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  • Gavin Stone | Daily Journal
                                From left, Norman Councilwoman Renate Mann, Hoffman Mayor Tommy Hart, Rockingham Mayor Steve Morris, and Ellerbe Mayor Fred Cloninger join a video chat with the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night
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    Municipalities, county start dialogue on sales tax distribution issue

    ROCKINGHAM — Eleven months after the previous iteration of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners made a sweeping decision in April 2020 to switch to an ad valorem sales tax distribution method, resulting in huge chunks of sales tax revenue being taken from all six municipalities, the new-look board granted the municipalities a chance to make their case for a reversing that decision — and at least one commissioner expressed agreement with the core elements of their conclusions.

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  • Gavin Stone | Daily Journal
                                The Ellerbe Town Council looks over the data presented along with the joint statement regarding the impact of the county’s change to an ad valorem sales tax distribution method last year.
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    Municipalities unite to call for county to change sales tax policy

    ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s six municipalities have gotten together to again call on the county to reverse their April 2020 decision to switch to an ad valorem sales tax distribution method, this time armed with eight months of additional data showing that the county’s projected gains from this move were far less than the actual numbers.

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  • Photo courtesy of NCDEQ
                                This picture shows an example of a row of pyrolysis kilns that will be used to produce biochar in a similar setup to what will be used by ITD.
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    Residents question state officials on new industry

    RALEIGH — Local residents and officials were able to ask questions of representatives of The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality on Monday regarding the permit application by International Tie Disposal, which hopes to open a biochar production plant on Marks Creek Church Road outside Hamlet.

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