to 75 miles per hour on some
stretches of interstate highways. That bill now moves to the House for debate.
Monday, December 9 2013 2:20 PM EST2013-12-09 19:20:05 GMT
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger had another run-in with the law. According to jail documents, Berger was charged Friday for DWI, impeding traffic and possessionMore >>
In light of new charges files against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger, his trial on a previous DWI charge scheduled for Tuesday has been continued to January of 2014.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:52 PM EST2013-12-06 18:52:58 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A lawsuit filed more than a decade ago against Attorney General Roy Cooper and his campaign for a television commercial aired during his first winning run for the job may finally goMore >>
A lawsuit dating back to 2000 against NC Attorney General Roy Cooper has received a trial date for spring of 2014.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:00 PM EST2013-12-05 21:00:12 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – The Senate Majority PAC group has launched a second ad campaign supporting Senator Kay Hagan in her bid for re-election. The 30-second ad on YouTube does not yet appear on theMore >>
The Senate Majority PAC has launched a new ad campaign, supporting Sen. Kay Hagan and criticizing the candidate many consider the front-runner to oppose her bid for re-election in 2014. Click on the link inside this story to see the ad.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-12-04 21:53:34 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating building rules while protesting in April at the stateMore >>
A judge today found a dozen "Moral Monday" protestors, including the state NAACP President, guilty of trespassing for their demonstration at the General Assembly building in April. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:03 PM EST2013-12-04 21:03:44 GMT
ELON, NC (WECT) – More people trust their local leaders to do what is right compared to state or federal politicians. That's one of the results of a new Elon University Poll released on Wednesday. AboutMore >>
More responders to a new Elon University Poll say they trust their local city council or county commissioners to do what is right than elected state or federal leaders. They also want to know the location of hazardous chemicals and expenses of government officials. Click on the link inside this story to see the raw data and summary.More >>
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