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Urban GOP Legislators Open To Changes in HB2 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 September 2016 15:45
Urban Republican lawmakers have called for changes to North Carolina’s House Bill 2 after the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference pulled major sports events from the state in response to the LGBT law.
Rep. Gary Pendleton of Raleigh, Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary and Sen. Rick Gunn of Burlington said last week they would favor changes to HB2 which nullified a Charlotte ordinance that would allow transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their sexual identity instead of their biology. 
Gas Pipeline Shutdown Leads to High Prices In North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 September 2016 15:23
A gasoline pipeline leak has led to a shutdown that is resulting in stations running out of gas and long lines at those that are seeing their supplies dwindle. . 
The leak is Alabama on the Colonial Pipeline. The Raleigh News and Observer reports more than 252,000 gallons of gasoline had leaked before the rupture was discovered on Sept. 9.
AAA reports that the average price of a gallon in North Carolina on Monday morning jumped 11 cents a gallon during the past week. More than 400 customers had reported price gouging at gas stations statewide as of Monday afternoon, the state Attorney General’s Office said. The highest reported price, $9.99 a gallon at a station in King, had been advertised but not actually charged, though the Consumer Protection Division was investigating one sale at $5.89 and another topping $4 a gallon. 
Colonial announced Monday it was shipping “significant volumes” on a second pipeline and that supplies have been delivered or were on their way to retailers. Most stations that ran out of gas over the weekend should be receiving fuel Monday and Tuesday, according to the company.
Colonial is building a temporary pipeline that will bypass the leaking section. It has not said when that will be ready.
The state declared an “abnormal market disruption” Friday evening, and the N.C. Attorney General’s Office shared via Twitter and Facebook that the state’s price gouging law was in effect. Gov. Pat McCrory also issued executive orders waiving trucking restrictions on fuel trucks to try to bolster supplies.
State Seeks Interstate Designation For US 264/64 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:45
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina is seeking federal approval to designate U.S. 264 as a future interstate from the U.S. 264/64 split in Zebulon to Greenville.
“Creating stronger connections to jobs, education and healthcare is a critical part of my 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “Greenville is the state’s largest metropolitan area currently not served by an interstate. Receiving this designation for U.S. 264 would support greater economic development in the Greenville area, and improve accessibility to the university, medical center and surrounding communities.”
State transportation officials will submit an application by September 16 to the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. These groups will consider the application and cooperatively make a decision on the designation. That decision is expected by the end of the year.
“There is a lot of support from public officials, the business community and citizens for an interstate that serves Greenville,” said State Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson. “We are working with our federal and local partners to answer Greenville’s call for an improved transportation corridor.”
Earlier this year, Governor McCrory gained two future interstate designations: I-42 for the U.S. 70 Corridor between I-40 and Morehead City and I-87 for U.S. 64/17 between Raleigh and the Virginia state line. The new request begins where Future I-87 splits from U.S. 264.
“This designation would put Greenville and Pitt County on the global grid of interstate connectivity for economic development and recruitment,” said Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas. “I commend the collaboration with all levels of government and action taken by Governor McCrory today as we move forward seeking interstate designation. This is the result of great work with the Mayor’s office, Governor McCrory, N.C. DOT and our congressional representatives over the past four years.”
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, October 30, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, October 30, 2014, as released by his office.

8:15 a.m.
N.C. CEO Forum
North Ridge Country Club
6612 Falls of Neuse Road

OPEN to credentialed press only.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:04

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