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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – July 30

North Carolina News – July 30

EVICTION MORATORIUM-NORTH CAROLINA EXPLAINER: Will NC tenants be evicted when moratorium ends? RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The end of some tenant protections has raised concerns that tens of thousands of North Carolina residents will be unable to afford their monthly rent and could face eviction. A federal freeze on evictions expires Saturday. The state has…read more »

N.C. COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket; Governor Urges Masks, Vaccinations

N.C. COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket; Governor Urges Masks, Vaccinations

Don’t wait and get your COVID-19 vaccine now if you haven’t already.  That’s the message from Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials as coronavirus cases surge in North Carolina.  During Thursday’s media briefing, Gov. Cooper laid out a new executive order: The order directs state government cabinet agencies to verify whether their employees are…read more »

North Carolina News Network – July 29

North Carolina News Network – July 29

CHEMICALS-CREEK North Carolina seeks origin of chemical spill on creek FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — State officials are for the second time trying to determine the source of potentially harmful compounds found in foam floating on a North Carolina creek. The Fayetteville Observer reports that in both instances, the man-made chemicals found in the Gray’s Creek…read more »

North Carolina News – July 28

North Carolina News – July 28

AP-US-NEWTOWN-SHOOTING-GUN-MAKER Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims’ families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for…read more »

North Carolina News – July 27

North Carolina News – July 27

STOLEN TRUCK-HOMEOWNER DRAGGED Sheriff: N. Carolina man drags homeowner with stolen truck LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has arrested a man who they say dragged a homeowner with a stolen truck. The High Point Enterprise reports deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Sunday about a…read more »

North Carolina News – July 26

North Carolina News – July 26

CHILD KILLED 4 arrested in drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old girl MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say four people have been arrested and charged in the drive-by shooting of a 13-year-old girl. Monroe police said in a Facebook post all four have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held at…read more »

North Carolina News – July 23

North Carolina News – July 23

MISSING HELICOPTER-NORTH CAROLINA Brothers’ bodies found after helicopter disappears ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two brothers from Virginia have been found after the helicopter they were traveling in disappeared off the North Carolina coast. The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office says officials were notified Thursday that the body of one man…read more »

North Carolina News – July 22

North Carolina News – July 22

MISSING HELICOPTER-NORTH CAROLINA Coast Guard: Search for missing helicopter suspended ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search along the North Carolina coast for a helicopter with two men aboard that disappeared near Albemarle Sound during a flight from Virginia. The search was suspended Wednesday after Coast Guard personnel and…read more »

Gov. Cooper: State Will Take Steps If COVID-19 Trends Worsen

Gov. Cooper: State Will Take Steps If COVID-19 Trends Worsen

With 1,434 new cases of coronavirus reported over the last 24 hours in North Carolina, state leaders continue to push to get shots in arms. At a media briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper reported 60% of adult North Carolinians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Cooper says the current…read more »

North Carolina News – July 21

North Carolina News – July 21

FATAL CRASH-SETTLEMENT North Carolina county to pay $1.25M to crash victim’s family SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The family of a North Carolina woman killed in a crash with a sheriff’s deputy will receive $1.25 million in a settlement agreement. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 63-year-old Shirley Ann James was killed in a January…read more »

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