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Thursday January 26th

Madelyn Van Meter


North Carolina to tax student loan forgiveness as income

In North Carolina, student loan forgiveness will be taxed as income under state law, the N.C. Department of Revenue announced Aug. 31. Loan forgiveness will not be taxed as income on the federal level, according to the Biden administration.  Gov. Roy Cooper urged Republican legislators  — who hold the majority in the N.C. House of Representatives and Senate  — to exempt these loans from taxation in a Sept. 14 press release. 

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Chapel Hill partners with Solarize the Triangle to bring solar energy to community homes

Solarize Chapel Hill is one of the 11 communities within the Triangle area, including Carrboro, in the Solarize the Triangle initiative.  The initiative is led by Triangle J Council of Governments through the Triangle Sustainability Partnership and Solar Crowdsource — a group of local governments, advocates and nonprofits. Solarize Chapel Hill's goal is to encourage residents to adopt clean energy by promoting education and optimizing the solar panel installation process.

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From trash to treasure: NCMA celebrates eighth 'Art in Bloom' festival

From March 16-20, the North Carolina Museum of Art hosted its eighth Art in Bloom festival, where local artists created floral arrangements around the museum.  "Anything that we can do that can lift up the level of excellence for the state and statewide makes it, makes the state, shine,” said Laura Finan, director of stewardship and special initiatives at NCMA. 

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