Governor Roy Cooper announced last week that Wolfspeed Inc, a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, was in the process of building a new facility in Siler City that is expected to bring in an estimated $5 billion in investments for the town and Chatham County across the next eight years.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson proposed removing science and history from first through fifth grade public schools, as well as dissolving the State Board of Education according to statements made in his new, soon-to-be published book.
Agriculture is North Carolina’s largest industry, with more than 52,000 farms producing more than 150 commodities, including leading nationwide production of sweet potatoes and Christmas trees, and contributing over $90 billion to the economy annually.
For decades, North Carolina’s infrastructure has suffered from systemic lack of investment, but with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Deal millions of residents in the state will see improvements that will increase the quality of life through the creation of good-paying jobs and economic growth.
Through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), millions of North Carolinians are set to face lower health care costs through cut prescription drug costs, lower health insurance premiums, and expanded coverage, especially if they’re a senior or part of a family.
Contaminated soil from a Superfund site in Navassa will be shipped to one of three landfills outside Brunswick County, likely moving toxic pollution from one non-white or low-income community to another.