North Carolina’s gas tax will drop by a few pennies over the next 15 months – starting Wednesday with a reduction of 1.5 cents a gallon – under a law enacted Tuesday to ward off a larger tax cut that was expected to cost the state $800 million in transportation money over the next four years. House Democrats protested that the measure will put an unfair tax burden on working families.
Tom Izzo has modeled many aspects of his Michigan State program on what Mike Krzyzewski has done at Duke, with tremendous success. And yet Izzo has had almost no success against Krzyzewski, in the NCAA tournament or otherwise.
Seeing Petty in the midst of the state government complex on Tuesday got Dome to thinking about the time Petty, a Republican, sought statewide elective office. Petty ran in 1996 for Secretary of State, losing to Democrat Elaine Marshall, who still holds the office.
Worried about the risk of serious head injuries in a sport where the players wield reinforced sticks and rifle shots with a hard, unyielding ball, Florida last month became the first state to require high school girls’ lacrosse teams to wear protective headgear.
Chris Borland’s sudden decision to retire from the NFL at 24, fearing future health risks, created shockwaves in other sports. The Carolina Hurricanes have some young players who have had concussion issues.
Volvo Car Corp. announced Monday that it plans to invest $500 million in building a new plant in the United States, and multiple reports have said North Carolina is among several southeastern states in the running.
Duke guard Matt Jones’ 16-point performance in the Elite Eight against Gonzaga earned him one of five spots on the South Region all-tournament team. All three of his second-half 3-pointers came at critical moments.