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Don’t fear a robot invasion

A common theme unifying debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business investment is a bad idea because it discourages the purchase of plants and equipment and, thus, job creation and income growth.

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Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield

In Johnston County, the Neuse River at Smithfield exceeded its 15-foot flood stage Tuesday and continued to rise, reaching nearly 25 feet Wednesday afternoon. At 23 feet, the river flooded Hospital and Buffalo roads and cut off the town water treatment plant’s access to its reservoir. The river is expected to remain flooded above 15 feet until Friday night. The Neuse in Smithfield broke records during Hurricane Matthew when it rose above 29 feet.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield 1:06

Neuse River close to 25-foot flood stage in Smithfield

Women at Selma rally on why they support Donald Trump 1:35

Women at Selma rally on why they support Donald Trump

Matthew flooding collapses Smith Road 1:39

Matthew flooding collapses Smith Road

Matthew floods Johnston County Boys & Girls Club 2:06

Matthew floods Johnston County Boys & Girls Club