Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – September 21

North Carolina News – September 21

BC-US-ELECTION 2020-BIDEN-BATTLEGROUNDS With cash windfall, Biden adds GOP states to campaign map ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is using a campaign cash advantage over President Donald Trump to add Republican-leaning Georgia and Iowa to his paid media footprint, bringing the Democratic challenger’s television and digital battleground map to an even dozen states. The expansion reflects…read more »

Rural N.C. Communities Struggle With Internet Access

Rural N.C. Communities Struggle With Internet Access

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Rural North Carolina families continue to struggle with online access for school-age children. According to the N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office, or BIO, 1.6 million families in the state cannot access or afford home internet. BIO Director Jeff Sural said getting providers to invest in these areas is a difficult sell…read more »

NCDOT’s Fall Litter Sweep Canceled

NCDOT’s Fall Litter Sweep Canceled

NCDOT needs your help after ongoing impacts from COVID-19 have canceled the department’s Fall Litter Sweep. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, the Litter Sweep is NCDOT’s statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Last year during a Litter Sweep, Adopt-A-Highway groups, NCDOT employees and other volunteers removed nearly 939,000 pounds of litter. Due…read more »

Limited Prison, Juvenile Justice Facility Visitations To Resume

Limited Prison, Juvenile Justice Facility Visitations To Resume

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will resume limited visitation at all the state’s prisons and in its juvenile justice facilities effective Oct. 1 with significant restrictions due to the pandemic. Visitation was suspended in all ACJJ facilities statewide on March 16. “As Governor Cooper gradually eases restrictions in North Carolina, we will…read more »

N.C. Districts May Implement ‘Plan A’ For Elementary Schools

N.C. Districts May Implement ‘Plan A’ For Elementary Schools

— From the Office of Gov. Roy Cooper — After several weeks of stable COVID-19 trends and continued low virus spread in school settings, Governor Roy Cooper Thursday announced that beginning on October 5, North Carolina public school districts and charter schools can choose to implement Plan A for elementary schools (grades K-5). Plan A…read more »

North Carolina News – September 17

North Carolina News – September 17

BC-TROPICAL WEATHER After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally’s rains could mean more problems for parts of south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Sally has diminished to a tropical depression. But it’s still a rainmaker as it has moved Thursday into Georgia, on…read more »

North Carolina News – September 16

North Carolina News – September 16

TEAR GAS-PROTESTS Report: Raleigh police used expired tear gas on protesters RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh police used expired tear gas on demonstrators during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, according to a report released Tuesday. The News & Observer reports that the review of the Police Department’s response and use…read more »

North Carolina News – September 15

North Carolina News – September 15

ELECTION 2020-SENATE-NORTH CAROLINA NC Senate candidates trade accusations on virus, vaccine RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham have traded accusations over the government’s COVID-19 response and an upcoming vaccine in their first televised debate. Tillis was largely the aggressor in Monday night’s debate, criticizing Cunningham for…read more »

Applications Open For GREAT Grant Funding

Applications Open For GREAT Grant Funding

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $32 million in pandemic relief grant funding to help bring high-speed internet access to rural North Carolina. Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 1105 into law, allocating more than $32 million for rural broadband expansion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund created by the Coronavirus…read more »

Election Campaign Signs Up On State Roadways Starting This Week

Election Campaign Signs Up On State Roadways Starting This Week

This week, drivers will start seeing election signs along state-maintained roads. A state law allows campaign signs to be placed in the right of way of state roads as early as 30 days before the start of early voting. So, signs can legally be placed on September 15. Restrictions regarding the signs, include: Whoever places the signs is…read more »

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