Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Category Archives: State News

NCDOT: Road Closures Suspended For The Holiday Weekend

NCDOT: Road Closures Suspended For The Holiday Weekend

Though traffic is expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways. The work shutdown along interstates, U.S. and key N.C. routes is expected to go from Tuesday morning through…read more »

Thanksgiving “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign Underway

Thanksgiving “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign Underway

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving week about their responsibility to buckle up when behind the wheel. Law enforcement will be out patrolling North Carolina roads as part of the Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, starting Monday, Nov. 23, and running through Sunday, Nov. 29. “Our goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness…read more »

North Carolina News – November 24

North Carolina News – November 24

VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE TESTING Some N.C. colleges to require negative COVID-19 after break RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina colleges plan to require students to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to campus after their winter break. At the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors meeting last week, President Peter…read more »

Governor Cooper Announces Stricter Mask Requirement

Governor Cooper Announces Stricter Mask Requirement

With the number of coronavirus cases soaring in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper is announcing a stricter mask requirement for the state. On Monday, Gov. Cooper announced the new executive order will tighten North Carolina’s mask mandate.  Under the new requirements, residents will need to wear a mask anytime they are in close proximity with…read more »

North Carolina News – November 23

North Carolina News – November 23

HEROIN DEATH CONVICTION North Carolina man convicted in 2017 heroin death RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been convicted of providing heroin in 2017 to a man who died of an overdose. The Raleigh-based federal prosecutor’s office said in a news release Monday that 37-year-old Randon Austin Jenkins of Jacksonville was convicted…read more »

North Carolina News – November 20

North Carolina News – November 20

BC-NC-CHILD KILLING-DEATH PENALTY SOUGHT Death penalty sought against man accused of killing child CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — A judge in North Carolina is allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty against a Forsyth County man who is accused of killing a 1-year-old girl. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Thursday that Jesse Wayne Perkins faces a first-degree-murder…read more »

North Carolina News – November 19

North Carolina News – November 19

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NURSING HOME NEGLECT Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows As more than 90,000 of America’s long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of death separate from the virus has quietly claimed tens of thousands more, often because overburdened workers haven’t…read more »

North Carolina News – November 18

North Carolina News – November 18

AP-US-LOWE’S-RESULTS Sales surge at Lowe’s as the homebound take on more projects Lowe’s sales surged in the third quarter as the home improvement retailer capitalized on people looking to spruce up their homes as they spend more time there during the pandemic. Revenue increased to $22.3 billion from $17.4 billion a year ago. That beat…read more »

Rep. Bell Re-Elected N.C. House Majority Leader

Rep. Bell Re-Elected N.C. House Majority Leader

On Monday, the N.C. House Republican Caucus unanimously re-elected Representative John Bell (R – Greene, Johnston and Wayne) as their Majority Leader for the 2021-2022 legislative session. He was first elected to the position in 2016. In a written statement, Rep. Bell says: “It is truly an honor to have once again earned the support…read more »

North Carolina News – November 16

North Carolina News – November 16

AP-NC-SHERIFF’S REPORT-POLICE REFORMS North Carolina sheriff’s group recommends police reforms RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A statewide sheriff’s group has issued recommendations for police reforms that include more training and banning choke holds in most situations. But the Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that community activists aren’t in total agreement with all of the suggestions.…read more »

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