Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – December 6

North Carolina News – December 6

ELECTION 2022-FILING OPENS NC candidate filing for 2022 elections to begin Monday RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Candidate filing for 2022 elections in North Carolina is starting as scheduled. The State Board of Elections and election offices in all 100 counties begin accepting candidate documents and filing fees at noon Monday. Filing ends at midday Dec.…read more »

Governor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Governor Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 5 – 11 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.   “North Carolina’s winter weather can be challenging and everyone should be prepared for dangerous conditions,” Governor Cooper said. “Make a family emergency plan, update your emergency…read more »

North Carolina News – December 3

North Carolina News – December 3

REDISTRICTING LAWSUITS NC judges weigh attempts to block elections under new maps RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legal attempts to block North Carolina legislative and congressional elections from occurring under district maps approved by state Republicans last month are getting heard by state trial judges. A three-judge panel began a hearing Friday on two lawsuits. Plaintiffs…read more »

North Carolina News – December 2

North Carolina News – December 2

AP-US-AWOL-WEAPONS-EXPLOSIVES AP: US military explosives vanish, emerge in civilian world An Associated Press investigation has found that the U.S. military has a missing explosives problem. Hundreds of pounds of plastic explosives have vanished over the past decade, as have hundreds — and possibly thousands — of armor-piercing grenades. These were not rusty war trophies cast…read more »

North Carolina News – December 1

North Carolina News – December 1

FUGITIVE SEX OFFENDER Fugitive sex offender sentenced for not registering RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who was a fugitive for nearly two years and who was captured in North Carolina has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for failure to register as a sex offender. Court documents…read more »

Governor Warns Vaccination Is Best Defense Against Omicron, Other COVID Variants

Governor Warns Vaccination Is Best Defense Against Omicron, Other COVID Variants

(GDN) — The COVID-19 variant known as “omicron” is likely heading for a town near you.  At Tuesday’s media briefing, Gov. Roy Cooper says it’s a stark reminder that North Carolina hasn’t defeated the pandemic. Cooper says getting more people vaccinated remains the way out of the pandemic. The governor says 13% of the state’s…read more »

Burn Ban Issued For All North Carolina Counties

Burn Ban Issued For All North Carolina Counties

Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday until further notice. “It is fall wildfire season in North Carolina, and we are seeing wildfire activity increase due to dry conditions,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve…read more »

North Carolina News – November 30

North Carolina News – November 30

GENERAL ASSEMBLY-ADJOURNMENT NC General Assembly wraps up most of its 2021 work RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has wrapped up nearly all of its work for the calendar year. The Republican-controlled legislature held floor votes Monday on several measures before leaving Raleigh. Some bills are heading to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.…read more »

North Carolina News – November 28

North Carolina News – November 28

MISSING GIRL-ONLINE CHAT Florida teen safe after leaving home with man she met online NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who was taken across state lines has been found safe days after leaving her home in Florida with a man she met playing an online video game. North Miami Beach Police Chief…read more »

North Carolina News – November 26

North Carolina News – November 26

SECOND SHOOTING Suspect, victim in SC shooting shot each other at NC mall ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say the man charged with killing someone in South Carolina this week had wounded the same victim in a shootout at a North Carolina mall earlier this year. Police say 32-year-old Kevion Harris was found dead…read more »

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