Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – May 18

North Carolina News – May 18

DEPUTY SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA Prosecutor: Deputies’ fatal shooting of Black man justified ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says the shooting of a Black man killed by sheriff’s deputies was justified. District Attorney Andrew Womble made the announcement Tuesday after reviewing the results of a State Bureau of Investigation probe of the…read more »

North Carolina News – May 17

North Carolina News – May 17

AP-NC-Car Crash-Toddler Killed N Carolina toddler killed when thrown from vehicle in crash SNOW HILL, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. State Highway Patrol says a 2-year-old was killed when the child was thrown from an SUV which was involved in a crash. WITN reports the patrol says the child was not in a safety seat…read more »

OP-ED: The Road To A Brighter Future Runs Through N.C.

OP-ED: The Road To A Brighter Future Runs Through N.C.

– Editorial/Opinion submitted by Gov. Roy Cooper –   North Carolina is emerging from a worldwide pandemic strong and growing, with new jobs and new neighbors arriving daily. We welcome this growth, but in order for our communities to thrive, our infrastructure must catch up and keep up. In recent weeks, Vice President Kamala Harris, Transportation Secretary…read more »

OP-ED: Rep Smith Pushes For Fair Distribution Of COVID Funds

OP-ED: Rep Smith Pushes For Fair Distribution Of COVID Funds

– Editorial/Opinion from Rep. Raymond E. Smith, Jr. –   Many Tier 1 Counties (including Sampson & Wayne), did not get their fair share of Covid-19 relief funds.  Many of the most needy areas of our state were left behind.  Our Chambers of Commerce were left out, as well as the historically underserved communities.  This…read more »

N.C. Ends Crowd Limits, Most Mask Mandates

N.C. Ends Crowd Limits, Most Mask Mandates

Effective Immediately, North Carolina is lifting all mandatory capacity and gathering limits as well as all social distancing requirements. Governor Roy Cooper announced the latest round of eased restrictions Friday afternoon. Also, some of the state’s mask mandates are being lifted. In most settings, indoors and outdoors, North Carolinians are no longer required to wear…read more »

North Carolina News – May 14

North Carolina News – May 14

RACIAL INJUSTICE-BIRMINGHAM ‘Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of teenagers and adults helped change the world nearly 60 years ago by marching for civil rights in Birmingham, Alabama. Today, those same people have a message for people demonstrating against racial justice and police violence: Keep going.…read more »

DMV Expands Weekday Hours At 25 Offices Including Goldsboro

DMV Expands Weekday Hours At 25 Offices Including Goldsboro

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, which last week resumed regular road testing for certain drivers after a year absence, is also going to bring back Saturday hours at select driver license offices, as well as expand weekday hours at more than two dozen locations. Starting May 15, walk-in customers will be accepted at 16…read more »

North Carolina News – May 13

North Carolina News – May 13

AP-US-PIPELINE-CYBERSECURITY-ATTACK Pipeline hack sends people scrambling for fuel in the South CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline has stricken fear and stress into the lives of people in the Southeastern U.S. who have been waiting in long lines amid distribution problems and panic-buying. The company said it initiated the restart…read more »

North Carolina News – May 12

North Carolina News – May 12

NORTH CAROLINA-DEPUTY SHOOTING Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for relatives of a Black man fatally shot by North Carolina deputies say body camera videos show that he didn’t strike them with his car before they opened fire, contradicting a local prosecutor. Chance Lynch is…read more »

Cooper Issues State Of Emergency To Allow Fuel Transportation Waivers

Cooper Issues State Of Emergency To Allow Fuel Transportation Waivers

In response to the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, Governor Roy Cooper Monday signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in North Carolina and temporarily suspending motor vehicle fuel regulations to ensure adequate fuel supply supplies throughout the state. On May 7, 2021, the Colonial Pipeline system reported a ransomware cyber-attack, resulting in…read more »

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