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RALEIGH — Business, government and general society in North Carol...

Fri, 13 Mar 2020

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper's press conference confirmed on...

Mon, 09 Mar 2020

The political battle over the future of photo ID requirements for...

Fri, 06 Mar 2020
Raleigh

RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health co...

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

Global attention to the spread of COVID-19 or “novel coronavirus"...

Sat, 29 Feb 2020

WAKE COUNTY — A judicial ruling has made it unlikely that a voter...

Tue, 25 Feb 2020
Raleigh
RALEIGH — Business, government and general society in North Carolina have made sweeping, significant and sometimes painful adjustments this week to mitigate the threat of a mass COVID-19 outbreak. Public events have been canceled, schools and school districts ...
by Tristan Dufresne
March 13, 2020 2:04 pm
RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper's press conference confirmed on Friday, March 6 that testing for COVID-19 coronavirus was in short supply in North Carolina, but test kits for suspected patients are becoming more available as the number of confirmed cases ...
by Tristan Dufresne
March 9, 2020 3:44 pm
The political battle over the future of photo ID requirements for North Carolina voters took another turn this week when a federal judge announced that her order will halt enforcement of the contested requirements until a lawsuit brought by state chapters of t...
by Tristan Dufresne
March 6, 2020 12:33 pm
Raleigh
RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health confirmed the “presumptively positive” novel COVID-19 test of a Wake County resident, according to a statement issued by the office of Governor Roy Cooper. The press release, which was sent to medi...
by Tristan Dufresne
March 5, 2020 4:02 am
Global attention to the spread of COVID-19 or “novel coronavirus" has impacted international travel and financial markets as health organizations warn the public of steps necessary to prevent transmission of the disease before its spread would reach pandemic s...
by Tristan Dufresne
February 29, 2020 8:59 am
WAKE COUNTY — A judicial ruling has made it unlikely that a voter-passed initiative to change North Carolina’s constitution to require photo ID at polling places will take effect before November 3 elections. The ruling came two weeks before North Carolinia...
by Tristan Dufresne
February 25, 2020 1:43 pm
RALEIGH — It won’t get you high, it’s trending and for now it’s being treated as legal: CBD (cannabidiol) products are being used and sold in the open as candies, as tinctures, and as “smokable hemp” that lacks the illegal psychoactive compounds that would oth...
by Tristan Dufresne
February 5, 2020 7:33 pm
CHAPEL HILL — The Novel Coronavirus was declared yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “global emergency.” The CDC announced on the same day that a sixth case of the virus was found in Illinois, the first person-to-person case in the United ...
by Coronavirus, With Six U.S. Cases, Called “Global Emergency”
January 31, 2020 12:52 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — As thousands of paratroopers from Fort Bragg Army Base prepare for possible deployment to the Middle East, thousands more are already on the ground in the region. In response to tensions with Iran in the past months, the Secretary...
by 82nd Airborne Troops Play Key Role in Military Readiness
January 29, 2020 9:54 am
CARRBORO, N.C. — At the December 18 Affordable Housing Advisory Commission meeting of the Town of Carrboro, local developers Omar and David Zinn of Parker Louis LLC approached the board with ideas to make affordable housing more feasible. The two brothers ...
by Affordable Housing in Carrboro? Developers Offer Suggestions to Commissioners
January 15, 2020 2:51 pm
CHAPEL HILL — Protestors gathered Wednesday, January 8 in downtown Chapel Hill to urge peace in the Middle East and an easing of the American military stance against Iran, about 18 hours after Iran launched missile strikes at America...
by Thomas Hartwell
January 10, 2020 4:37 am
A preliminary injunction against implementation of an amendment to North Carolina’s constitution requiring photo ID to vote, passed in late 2018, was granted by a federal judge on on Dec. 31. Judge Loretta Biggs’ decision overruled, at least temporarily, th...
by Tristan Dufresne
January 9, 2020 4:40 pm
RALEIGH — Beginning thousands of years ago, Native Americans built stone structures in rivers, concentrating fish for harvest. The land that was colonized into North Carolina has around 219 of these constructions, many in the Piedmont, according to findings re...
by Tristan Dufresne
December 29, 2019 12:31 pm
CHAPEL HILL —Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, claiming the school's steam-powered energy production practices are in violation of the Clean Air Act of 1963. The lawsuit was filed ...
by Tristan Dufresne
December 16, 2019 8:10 am
PITTSBORO, N.C. — During the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 20, Chatham County Sheriff’s deputies removed a memorial to Confederate soldiers from outside the historic downtown Pittsboro courthouse. The statue was ordered removed by a vote of the...
by Tristan Dufresne
November 27, 2019 2:42 pm
CHAPEL HILL — This month , UNC-Chapel Hill placed its logo and the words "Kenan Memorial Stadium" over part of its football stadium’s plaque, covering the dedication to William Rand Kenan Sr. because of his central role in the 1898 massacre of black Wilmington...
by Tristan Dufresne
November 22, 2019 9:33 am
GREENVILLE, N.C. — A new survey and report by two professors at East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research found that half of North Carolina voters would support a statewide ban on the sale of nicotine vape products. The ECU poll, conducted in e...
by Tristan Dufresne
November 8, 2019 1:21 pm
CHAPEL HILL — After local activists drew attention to contributions to Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns made by Louis Tortora, a prominent candidate in the upcoming Chapel Hill–Carrboro Board of Education race, Tortora ended his bid in a matter of da...
by Tristan Dufresne
October 12, 2019 4:02 am
HILLSBOROUGH — Nearly three decades ago, on September 19, 1990, the deceased body of a woman was discovered by a crew of road workers along Interstate 40 in Orange County. She was between 15 and 25 years old (probably on...
by Tristan Dufresne
October 9, 2019 8:40 am
CHAPEL HILL — Two candidates are facing off in the 2019 Chapel Hill mayoral election, incumbent Pam Hemminger and challenger Josh Levenson. The election, which includes four open seats on the Chapel Hill Town Council, will be held November 5. Levenson, a yo...
by Tristan Dufresne
September 21, 2019 7:41 am
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