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Shoppers around North Carolina will have the chance to participate in the state's tax free weekend Aug. 2-4, but it will be for the last time. As part of a tax reform measure that was recently signed into law, the event that has been in place for more than ten years will come to an end.

Sen. Jim Davis, who represents Macon County, supported most parts of Gov. Pat McCrory's budget.

“This is one of the ways that we are trying to make the tax code in North Carolina simpler,” he said. “We're just closing another loop-hole.”


North Carolina’s new Tag and Tax Together program is officially under way and the first combined tag and tax notices are being mailed to drivers with September vehicle registration renewals.

The new bills will reflect both vehicle property tax information from counties and other taxing jurisdictions, as well as vehicle registration and inspection information. Drivers used to pay for tags and taxes separately. The new “Tag & Tax Together” program will require one payment for both bills. Both tag renewals and tax payments must be paid in full to renew vehicle registration.

An easy-to-read map of the combined notice posted on the DMV website shows where property tax information is listed and how to find vehicle registration facts. After receiving your entire payment, NCDMV will renew your vehicle registration and forward the property tax portion of your payment directly to your county revenue office.


The 2013-14 State Transportation Map has officially arrived and is available free of charge. The map is funded and produced by the N.C. Department of Transportation, but it will now be distributed through the N.C. Department of Commerce and can be ordered online at or by calling 1-800 VISIT NC.

“One of our central goals is to improve efficiency and streamline our operations,” Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said. “We are also striving to identify ways we can work together across state agencies to better serve North Carolina. By distributing the map through Visit NC, we can achieve cost savings by eliminating redundancies and better serve our travelers by allowing them to access all travel publications through a central source.”

First published in 1916, the state map is NCDOT’s most popular publication, with 2.25 million copies of each edition printed.


For the past few years, residents of North Carolina have been paying higher power rates. Some however are looking to offset that expense by a different means of energy production: Solar panels. Utilizing what is arguably the best source of energy possible, these people have begun to use the sun for clean, perpetual energy.

When light from the sun hits a surface, it gives off heat, but with the use of the right technology, the heat can be turned into electricity. Taking steps toward achieving this type of efficiency by harnessing solar energy can lead to a variety of payoffs for the consumer.


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