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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – May 24, 2020

North Carolina News – May 24, 2020

NC farmers start euthanizing 1.5M chickens amid pandemic RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants are forcing North Carolina farmers to euthanize 1.5 million chickens, according to a state official. Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Joe Reardon told The News & Observer on Friday that this is the first time during the pandemic that…read more »

State’s “Safer-At-Home” Recommendations Begin At 5 PM

State’s “Safer-At-Home” Recommendations Begin At 5 PM

North Carolina enters Phase 2 of its reopening process at 5 PM on Friday.  During a media briefing just hours before the next stage goes into effect, Gov. Roy Cooper urged North Carolinians to continue using caution to avoid the spread of COVID-19 during Memorial Day Weekend.  Gov. Cooper says the “Safer-at-Home” Phase 2 plan…read more »

North Carolina News – May 22, 2020

North Carolina News – May 22, 2020

UNC, NC State to resume in-person classes on Aug. 10 CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — During a visit to the Charlotte area, federal Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the upcoming NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday in Concord  is an important part of the country getting back to work and normal activities. He praised…read more »

Governor: State Ready To Move Into Modest Phase 2

Governor: State Ready To Move Into Modest Phase 2

North Carolina will move into Phase 2 of its reopening process Friday evening. However, the current trends with the COVID-19 crisis have led the state to modify the Phase 2 plans for a more gradual reopening in this next stage. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the Phase 2, “Safer-at-Home” recommendation will go into effect…read more »

North Carolina News – May 20, 2020

North Carolina News – May 20, 2020

N.C. health chief asks people to “hang in there” under order RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s chief health leader is asking residents to “hang in there” by continuing to comply with the state business restrictions mean to blunt the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Roy Cooper’s current stay-at-home order expires Friday. Cooper said this week he’s…read more »

North Carolina News – May 19, 2020

North Carolina News – May 19, 2020

N.C. health chief asks people to “hang in there” under order RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s chief health leader is asking residents to “hang in there” by continuing to comply with the state business restrictions mean to blunt the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Roy Cooper’s current stay-at-home order expires Friday. Cooper said this week he’s…read more »

Cooper: State May Be Ready To Move Into Phase 2

Cooper: State May Be Ready To Move Into Phase 2

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Governor Roy Cooper says he hopes a decision can be made by “mid-week” on whether the state is ready to move into the second phase of a three tier reopening plan. During a daily briefing in Raleigh on Monday, Cooper said testing is moving in the right direction. Cooper said that…read more »

FEMA Issues Public Notice for 18 N.C. Counties

FEMA Issues Public Notice for 18 N.C. Counties

A public notice has been posted to the FEMA and North Carolina Department of Public Safety websites describing available FEMA assistance and proposed FEMA-funded actions, including activities that may affect historic properties, threatened and endangered species, critical habitat, or wetlands and floodplains in North Carolina. FEMA is required by law to provide public notice of…read more »

Judge Blocks Governor’s Virus-Related Orders On Churches

Judge Blocks Governor’s Virus-Related Orders On Churches

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has sided with conservative Christian leaders and blocked the enforcement of restrictions that Gov. Roy Cooper ordered affecting indoor religious services during the pandemic. The order from Judge James C. Dever III came Saturday, days after two Baptist churches, a minister and a Christian revival…read more »

Free COVID-19 Testing To Be Offered To Prisons Staff

Free COVID-19 Testing To Be Offered To Prisons Staff

The N.C. Department of Public Safety today announced an initiative to make COVID-19 testing available to employees in its Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ). The plan will provide a direct testing solution for the more than 21,000 employees who work across the state in prisons or juvenile facilities, or in the community…read more »

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