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Bill Would Protect Military Training Areas From Wind Farms PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 17 June 2016 11:07

Raleigh, NC - Legislation advanced that would keep parts of North Carolina off limits to wind-energy operations in order to keep flight training areas clear for North Carolina-based military operations.

The proposed areas covered by the bill covers much of central and eastern North Carolina where military aircraft fly. North Carolina has the fourth largest military population in the country, supporting 578,000 jobs, a majority of which are in the private sector.
The bill implements regulatory hurdles before a company could build a wind farm with 200-foot tall turbines. The state military and health departments would be required to provide assessments to the Department of Environmental Quality which issues permitting sites for wind farms. 
A Perquimans County wind farm wouldn't be affected if the current legislation became law, but proposed facilities between Edenton and Hertford and another in Tyrrell County could not be built.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:23
DMV Services Returning to Fort Bragg PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:13
Raleigh - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will provide driver license and special identification card services to the soldiers and family members at Fort Bragg beginning this summer.
"By bringing DMV services back to Fort Bragg for the first time since 2008, we are continuing our mission to make North Carolina the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation," Governor Pat McCrory said. “This first of its kind mobile unit will allow military members and their families to take care of all of their motor vehicle business at one convenient location.”
DMV services will be provided by its new compact, flexible mobile office. The new mobile unit will visit the post on a recurring basis to offer services. 
The new state-of-the art mobile unit allows the Division to offer the first of its kind service in the nation. Credit card readers, mobile cameras, vision and knowledge skills testing is provided in each unit. The new units are replacing the aging RV-style mobile units that are expensive to operate with a flexible, cost-efficient solution mounted in SUVs. Each SUV holds side-by-side driver license desks that can be deployed in almost any location and will increase mobile sites from 24 to more than 70 sites state-wide when fielding is complete. 
The new mobile units are among many NCDMV customer service improvements introduced by Governor McCrory. Along with the 21st century technology now being used at state’s driver license offices, the mobile units are the newest tool to take portable services across the state.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 15:15
Reward Offered in Harnett County Hit and Run PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Donna Martinez   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:13
Raleigh - The Governor's Office is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the hit and run of Steven Daniels, Jennafer Schark and Kyle Straight.
On Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 11:12 p.m., Trooper C.S. Carter of the North Carolina Highway Patrol was dispatched to a fatal hit and run involving three pedestrians on US-421 north of Lillington. An unknown vehicle was traveling southbound on US-421 when it struck the three pedestrians walking southbound on the same road and then fled the scene. Steven Daniels, age 14, was injured and taken to Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford and survived. Jennafer Schark, age 13, and Kyle Straight, age 16, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The point of initial contact was on the roadway and evidence revealed a vehicle range from 1999 thru 2001, GMC or Chevrolet pickup truck or SUV, possibly white in color.
Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the Harnett County Sheriff's Department at (910) 583-8201 or the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:17
Legislative Zoning Decisions The Focus of School of Government Course PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 May 2016 05:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Planning professionals in local government are being invited for a half-day seminar about legislative zoning decisions.

The course, offered by the UNC School of Government, will cover:

-- local government planning
-- types of land use decisions
-- rezoning procedures
-- limits on zoning

The workshops are approved for the following continuing education credits: AIPC: 2.75 law credits; CZO: 1 hour credit.

More information is available at www.sog.unc.edu


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