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Category Archives: State News

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

New Campaign Urges N.C. Seniors To Get Vaccinated

North Carolina leaders are urging seniors to get the new coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available in their communities. Tuesday, North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen unveiled the new “You Have A Spot: Take Your Shot” campaign with a video urging those age 75 and up to register for…read more »

North Carolina News – January 12

North Carolina News – January 12

BC-NC-UNIVERSITY CLASSES-DELAYS Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte delay in-person classes GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte have delayed the start of in-person classes as the number of coronavirus cases rise across the state. The Greensboro News & Record reported Monday that in-person classes at Appalachian State won’t begin until…read more »

North Carolina News – January 11

North Carolina News – January 11

CAPITOL RIOT-ARMY OFFICER Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Army is investigating a psychological operations officer who led a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.…read more »

The N.C. National Guard Mobilized For Vaccine Support

The N.C. National Guard Mobilized For Vaccine Support

N.C. Department of Public Safety, including its divisions of Emergency Management and the N.C. National Guard, are actively planning and coordinating with N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to create options for how Guard personnel may augment existing vaccination resources. The North Carolina National Guard mobilized approximately 50 personnel last week in support of the anticipated…read more »

Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Air Purifier Installation In Progress In State Prisons

Nearly 4,000 air purifiers are being installed in the ductwork of 53 North Carolina prisons in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. “The health and safety of the staff and the offenders in our custody is our number one priority,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons. “These devices will help to stop the…read more »

North Carolina News – January 8

North Carolina News – January 8

AP-NC-FORMER CIRCUS TRAIN CARS North Carolina to try again to sell former circus train cars RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina say it will try again to auction off railroad cars, including nine that were once owned by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Raleigh News & Observer reported…read more »

N.C. Records Over 10,000 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

N.C. Records Over 10,000 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

North Carolina has recorded a new record high in its number of new coronavirus cases. The state says there were 10,398 newly reported cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday. North Carolina has now recorded 592,746 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with 7,213 of those cases resulting in death.read more »

North Carolina News – January 7

North Carolina News – January 7

BC-NC-PROPOSED SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS State’s proposed social studies standards prompt debate RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts in North Carolina to make social studies standards more inclusive are drawing complaints as well as praise. The Raleigh News & Observer reported that reaction on Wednesday to the proposed standards was largely split along partisan lines. The State…read more »

Cooper Extends Modified Stay-At-Home Order

Cooper Extends Modified Stay-At-Home Order

Governor Roy Cooper is extending North Carolina’s modified stay-at-home order. Wednesday, Gov. Cooper announced the executive order would remain in place for an additional three weeks. The modified stay-at-home order requires residents to stay home between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. Gov. Cooper says residents are urged to not go places indoors…read more »

North Carolina News – January 6

North Carolina News – January 6

TECH COMPANIES-OFFICES Tech firms planning offices despite work-from-home trend RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work from home, but there are signs that office life will continue in North Carolina’s Research Triangle. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday that some tech firms are planning new offices in the…read more »

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