Political Notebook: Airport de-annexation bills moving in House, Senate

  • Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:20 a.m.

RALEIGH — A bill that would remove the Rowan County Airport from the Salisbury city limits is expected to be heard in an N.C. House finance subcommittee in coming weeks.

Rep. Harry Warren said the controversial legislation that has spurred barbs from both city and county officials could be heard as early as Tuesday in the subcommittee. If it passes, it will move back to the full finance committee.

“They just received the criteria that they’re supposed to be vetting these bills under,” Warren said of the subcommittee. “They just received that yesterday.”

Warren said House Speaker Thom Tillis created the subcommittee on annexation after “eight to 10” annexation and de-annexation bills were filed.

But there’s a chance a companion bill filed by Sen. Andrew Brock could beat Rep. Carl Ford’s House bill to the punch.

Brock’s bill passed a state and local government committee earlier this week. It now moves to a senate finance committee.

Cornerstone pastor Hall tapped for Social Services Commission

SALISBURY — A Salisbury pastor was named by Gov. Pat McCrory to the North Carolina Social Services Commission this week.

Tony Hall, a pastor at Cornerstone Church, will join the commission that helps oversee rules for public assistance, placement and supervision of delinquent children and payment of foster care homes, N.C. Rep. Harry Warren said in a press release.

One resident from each congressional district sits on the commission. Members serve four-year terms.

“I am confident that Pastor Hall will do an outstanding job as he has done for years at Cornerstone Church,” Warren said in the news release.

Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.

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