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Category Archives: State News

North Carolina News – November 24

North Carolina News – November 24

AP-US-NEWPORT-HEIRESS-DEATH-WITNESS 1966 death of Doris Duke employee an accident, review finds The city manager in Newport, Rhode Island, is standing by the city police department’s review of the 1966 death of an employee of wealthy heiress Doris Duke. The city manager in a statement Tuesday said there is no new evidence that would suggest that…read more »

NCDOT Suspends Most Construction For Thanksgiving Travel

NCDOT Suspends Most Construction For Thanksgiving Travel

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is suspending most construction activity along major highways to keep lanes open for holiday travel.   The work along interstates, U.S. routes and key N.C. routes is expected to shut down from the morning of Nov. 23 through the evening of Nov. 29.   Work that does not impact travel lanes…read more »

North Carolina News – November 23

North Carolina News – November 23

SHOOTINGS-TWO KILLED 2 killed, 2 wounded in shootings near N. Carolina apartments WARSAW, N.C. (AP) — Police say two people were shot and killed and two others were wounded in a shooting near a North Carolina apartment complex. A news release from the Warsaw Police Department says officers responding to a report of shots fired…read more »

North Carolina News – November 22

North Carolina News – November 22

BALD HEAD ISLAND-FIRE Four homes destroyed in fire on North Carolina island BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Officials say three condominiums and one home were destroyed in a weekend fire on a North Carolina island. A news release from the Village of Bald Head Island said public safety personnel were dispatched at around 8…read more »

Statewide Thanksgiving Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

Statewide Thanksgiving Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program joined Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers and  Wayne McNeil, whose son was unbuckled and killed in a vehicle crash last week Wednesday at the Piedmont Regional Farmers Market in Colfax to kick off the state’s 2021 Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign. The campaign, which runs from Monday, Nov.…read more »

Public Urged To Use Caution When Burning Outdoors This Weekend

Public Urged To Use Caution When Burning Outdoors This Weekend

N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to be cautious with any outdoor burning this weekend. Dry conditions continue to increase fire danger which will be high across the Piedmont and Sandhills for the next several days. “Around 185 wildfires have burned nearly 415 acres in our Piedmont and Sandhill regions of the state since…read more »

North Carolina News – November 19

North Carolina News – November 19

ELECTION 2022-VOTING BILLS Earlier NC absentee vote receipt deadline goes to Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have pushed a bill through the legislature that would prohibit the counting of mail-in absentee ballots not received by Election Day. The bill now heads to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who is likely to veto it.…read more »

North Carolina News – November 18

North Carolina News – November 18

ELECTION 2022-NORTH CAROLINA-BUTTERFIELD Democrat Rep. Butterfield to retire, new district is toss-up RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina congressman G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat, has announced he’ll retire from Congress next year after Republican-drawn map put him in a toss-up district. Butterfield is the second Democratic North Carolina congressman to decide against a reelection bid. Rep.…read more »

NCDOT Yearly Litter Collection Now Surpasses 12 Million Pounds

NCDOT Yearly Litter Collection Now Surpasses 12 Million Pounds

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 12 million pounds of litter from roadsides, further solidifying this year as a record-setting one.  “People all across North Carolina worked tirelessly to pick up more trash in 2021 than in any year previous,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette. “The best…read more »

North Carolina News – November 17

North Carolina News – November 17

STATE BUDGET Drama eases on NC budget as Gov. Cooper plans to sign it RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to sign the legislature’s final budget bill has eased the drama about whether the two-year spending measure would be vetoed or ever take effect. The House and Senate scheduled separate votes…read more »

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