Thursday, July 24 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:00:47 GMT
Police in Kannapolis are searching for a gunman after a scary attempted robbery at a fast food restaurant on Tuesday. Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-blockMore >>
Officers say a man with a gun tried to rob the CookOut restaurant along the 900-block of South Cannon Boulevard on Tuesday morning around 7 a.m.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:15:58 GMT
Officials say that the serious injuries the child suffered from are indicators that the boy may have been abused by being shaken.More >>
The baby boy is only two-months-old, and he was home alone with the one man who was supposed to guard his life. Instead, police say Michael Dewayne Honaker shook his son, David, and left him with such critical injuries, the infant is fighting for his life. More >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Local politicians have mixed opinions on the future of the state's film incentive program.
According to the current incentive program, any production spending more than $250 thousand is eligible for a tax credit of 25 percent of its expenditures. The incentive is set to expire at the end of 2014.
Senator Thom Goolsby is afraid the local film industry in Wilmington might take a cut if the incentives are not continued.
"I go to all the films equals jobs, rallies," said Goolsby. "I'm going to do everything I can, as I did last time to see to it that we continue the film incentives and continue all the jobs it creates."
Not all politicians agree with Goolsby.
State Representative Rick Catlin ,a fellow republican, does not think North Carolina can afford to extend the incentives. He does not want to raise taxes to make it happen.
"It's going to require that we have either unexpected revenue increases or I think it would, in effect, stop our tax reform and people would have to decide to raise taxes on our hard-working citizens," said Catlin.
Ted Davis, a New Hanover County Representative, is forming a caucus in Raleigh in an effort to let other politicians know how important the current incentives are to the film industry and the state economy.
"Hopefully we can change the minds of those who might not be in favor of film incentives this time and hopefully get them to change their minds and be in favor of the extension," said Davis.
Even though the film incentives program does not end until 2015, the Motion Picture Association of America is warning the state that major production companies are already looking at other states that do have film incentives as sites for their next big projects.
Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:35 GMT
The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. Senators approved the measure, 28-17, on Thursday. It would createMore >>
State lawmakers in the Senate on Thursday passed a bill to partially privatize Medicaid by changing how the program is administrated and financed.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:32:17 GMT
A new poll of North Carolina's highly-watched Senate race shows incumbent Kay Hagan's lead widening over Thom Tillis with less than four months left before Election Day. Public Policy Polling surveyedMore >>
Incumbent Kay Hagan has stretched her lead slightly over Thom Tillis in the highly-watched race for one of North Carolina's seats in the U.S. Senate. Hagan's lead is now seven points over Tillis with less than four months to go before Election Day. To see the specifics of the poll, click on the link inside this story.More >>
Thursday, July 17 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:27:48 GMT
Republican David Rouzer has a cash advantage over the two other candidates running to replace Mike McIntyre as the Representative for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. Rouzer, Democrat JonathanMore >>
Former state Senator David Rouzer has a wide advantage over the other two candidates in the race for the 7th Congressional District race in North Carolina. More >>
Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:42:30 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WECT) - A committee of the North Carolina Senate advanced a bill aimed at stopping groundwater pollution leaching from Duke Energy's coal pits in the state, despite concerns raised byMore >>
A state Senate committee on Tuesday gave approval to a coal ash bill mandating clean up deadlines for Duke Energy's coal ash ponds across North Carolina. Click the link inside the story to read the text of the bill.More >>
Thursday, June 12 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-06-12 04:17:16 GMT
Victims of state-sponsored sterilization in North Carolina could receive compensation about nine months earlier than expected, if a proposal inside the $21 billion state House budget plan is approved. TheMore >>
A proposal inside the state House spending plan could bring compensation to victims of North Carolina's Eugenics program months earlier than they expected. The proposal could free up funding as early as October of 2014, instead of waiting until July of 2015. Click on the link inside this story to read the full proposal.More >>
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