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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – April 6

North Carolina News – April 6

DEADLY SHOOTING-PARTY 4 remain hospitalized after Wilmington house party shooting WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Four people are still hospitalized after a shooting at a party in Wilmington, North Carolina, that also left three dead. Wilmington Police spokeswoman Jessica Williams told the StarNews on Monday that the injured are still at New Hanover Regional Medical Center…read more »

North Carolina News – April 5

North Carolina News – April 5

AP-US-HIKER-RESCUED-NORTH-CAROLINA Hiker largely unhurt after tumbling 1,000 feet in mountains PISGAH FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A hiker in North Carolina was rescued largely unhurt after slipping from an overlook near the Blue Ridge Parkway and tumbling about 1,000 feet. The Charlotte Observer reports the hiker was able to walk with assistance Sunday after rescue crews…read more »

North Carolina News – April 1

North Carolina News – April 1

ABORTION BILL NC bill would halt abortions on basis of race, Down syndrome RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans are looking to restrict abortions further in the state. They filed a bill this week to prohibit the procedure if the pregnant woman is seeking it due to the unborn child’s race or the detection…read more »

North Carolina News – March 31

North Carolina News – March 31

CITY COUNCIL-OPEN MEETING Judge: City Council’s team building is open to the public ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has ruled that Asheville’s City Council cannot block the public from a team-building exercise that council members had scheduled as part of an annual retreat. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Buncombe County Superior Court…read more »

North Carolina News – March 30

North Carolina News – March 30

AP-US-VOTER-LITERACY-TEST-NORTH-CAROLINA North Carolina lawmakers hope to repeal voter literacy test RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s constitution still includes an unenforceable relic of the Jim Crow era — a voter literacy test. Some state lawmakers are trying again to do away with it. A House judiciary committee scheduled debate for Tuesday on a bipartisan measure…read more »

North Carolina News – March 29

North Carolina News – March 29

AP-US-TILLIS-PROSTATE-CANCER Sen. Thom Tillis says he’ll have surgery for prostate cancer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thomas Tillis says he’s got prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next week in North Carolina to treat it. The Republican said he expects to make a full recovery, in part because the cancer was detected relatively early. His…read more »

North Carolina News – March 26

North Carolina News – March 26

AP-US-MED-VIRUS-OUTBREAK Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out to adults who are most at risk from the coronavirus, but ending the pandemic will require vaccinating children too. Researchers are beginning to test younger and younger kids to make sure the shots are safe and work for…read more »

WATCH: Swat-A-Litterbug Web Application Launched

WATCH: Swat-A-Litterbug Web Application Launched

Litter conscious North Carolinians now have a new way to report litterers through a simple, mobile-friendly web application. The new Swat-A-Litterbug app will allow users to easily report when someone sees trash being thrown from a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle will receive a formal notification from the N.C. State Highway Patrol informing them…read more »

N.C. To Open COVID Vaccines To All Adults April 7

N.C. To Open COVID Vaccines To All Adults April 7

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — All North Carolinians who are at least 16 years old will qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine April 7. Essential workers not yet vaccinated can get their shot starting March 31. Some counties have already began expanded eligibility to all adults due to lack of demand in their own communities. State health…read more »

North Carolina News – March 25

North Carolina News – March 25

ABANDONED VESSELS Effort underway to remove coast’s derelict, abandoned boats WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A large-scale effort is underway to remove abandoned and derelict boats from North Carolina’s coast. The Wilmington Star-News reported Wednesday that more than 75 vessels along the coast will be pulled from marshes and shorelines.  The large-scale effort includes everything from…read more »

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