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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Ex-NC executive pleads guilty to fraud scheme

The former chief financial officer of a Monroe paving company has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in an $87 million scheme involving government-funded construction project.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Lowe's plans 1,000-worker Indianapolis call center

Home-improvement retailer Lowe's says it will open a new call center in Indianapolis that could have up to 1,000 employees in the next couple years.


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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Building permits: June 2014

Here's a look at building permits issued in Rutherford County for June 2014:


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Land transfers

Here's a look at the latest land transfers in Rutherford County:


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Pasta Festival postponed to Aug. 2

The Rutherford County Farmers Market has rescheduled the Pasta Festival scheduled for Saturday.


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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Ex-NC executive pleads guilty to fraud scheme

The former chief financial officer of a Monroe paving company has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in an $87 million scheme involving government-funded construction project.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February.


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Jun. 19, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Minimum wage debate pits cities against states

Dominique Mayfield makes $8.25 an hour washing dishes and busing tables at a Syracuse brewpub. Shantel Walker makes $8.50 an hour at her pizzeria in New York City, where the rent is more than double what it is in Syracuse. Two very different cities, but nearly the same wage.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Businessman accused of bilking investors arrested

Federal prosecutors say a businessman accused of swindling churchgoers in an investment scheme has been arrested.