TRUMP TO MEET WITH OUSTED NC GOVERNOR (Politico) -- Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Pat McCrory, who conceded the state’s gubernatorial race Monday, nearly a month after the election. Roy Cooper, the state’s Democratic attorney general, beat McCrory by about 10,000 votes, even as Trump and the state’s Republican senator both prevailed. Trump will meet with McCrory in New York after attending a transition fundraising breakfast, a transition spokesman announced Tuesday. McCrory joined Trump on the trail in North Carolina during the campaign, but the two were not always on the same page.
COOPER: 'I CANNOT WAIT TO GET STARTED' (WRAL-TV) -- Bounding onto a Raleigh stage to Sam & Dave's classic "Hold on, I'm Coming," a triumphant Gov.-elect Roy Cooper celebrated his election win Tuesday night – four weeks after Election Day. "Finally," Cooper told scores of supporters at the McKimmon Center on North Carolina State University's campus. "It's been a long journey for all of us, but we are finally here."
TEXTILE COMPANY BRINGS 610 LOW-PAYING JOBS TO RUTHERFORD COUNTY (Hendersonville Times-News) -- Everest Textile USA plans to establish a 610-job manufacturing facility in Rutherford County, Gov. Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced today. Everest Textiles USA is a unit of Everest Textile Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tainan City. Founded in 1988, the publicly-held parent company is a vertically integrated developer and supplier of innovative products to leading brands in sports, casual and other apparel. Its buyers include names such as Nike, Columbia and Patagonia.
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA SOLAR CAMPAIGN TAKES AIM AT FOSSIL FUEL INTERESTS (Solar Magazine) --Environment America has launched a Stand Up for Solar campaign, which the advocacy group says will redouble its efforts to defend solar policies from utilities and fossil fuel groups pushing anti-solar agendas in state legislatures and regulatory agencies across the nation.
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