Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Newport say coastal flooding, high surf, beach erosion, and strong rip currents are possible along the coast in North Carolina. Heavy rainfall could also cause localized flooding. Stream and river flooding may become a concern as well.
Perusse served as budget director for two other Democratic governors in Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue from late 2008 to early 2011. His top job is carrying out the annual state budget of $27.9 billion and other spending directives approved by the legislature.
North Carolina appears to be one of a half-dozen states where the value of that forgiveness would be subject to state tax without a change. The White House has said the student loan forgiveness — up to $20,000 for some — is exempt from federal income tax.