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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – January 15

North Carolina News – January 15

COCKFIGHTING-NORTH CAROLINA-GUAM Advocates: Carolina breeders supporting cockfighting in Guam RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights advocates say breeders in North Carolina shipped more than 1,000 live roosters to Guam for the island’s cockfighting trade. News outlets report two animal welfare groups on Thursday sent letters to U.S. attorneys in the state calling for an investigation.…read more »

N.C. Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

N.C. Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

North Carolina is expanding the coronavirus vaccine eligibility.  Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced the new eligibility requirements at a media briefing on Thursday. Vaccine providers that are prepared can now begin inoculating all healthcare workers as well as those ages 65 and up.  This follows new vaccination guidelines issued…read more »

North Carolina News – January 14

North Carolina News – January 14

LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA More NC towns expand LGBT employment, commerce protections CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More North Carolina towns have approved expanded non-discrimination ordinances for LGBT people. The Chapel Hill board approved unanimously on Wednesday new protections covering employment and public accommodations for people on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and other…read more »

North Carolina News – January 13

North Carolina News – January 13

AP-NC-RARE TURTLE FOUND DEAD Rare sea turtle found dead on North Carolina’s Outer Banks FRSICO, N.C. (AP) — A species of sea turtle that is rarely seen on North Carolina’s Outer Banks has been found dead in a Frisco marsh near the Pamlico Sound. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that biologists have so far been unable…read more »

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

North Carolina leaders are urging seniors to get the new coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available in their communities. Tuesday, North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen unveiled the new “You Have A Spot: Take Your Shot” campaign with a video urging those age 75 and up to register for…read more »

North Carolina News – January 12

North Carolina News – January 12

BC-NC-UNIVERSITY CLASSES-DELAYS Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte delay in-person classes GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have delayed the start of in-person classes as the number of coronavirus cases rise across the state. The Greensboro News & Record reported Monday that in-person classes at Appalachian State won’t begin until…read more »

North Carolina News – January 11

North Carolina News – January 11

CAPITOL RIOT-ARMY OFFICER Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.…read more »

The N.C. National Guard Mobilized For Vaccine Support

The N.C. National Guard Mobilized For Vaccine Support

N.C. Department of Public Safety, including its divisions of Emergency Management and the N.C. National Guard, are actively planning and coordinating with N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to create options for how Guard personnel may augment existing vaccination resources. The North Carolina National Guard mobilized approximately 50 personnel last week in support of the anticipated…read more »

Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Nearly 4,000 air purifiers are being installed in the ductwork of 53 North Carolina prisons in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. “The health and safety of the staff and the offenders in our custody is our number one priority,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “These devices will help to stop the…read more »

North Carolina News – January 8

North Carolina News – January 8

AP-NC-FORMER CIRCUS TRAIN CARS North Carolina to try again to sell former circus train cars RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina say it will try again to auction off railroad cars, including nine that were once owned by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Raleigh News & Observer reported…read more »

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