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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Light on . Solar Mushy focused on Endig preferences by Btry by robs Fossit the associated press Raleigh North Caro Una s rapidly crowing solar Industry has an unwanted spotlight upon it rom a cadre of fiscal conservatives at the general Assembly fixed on ending its preferential tax and Energy policy treatments. A ifs very simple do you believe in subsidizing a special interest off the backs of our taxpayers or not Quot rep. Chris Millis a Pender a fierce critic of the state s solar Pottete mad col leagues during a raw Molus and like minded republicans ars Ina fun court press this year to Reese portions of a 2007 Law that Are raising Over time the percentage of retail sales that electric utilities must originate from renewable Energy sources and Energy efficiencies reaching 12.5 percent in 2021. Freezing the percentage at the current 6 percent has been actively debated in no less than three Bills Indus ing one that passed the Hows this month and another a to bed last week i two Senate commit i maximum amount Duki Energy and other electric Power suppliers could charge each residential customer to help them comply with the Law also would be kept at $12 annually. House majority Leader Mike Hager a Rutherford who has led the charge against the renewable Energy portfolio Standard says a Stuffy also is needed to examine whether it should in Gracias Village shops we cute a Cut amp Neil in Peru amp and to. Urn six 7 m s Nahunta pork Center prices effective May 25-30 w $ Dollar Days $ Bijj Job Hickory smoked a saw Wailer i so Sam Isis my freshly Frozen Tom chops approx to pucks country cured Hants Ltd a a it buy i by Al ref. Prier $ $ to cd Baster far Only. A to sick a free in 4 per Day fresh pork chunk Backbone of a mix Jil fresh ground bulk sausage $000/4lb. 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Capping the Standard would say that a changes can be made abruptly and that investments that those industries have made Here in North Carolina Are at risk a Saki John Morrison chief operating officer with eco lexus which builds and installs solar systems. Industry advocates attribute the state s solar policies for making North Carolina first in the South and fourth nationwide in completed solar investment with 450 companies supporting More than 4,000jobs, according to a report from a Center at Duke University. Joel Olsen founder of 02energies in Cornelius has developed 1.4 solar projects across North Carolina. He expects 300winkers on a pending 28-megawatt project in Rural Montgomery county. The Industry Quot can continue to grow if we let everything run its course Quot Olsen said. Conservative groups have studies that contend the portfolio Standard has led to fewer Overall jobs being created in the state. Residential electric customers currently Are basically paying an amount equal to pocket change in their monthly Bills to help utilities meet the Standard. Businesses and manufacturing plants pay More and every Little bit gets passed on to Consumers Hager said. An Rte International study however calculated the portfolio Standard is resulting in Overall savings on customers Bills in cheaper Power solar also was discussed during last weeks debate on the House budget which extended a credit for investing in renewable Energy property set to expire at the end of 2015 for another two years. A floor amendment to let the credit expire was Defeated. Annual department of Revenue reports show tax filers took $ 127 million in credits processed in the 2014 Calendar year based on $718 million in renewable Energy spending compared to jus $53.4 million in credits the year before. Duke Energy took nearly half the credits in 2014, a report said. ? the Rte study prepared j for the North Carolina sus taxable Energy association found renewable Energy projects has generated 54 a percent More government tax revenues than the credit itself had paid out. Hager said be s not pushing for changes on behalf for his former employer saying he just wants Low Cost electricity for constituents and Industry. Duke Energy has t spoken out for or against Many provisions being debated except for the study requirement which it supports to examine Many renewable Energy issues company spokesman Randy wireless said. A fall issues should be on the table a Wheeless said by email. This year s outcomes May rest in the state Senate. Which does t seem to be of one mind on the portfolio Standard. A there is no consensus a said Senate rules committee chairman Tom Apodaca a Henderson of Eddie Price joins in memorial prayer at the the annual veterans Day program at the Wilson county courthouse. Gray Whitley times file photo Price longtime Community Volunteer tuesday High 86 Low 65 rain 0% wednesday High 87 Low 66 rain 20% thursday High 86 Low 67 rain 0% Friday High 87 Low 67 rain 0% 59 continued from Page la Price called the City clerk to let her know his time was nearly finished. The clerk told Price the City Council voted to let him have a permanent seat on the committee. After that Price stopped calling City Hall. One of the More visible roles of the group is its sponsorship of the annual memorial Day and veterans Day services at the courthouse. The committee was also instrumental in adding of several monuments in the courthouse Square. The Wilson Jaycees started the Effort by raising Money to add the courthouses first Monument for Vietnam veterans around 1985. The committee started raising Money and was Able to gain More than $ 11,000 in local support for the addition of three More monuments a Centrepiece with each military Branch represented and a flagpole. Since 1987, the courthouse has had monuments for world War i world War ii and the korean War. A purple heart Monument was added a couple years ago and there is interest in adding another Monument to Honor veterans from the recent wars in the Middle East. Prices Story is like a lot of other americans growing up in the depression. He was drafted at a Young age served his time and remains faithful to his country and Community. Being drafted into the War was a natural part of growing up in the Early 1940s. A fall of us knew it was our duty to go a he said. A we had an obligation to our country. A i think All of America during and immediately following world War ii were United As a country. I grew up being very proud of the country that i lived in and my Community that i lived in that sense of patriotism has just stuck with me my entire a native of Lucama Price completed Basic training in 1943 and was sent to England in 1944 As a Rifleman with the 29th infantry division. He arrived in Normandy one week after a Day and was in service for the duration of the War. He served As a military policeman in England France Belgium and Germany. In 1945, he was honorable discharged from the army and returned to Wilson county. He worked As a typewriter apprentice and started a 50-year career Selling and repairing office machines including calculators and Cash registers he worked for Eastern typewriter co. And Hudson typewriter co before ending his career with office machines service and sales and his own company Price business supplies. He retired on his 80th birthday. Price is married and has an adult daughter Debbie. Mayor Bruce Rose said prices Mark on the City is undeniable. A Eddie Price is undoubtedly one of the most dedicated servants for veterans that i have Ever known in my life Quot Rose said. A emr. Price has brought our Community together by All these ceremonies he has every memorial Day every veterans Day. A a the courthouse Square is crowded with people from All parts of the City coming up to Honor our veterans and or. Price is the cause of Rochte to Wilson nne com 265-7818

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