New Hanover

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    Bonds do raise your taxes!

    New Hanover county is debating its budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, and there is a property tax increase in the proposal.  In the article, the county manager is quoted saying the reason for the tax increase is to pay for the bonds approved by voters in 2006 and…
    Sarah Curry, June 9, 2015
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    Results from Bonds on the ballot

    During this election cycle, many decided to offer general obligation bonds to pay for schools, streets and sidewalks, parks and recreation, water systems, and many other items.  While many might argue that these items are a function of government, should debt be issued to fund these initiatives? General obligation bonds…
    Sarah Curry, November 5, 2014
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    New Hanover School Board Passes Resolution

    Last night the New Hanover School Board unanimously passed a resolution asking the General Assembly and the NC State Board of Education for clarity pertaining to the adoption of Common Core Standards.  While the media carried articles on this local school board discussing a resolution (here, here, and…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, September 4, 2013
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    Education layoffs in New Hanover County: Blame Obama

    Much of the state and local media has ignored the fact that the expiration of federal stimulus funding is one of the major reasons why school districts will be forced to reduce faculty and staff at the end of the school year. School districts were aware of the so-called “funding…
    Terry Stoops, May 13, 2011