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NCLM and the American Rescue Plan: Services, Support, and a Thriving Future for North...

The League’s ARP Service Line is more than just an assistance program to help in the short term. It’s a network of support that will assist our cities and towns for many years to...

Mayor Elizabeth Morey Leads by Listening

Through community engagement and a citizen-first approach, Morey ensures Southern Shores is not just a top-tier beach destination, but also a true hometown. If you live in Southern Shores, there’s a good chance Mayor Elizabeth...

Wilkesboro Invests in Community Through Creative Use of ARP-enabled Funds

Wilkesboro, known for its outdoor music festivals and recreation, continues to invest in its growing community through the opening of a new universal playground, made possible by ARP funds. Nestled along the Yadkin River, the...

Town of Pikeville Successfully Pilots the Municipal Accounting Services Program

The Town of Pikeville was celebrated by the League for being one of the first pilot towns to implement the League’s Municipal Accounting Services (MAS) Program. With ARP funding, the MAS Program continues to...

ARP Funds Allow Town of Newton Grove to Fix Outdated Water/Sewer System

Newton Grove was struggling with an outdated water and sewer system and depleted town funds when the town received a once-in-a-generation opportunity through the distribution of funds from the American Rescue Plan. Newton Grove is...

Passenger Rail Expansion Rolling Down the Tracks

Over late summer and fall, five cities across the state hosted meetings organized by Rail Response, a project of the North Carolina Metro Mayors Coalition, examining how more investment in intercity passenger rail can...

With ARP, an Opportunity, a Responsibility, and a Role Well Played

Through the many changes in local governments—budget cycles and news cycles, projects, and programs—one topic has remained front and center for the better part of two years: the American Rescue Plan. Communications from the League...

Inaugural Risk Management Services “Trust Matters” Conference

This October the NC League of Municipalities debuted its first Trust Matters Conference. The gathering was hosted at the Sheraton Hotel in Research Triangle Park. Participants from around the state traveled to attend in...

Legislative Session Concludes… Mostly

In recent years, state lawmakers haven’t exactly left Raleigh with a lot of pomp, circumstance, and finality. Instead, they have typically concluded virtually all of their business at some point and time, but then left the...

Local Preemption, Bite by Bite

North Carolina cities and towns have plenty to be grateful for when it comes to this year’s legislative session. For a third straight year, state lawmakers in Raleigh provided a tremendous boost to local infrastructure...