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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – February 23

North Carolina News – February 23

VIRUS CLAIM-ASSAULT CHARGE Police: Woman claimed to have virus, blew into deputy’s face LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say that a woman has been charged after she claimed to have the coronavirus and blew into a sheriff deputy’s face. The Charlotte Observer reports that the incident occurred Sunday evening in Lincoln County.…read more »

North Carolina News – February 22

North Carolina News – February 22

OFFICER SHOT-ARKANSAS Arkansas officer expected to fully recover after shooting LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas police officer who was shot multiple times during a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant with a man suspected of kidnapping a 14-year-old North Carolina girl is expected to make a full recovery. Officials in Lonoke, Arkansas, say…read more »

North Carolina News – February 19

North Carolina News – February 19

FSU CHANCELLOR Allison elected chancellor at Fayetteville State University. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell T. Allison has been elected to be chancellor at Fayetteville State University. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Allison was elected Thursday.  He had resigned from the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors in September to seek the position. Allison…read more »

North Carolina News – February 18

North Carolina News – February 18

WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST The Latest: Texas grid stabilizing, half-million powerless Power outages in Texas have dropped to below a half million, but the state is still facing major problems with drinking water systems. The state’s power grid manager, the Electric Reliability of Council of Texas, says the remaining outages are largely weather-related and not ones…read more »

North Carolina News – February 17

North Carolina News – February 17

VIRUS OUTBREAK-VACCINES North Carolina moves to limit out-of-state access to vaccine RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public health officials are shifting their guidance to improve access to the vaccine for North Carolinians. The new state guidance permitted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows vaccinators to turn away people who are briefly…read more »

State Legislators Unveil Summer School Bill

State Legislators Unveil Summer School Bill

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — A group of North Carolina House Republicans unveiled a bill Tuesday that would expand learning opportunities for children who may have fallen behind as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. House Speaker Tim Moore says the Summer Learning Choice for NC Families bill would provide six weeks of in-classroom learning…read more »

State Bill Would Eliminate Tax On Military Retirement Pay

State Bill Would Eliminate Tax On Military Retirement Pay

– From the Office of Rep. John Bell – State Representatives John Szoka (R-Cumberland), John Bell (R-Wayne), John Bradford (R-Mecklenburg) and Diane Wheatley (R-Cumberland) filed House Bill 83 today to eliminate the income tax on the retirement pay of military service members. “We want to make North Carolina the most veteran-friendly state in the nation…read more »

North Carolina News – February 16

North Carolina News – February 16

AP-US-WINTER-WEATHER Winter’s wrath: Bitter cold, no power and a deadly tornado RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An apparent tornado has killed at least three people in a seaside town in North Carolina, at the rough edge of a blast of winter weather across the United States. Millions of people in Texas are still without power amid…read more »

Explore The NC Moves 2050 Plan On Interactive Webpage

Explore The NC Moves 2050 Plan On Interactive Webpage

The N.C. Department of Transportation has completed the long-range transportation plan update, NC Moves 2050, and there’s now an interactive way for people to explore the plan online. The plan, adopted by the N.C. Board of Transportation on Feb. 4, provides a blueprint focused on creating a more responsive, diverse and inclusive transportation system to…read more »

N.C. Hospitality Industry Awaits Return To Normal

N.C. Hospitality Industry Awaits Return To Normal

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — For now, a 10 pm to 5 am curfew remains in effect across the state, and the pandemic continues to hit the hospitality industry hard. But, what happens when more people are vaccinated and the crisis eases. Have people’s habit changed permanently? Lynn Minges with the North Carolina Restaurant &…read more »

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