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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – July 3

North Carolina News – July 3

SOCIAL GATHERING SHOOTING Police probe wounding of man at North Carolina gathering WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities are investigating after a man was brought to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg after an apparent social gathering. The Winston-Salem Police Department said in a news release Friday that officers were called…read more »

Most Lane Closures Suspended For Fourth Of July

Most Lane Closures Suspended For Fourth Of July

The state will temporarily suspend most highway construction projects that cause lane closures to help reduce the anticipated increased traffic over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. NCDOT will keep lanes open where possible on major routes from the evening of July 2 until the morning of July 7. There are some locations, however, where…read more »

North Carolina News – July 2

North Carolina News – July 2

CATHOLIC PRIEST-ABUSE ALLEGATIONS Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte diocese’s bishop says a priest in North Carolina will continue to be placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year. The Charlotte Observer reports Bishop Peter Jugis made the…read more »

As COVID-19 Cases Hit New High, N.C. Delays School Reopening Plans

As COVID-19 Cases Hit New High, N.C. Delays School Reopening Plans

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina delayed announcing statewide plans for reopening K-12 public schools. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said he expects to release updated guidance “in the coming weeks.” Schools were instructed in June to draft three plans for resuming fall classes, which include in-person and remote learning. Cooper on Wednesday said his top…read more »

North Carolina News – July 1

North Carolina News – July 1

AP-US-ELECTION-2020-TRUMP-MILITARY Russian bounties further strain Trump’s bond with veterans CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The relationship between the nation’s veterans and President Donald Trump has been strained repeatedly over the last four years. But just four months before Election Day, new cracks with dangerous political ramifications are being exposed amid reports that Trump either ignored, or…read more »

North Carolina News – June 30

North Carolina News – June 30

RACIAL INJUSTICE-CONFEDERATE FLAG Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence in the South 155 years after the end of the Civil War. Mississippi’s Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag. Other states…read more »

NCDMV Fees Increase July 1, Per State Law

NCDMV Fees Increase July 1, Per State Law

A number of N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle fees will increase, effective July 1. As mandated by state law, the DMV is required to adjust fees and rates every four years, based on the percentage change in the annual Consumer Price Index during the past four years. The increase will be 7.86 percent for about…read more »

North Carolina News – June 29

North Carolina News – June 29

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NORTH CAROLINA Forest to discuss suit challenging Cooper’s COVID-19 orders RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is already challenging Roy Cooper in this fall’s gubernatorial election, but now he’s also preparing to challenge Cooper in court. Forest scheduled a Monday news conference to discuss a lawsuit he told Cooper last…read more »

North Carolina News – June 26

North Carolina News – June 26

CHILD FATALLY SHOT North Carolina man charged with fatally shooting 7-year-old FOREST CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man fatally shot a 7-year-old girl three hours after he was released from jail on a different gun charge. News outlets report 26-year-old Shaquille Francis was charged with murder in the death of…read more »

North Carolina News – June 25

North Carolina News – June 25

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA Coastal North Carolina city removes Confederate monuments WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city along the coast has removed two Confederate statues located in public spaces near downtown. Wilmington officials said on Twitter early Thursday that they removed a statue of former Confederate politician George Davis and a statue at another…read more »

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