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30910
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During the 1959 session of the North Carolina General Assembly 1880 bills and resolutions were introduced, while 1419 were passed and ratified. Among the bills passed where the minimum wage bill making 75 cents per hour the minimum; unemployment compensation; required polio vaccinations; and a point system for highway safety. Those bills that were rejected included a school incentive plan, a court reform bill, the adoption of a new state constitution, or any new taxes.
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30912
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A threat to close the Dismal Swamp Canal has been temporarily stopped by the actions of Congressman Herbert Bonner of the First District from North Carolina. When an appropriations bills on inland waterways was considered, an agreement was reached to allow the canal to continue operation for the next year. Bonner argued that closing the canal would put areas in Virginia and North Carolina at fire risk due to draining of the lakes and locks.
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30909
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Launched by the 1959 General Assembly to cover the next two years, the $600 million spending program will occur without levying any new taxes or increasing rates to old schedules. Only the amount of increased revenue made by estimates of improved business conditions could used for appropriations above budget recommendations.
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30911
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In the next two years, North Carolina will pay out more than $12 million in the form of increased salaries for 30,000 non-teaching employees. This five percent increase will be made via general raises, merit and annual salary increments, and salary adjustment funds.
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30907
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The North Carolina General Fund for 1959 got a pleasant surprise of $5 million, when the Budget Bureau made public a final report on income and expenditures for the fiscal year. The surplus was much larger then expected, despite higher expenditures, due to a gain in revenues.
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30916
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The nation's second largest producer of rayon, and substantial manufacturer of nylon and Tyrex, American Enka Corporation is celebrating its 30th anniversary. First spinning in Buncombe County, North Carolina, American Enka has experienced rapid growth into five states investments now above $120 million.
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30915
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Already considered one of the best fishing spots on the Atlantic Coast, North Carolina is also having a big year with blue marlin catches. Hatteras, Wilmington, and Southport have all reported blue marlin catches, exceeding 250 for the state from May to early August.
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30914
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For the 1959-60 season, North Carolina bow and arrow hunters will receive an extra 18 days of hunting on bear, deer, small game, and upland game birds, still within the bag limit. The previous year, 45 deer were taken in North Carolina during the hunting season.
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