North Carolina State Fair http://wunc.org en NC Tax Law Proposal Would Hike Live Entertainment Prices http://wunc.org/post/nc-tax-law-proposal-would-hike-live-entertainment-prices <p>When North Carolina legislators passed a law this summer charging sales tax on admissions to live entertainment events in the state, they made a list of exempt groups. </p><p>But exactly who doesn’t have to pay created confusion, so now law makers have a more clear proposal: Tax everyone, except for K-12 schools and all-volunteer groups.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 25712 at http://wunc.org NC Tax Law Proposal Would Hike Live Entertainment Prices Deputies Seek Second Suspect In Fair Ride Tampering Case http://wunc.org/post/deputies-seek-second-suspect-fair-ride-tampering-case <p>Authorities have issued arrest warrants for the owner of a ride at the North Carolina State Fair that investigators say injured five people after safety equipment was tampered with.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:39:55 +0000 Associated Press 25406 at http://wunc.org Deputies Seek Second Suspect In Fair Ride Tampering Case State Fair Ride Operator Denied Request For Lesser Bail http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-ride-operator-denied-request-lesser-bail <p>The man accused of tampering with a thrill ride at the North Carolina State Fair had his first court appearance Monday.</p><p>Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting bodily injury.&nbsp;<br /><br />A judge denied a defense request to reduce his $225,000 bond.&nbsp; Prosecutors are concerned that because he has no ties to the area, he may be a flight risk.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:11 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24869 at http://wunc.org State Fair Ride Operator Denied Request For Lesser Bail State Fair Worker Injured While Taking Apart Ride http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-worker-injured-while-taking-apart-ride <p>Officials with the North Carolina State Fair say a worker has been injured while disassembling a ride.</p><p>Fair spokesman Brian Long says a 35-year-old man was hurt early Monday morning when a piece of one of two rides called the Vortex fell on him.</p><p>The ride is not the same one that injured five people last week.&nbsp; The man's name and condition have not been released.&nbsp; He was taken to WakeMed Hospital.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:57:27 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Will Michaels 24814 at http://wunc.org State Fair Worker Injured While Taking Apart Ride Investigation Continues Into State Fair Ride Mishap http://wunc.org/post/investigation-continues-state-fair-ride-mishap <p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:34:52 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24748 at http://wunc.org Investigation Continues Into State Fair Ride Mishap Ham Biscuits Reign Supreme At NC State Fair http://wunc.org/post/ham-biscuits-reign-supreme-nc-state-fair <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.ncstatefair.org/2013/index.htm">North Carolina State Fair</a> is coming to a close, which means time is running out to sample a smorgasbord of foods: turkey legs and fried Oreos. Ostrich burgers and pork&nbsp;BBQ egg rolls. Or perhaps your palate runs to the more traditional. If that's the case, then perhaps you should head over to the Cary United Methodist Church booth. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:02:39 +0000 Alex Granados 24684 at http://wunc.org Ham Biscuits Reign Supreme At NC State Fair Ride Mishap Injures 5 At NC State Fair http://wunc.org/post/ride-mishap-injures-5-nc-state-fair <p>Police say it was an apparent malfunction that led to five injuries on a ride at the North Carolina State Fair.</p><p>The incident happened Thursday night shortly after 9 p.m. on a ride called The Vortex.</p><p>"We have been told that the ride had stopped and they were unloading, and all of the sudden, the ride started up again," said Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison in a press conference Friday morning.</p><p>Harrison said that report is preliminary and investigators are still looking into exactly what caused the accident.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:46:34 +0000 Will Michaels 24725 at http://wunc.org Ride Mishap Injures 5 At NC State Fair Fun And Fried Food Highlight 2013 N.C. State Fair http://wunc.org/post/fun-and-fried-food-highlight-2013-nc-state-fair <p><a href="http://www.ncstatefair.org/2013/index.htm">The North Carolina State Fair</a> is getting ready to open its gates Thursday. The 11-day event features rides, exhibits, livestock, and entertainment. The State Fair&#39;s Brian Long says there&#39;s always something new on the food front.<br /><br />&quot;We have a massive double caramel apple that&#39;s called a &#39;double decker doozy&#39; that&#39;s been covered in chocolate and other candy and what not,&quot; explains Long.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:53:16 +0000 Catherine Brand 24137 at http://wunc.org Fun And Fried Food Highlight 2013 N.C. State Fair State Fair Kicks Off This Week http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-kicks-week <p>Fans of rides, animals and fried food are looking forward to the start of the North Carolina State Fair later this week. Organizers expect another good crowd after last year's attendance topped one million people. Brian Long is a spokesman for the fair. He says music is also a big attraction at the annual event.<br> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:40:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 2411 at http://wunc.org State Fair To Make Changes To Prevent E.coli Infections http://wunc.org/post/state-fair-make-changes-prevent-ecoli-infections <p>The state Department of Agriculture is making some changes at this year's State Fair. Twenty-five people became sick from E.coli contamination after last year's fair concluded. A task force was formed by State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to explore ways to keep infections from happening again. Some food vendors are being moved from areas where competition animals are kept. Troxler says a better effort is being made to limit human and animal contact.<br> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1941 at http://wunc.org