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As you are all aware, many parts of our state are still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Florence now almost two weeks after it made landfall. Over that time, you have received multiple emails detailing NC REALTORS’ response and relief efforts, so we won’t detail those here. Check out the “Hurricane Florence Relief Resources” page on ncrealtors.org for a complete listing of federal, state, and local programs.

Included in this week’s edition is information about the General Assembly’s first disaster relief package, the formal launch of the #NCREALTORSVote2018 campaign, information about the association’s work on health insurance, and much more. We will also throw in a fun animal (not cat) video to liven it up.

Politics (and cat videos)

This week, the General Assembly returned for their third special session of the 2017-2018 biennium to begin crafting the state’s formal response to Hurricane Florence. Though significant amounts of data are still being collected regarding the true impacts to communities across the state, on Tuesday, legislators approved at $56.5 million funding package to support immediate needs and required federal matching monies. This is expected to be the first in a series of relief packages.

Legislators also approved an education bill allowing school systems affected by Florence to waive up to 20 school days and ensures that teachers and other school personnel are paid in full for days missed.

They will return October 15 to begin discussions on what is expected to be a more comprehensive recovery and funding package.


FLORENCE RESPONSE INTEL

(NOT) A CAT VIDEO

Since not everyone is a cat lover, but we all are a lover of fun animal videos, let’s take a look at some of the funny things that our flying friends do. #owls


 

#NCREALTORSVote2018

With the 2018 midterm elections only 31 days away, we are happy to announce the launch of the NCREALTORSVote2018 platform. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting information and resources to help you make your voice heard in this year’s elections!

Keep checking back as information will be added regularly!

NC REALTORS® Global Initiative Recognized

This week, the NC REALTORS® Global Network received the 2018 NAR Platinum Global Achievement Program Award! This award is presented to global business councils who have shown the highest level of service to its global members by consistently providing them with the tools they need to handle international real estate and connect with the global community in the area.

A special thank you Tony Harrington, Guy McCook, the NC REALTORS® Global Network and Economic Development Committee for your exceptional commitment to making our members aware of global and multicultural business opportunities.

Also recognized this year was the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and Triangle International Council who also received the Platinum Award for their work!

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NC Property Rights Fund Minute

The NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees are now accepting applications from interested persons that wish to serve on the NC Property Rights Fund, INC. as an at-large director for a two-year term. It has been the practice of the NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees to select nominees based on "political acumen," meaning the person shall be defined as having substantial and varied political experience in the form of prior service within the REALTOR® organization as an NC REALTORS® PAC Trustee, a Federal Political Coordinator, Legislative Committee member or Statewide Leadership. Additional qualifications can include demonstrated support of NC REALTORS® PAC as a significant contributor, involvement and/or service on a political campaign as either a candidate or a volunteer, or service on a government board or commission. Please click here to apply by November 30th.
 

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