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First of state's "Tax & Tag" bills coming due soon

INTRO – The first bills under the “Tax and Tag” program come due Sunday. George Olsen has more.

The state’s new “Tax and Tag” program bills at the same time vehicle registration renewal as well as vehicle property taxes from counties. Vehicle owners with a “9”… for the month of September… on their license tag are the first to pay the combined bill. The notices for those bills come due September 1. Each month more people will fall under the combined bill with all state vehicle owners expected to be covered under Tax and Tag by mid-2014. The program is the result of a law passed by the General Assembly back in 2005. I’m George Olsen.

George Olsen is a 1977 Havelock High School graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1982 where he got his first taste of non-commercial radio working for their student station WUSC. After graduation he worked about five years in commercial radio before coming to work at Public Radio East where he has remained since outside of a nearly 3-year stint as jazz and operations coordinator at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the early 1990s. On his return to eastern North Carolina he hosted classical music for Public Radio East before moving into the Morning Edition host position and now can be heard on All Things Considered. He also hosts and produces The Sound, five hours of Americana, Roots Rock and Contemporary Folk weekday evenings on PRE Public Radio East News & Ideas, and is a news and feature producer for Public Radio East.