Current Issues

Chamber Leaders Oppose Sales Tax Redistribution Plan

The Chamber’s Executive Committee opposes the sales tax redistribution plan that would reduce revenues over time to Carteret County and its municipalities. Board Chair Dr. Kerry Youngblood and President Mike Wagoner signed a letter July 21 addressed to Senator Norman Sanderson and Representative Pat McElraft, which stated the Chamber’s position. Here is the abridged text … read more

Congress Is Talking about US 70 As ‘Future Interstate’ Highway

The U.S. Senate voted July 30 to approve the “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act” (S. 1647). North Carolina’s U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis (both Republicans) are applauding the inclusion of US 70 in the legislation. This could pave the way for US 70 to become a future … read more