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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

 

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  • CSI Local Author Visits The Cabin Thursday +

    On Thursday, February 22nd, the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange hosted local author Jodi Barth for a Lunch n’ Learn Lecture. Read More
  • Arts Council Music Series Continues With Award-Winning Artists! +

    Did you miss the first two concerts of the Arts Council of Moore County’s Classical Concert Series? If so, then Read More
  • Eat A Sub In March & Help Two Area Charities +

    Jersey Mike’s Kicks off 8th Annual “Month of Giving” in March Read More
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Crime Reports

  • Law Enforcement Investigating Local School Threat Sunday +

    Sunday night law enforcement  officers are investigating a reported threat made by a student that a shooting was planned for Read More
  • Aberdeen Police Checkpoint Results In Gun & Drug Charges Saturday +

    Officers from four departments worked together to conduct a traffic a traffic checkpoint and a saturation enforcement event Saturday night Read More
  • Pinehurst Police Traffic Checkpoints Result In More Than 30 Charges +

    The Pinehurst Police Department conducted traffic checkpoints and a speed enforcement operation Wednesday evening that resulted in more than 30 Read More
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Obituaries

  • Charles P. Lewis of Carthage Obituary +

    Charles P. Lewis, age 70 of Carthage passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home just four days shy Read More
  • Mrs. Edna Earle B. Cole Obituary +

    Mrs. Edna Earle B. Cole, 93, died Friday February 23, at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst, NC.  Read More
  • John Valley Winchester of Pinehurst Obituary +

    John Valley Winchester, age 93, of Pinehurst, North Carolina formerly of Pickens, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, Read More
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Accident & Fire

  • 3 Transported After Vehicle Overturns In Pinehurst Accident Monday +

    Two adults and a five year old child were transported to the hospital after their SUV overturned in a two-vehicle Read More
  • Woman Trapped After Vehicle Overturns In Southern Pines Wreck Sunday +

    A 37 year old woman was temporarily entrapped in her vehicle after it overturned in Southern Pines Sunday afternoon. Read More
  • One Dies In Three Vehicle Pinehurst Wreck Saturday +

    A man reported to be in his nineties died in a three vehicle accident in Pinehurst Saturday afternoon only blocks from Read More
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