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Raleigh, NC – As we approach the finalization of the conference budget report we have several key issues pieces of legislation moving through the House. Among these is House Bill 630, Rylan’s Law.

Wednesday the house voted a resounding 101-14 to concur with the version of Rylan’s Law that had been strengthened by the additions made in the Senate. I look forward to seeing this new law implemented in full force to help protect the children of the state.

Another accomplishment from the House this week relates to key reforms to regulations facing businesses and state agencies. The North Carolina House passed Senate Bill 16 Thursday, maintaining House Republicans’ ongoing commitment to streamline and simplify the state’s rulemaking processes since 2011.

Passed through a bi partisan effort, Senate Bill 16 reduces the burden of excessive state guidelines on both the private and public sector while increasing public notice requirements and citizens’ access to judicial review of new agency rules and regulations.

“One of the House’s top priorities is to identify regulatory reforms that remove barriers to economic growth and reduce the cost of doing business in North Carolina,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.

“I’m proud the North Carolina House has approved yet another proposal to fix burdensome regulations, enhance transparency and improve public input on the state’s rulemaking process.”

“The House’s latest proposal to reform excessive and unnecessary regulations empowers North Carolina taxpayers with a louder voice in the government process while increasing flexibility for businesses to grow and create jobs.”

Weekly Update

Tuesday

· No vote session

Wednesday

· Attended a State and Local Government Committee meeting

· Met with stakeholders on ABC Committee issues

· Met with concerned constituents about Senate Bill 36

· Caucused with my GOP colleagues

· Entered session at 2:00

Thursday

· Hosted local Moore County officials concerned with House Bill 795

· Caucused with my GOP colleagues

· Entered Session at 1:30 PM

 

Local News

  • Santa's Visit To The Cabin +

    On Saturday, December 9th Mr. and Mrs. Santa visited the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange to listen to children’s wishes. Read More
  • Runaway Juvenile Alert +

    UPDATE: Tayvon Collins has been located and is home safe with his family. Read More
  • Moore County Remembers Slain Deputy 6 Years Later +

    Today, December 8th, 2017 the community remembers Deputy Rick Rhyne who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Southern Pines Police Department Announces the Closing of Two Illegal Gambling Businesses +

    The Southern Pines Police Department announces the recent closing of two illegal gambling businesses.  Read More
  • 23 Year Old Dies After Aberdeen Shooting Sunday +

    A 23 year old man died from gunshot injuries he received at a home in Aberdeen Sunday night. Read More
  • 9 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Hoke Drug Bust +

    Detectives located approximately 4,032 grams (9 pounds) of marijuana, weapons, scales and packaging material. The estimated street value of the marijuana Read More
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Obituaries

  • Treva Hunt Smith of Carthage Obituary +

    Treva Hunt Smith, age 74 of Carthage died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Read More
  • Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks Of Vass Obituary +

    Sallie Frances (Cummings) Hicks, age 90, of Vass, N.C. passed away at FirstHealth Hospice in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday, December Read More
  • Tracy Edward Ritter Obituary +

    Tracy Edward Ritter, 80,  passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his family.  Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • Worker Dies After Being Trapped Under Dump Truck Tuesday +

    A 57 year old man was killed in a workplace accident Tuesday after being trapped under the rear wheels of Read More
  • SUV Damaged After Vehicle Fire In Aberdeen Monday +

    An SUV was damaged in a vehicle fire in Aberdeen Monday afternoon. Read More
  • Overturned Vehicle Accident Injures One Outside Aberdeen Friday +

    A single vehicle accident outside of Aberdeen Friday morning sent one person to the hospital. Read More
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