Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – September 11

North Carolina News – September 11

DEPUTY KILLED-SUSPECT North Carolina deputy shot to death; suspect killed HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot by a break-in suspect, and that the suspect was then killed when other deputies returned fire. News outlets report 35-year-old Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix died Thursday afternoon, hours after…read more »

North Carolina News – September 10

North Carolina News – September 10

POLICE SHOOTING-SUSPECT KILLED Suspect killed, North Carolina deputy wounded in shooting HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been critically wounded and a suspect killed during an exchange of gunfire. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy has been hospitalized following the encounter just before 3 a.m. Thursday near Hendersonville. News…read more »

Additional Expiration Date Extension For Select DMV Credentials

Additional Expiration Date Extension For Select DMV Credentials

On September 4, Governor Cooper signed Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0. Among its provisions is a new extension of the expiration dates of five DMV credentials. If they have already expired or are about to, their new expiration dates are now 30 days after the governor lifts his state of emergency order related to the COVID…read more »

North Carolina News – September 9

North Carolina News – September 9

ELECTION 2020-BALLOTS-NORTH CAROLINA Hundreds of ballots accepted as N. Carolina begins voting RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of ballots have been accepted in North Carolina, making the Tar Heel State the first in the nation to kick off voting in the November general election. As of Tuesday evening, county elections officials accepted 903 of the…read more »

North Carolina News – September 8

North Carolina News – September 8

TRUMP-POSTMASTER GENERAL House to investigate DeJoy possible campaign law violations WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraged employees at his business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, House Oversight Committee chair, announced…read more »

N.C. Reopening Phase 2.5 Begins At 5 PM

N.C. Reopening Phase 2.5 Begins At 5 PM

Governor Roy Cooper is reminding North Carolinians and visitors to remain cautious and practice COVID-19 prevention measures over Labor Day Weekend. North Carolina enters Phase 2.5 Friday at 5 p.m., but key safety measures are still in place and mass gatherings are limited to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Governor Cooper reminded North…read more »

North Carolina News – September 4

North Carolina News – September 4

ELECTION 2020-MAIL VOTING BEGINS North Carolina kicks off mail voting as requests spike RALEIGH (AP) — Mail voting is starting in the presidential election as North Carolina begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who have requested them. Those voters are overwhelmingly Democrats and independents, reflecting a partisan split in voting methods that’s…read more »

Labor Day Weekend Travel And Construction

Labor Day Weekend Travel And Construction

Labor Day, which is the unofficial end of summer, is typically filled with travelers on roadways. AAA Carolinas projects that people will stay closer to home due to COVID-19, but that many people will still travel this holiday weekend..  To help ease travel over the holiday weekend, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is suspending most construction…read more »

North Carolina News – September 3

North Carolina News – September 3

ELECTION 2020-VOTING TWICE Trump faces pushback for urging people to vote twice as test WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing a backlash for urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the Nov. 3 election. North Carolina’s…read more »

COVID-19 Warning Before Labor Day Weekend

COVID-19 Warning Before Labor Day Weekend

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — The Labor Day holiday weekend is upon us and with the pandemic in effect, that will change the way we celebrate. Governor Roy Cooper is easing COVID-19 restrictions to reopen gyms, fitness centers, museums and bowling alleys this Friday. State Medical Director Betsy Tilson tells ABC11 it’s commendable that North…read more »

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