Expect pain, difficult choices, Owens says By Reggie Ponder The Daily Advance Friday, January 21, 2011 North Carolina‚Äôs projected $3.7 billion budget shortfall will result in painful spending cuts and require difficult decisions by state lawmakers, state Rep. Bill Owens, D-Pasquotank, told a group of area public officials and business leaders Friday. Owens spoke at […]