North Carolina House commemorates anniversary
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina House of Representatives is honoring its 220th anniversary by convening at the old State Capitol Building.
The House convened Thursday in the Capitol, built in 1840 after the first building burned down. It housed both chambers of the General Assembly until 1963.
House Speaker Thom Tillis said the anniversary gives lawmakers the chance to reflect on the history of their office and the gravity of their work.
The House passed a resolution honoring the anniversary and the memory of early General Assembly members. It also passed an update to state tax law clarifying how houses listed for rent for fewer than 15 days are subject to sales and occupancy taxes, in advance of the U.S. Open golf championships next month in Pinehurst.