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Rep. Winslow has 1st bill signed into law

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 26, 2021

State Rep. Matthew Winslow said he’s proud his first bill signed into law will help military service...

3 of 4 staff members vaccinated at state facilities

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| July 21, 2021

As of July 1, 77% of staff at state-operated health care facilities were fully vaccinated, according...

COVID-19 vaccine shots are distributed to nurses during a recent mass vaccination clinic for farmworkers at the Wilson County Agricultural Center.

Coronavirus Crisis

Kids 12 and older can receive vaccines

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 14, 2021

RALEIGH — Kids 12 and older are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to th...

Across the state, 1,501 new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday

Coronavirus Crisis

State lifts most COVID-19 restrictions

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 14, 2021

RALEIGH — The state lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately on Friday. All ma...

A Wilson County Health Department employee administers a COVID-19 vaccination in Stantonsburg.

State pauses J&J vaccine amid reports of rare blood clots

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The state will stop giving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while federal regulators...


Cooper approves summer learning, literacy programs

By Nyamekye Daniel
| April 15, 2021

(The Center Square) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed last Friday two education bills into law...

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Publix online orders now qualify for state food aid

For Restoration NewsMedia
| April 21, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services participants can now purchase groceries online ...

Campaign signs line the entrance of the Mount Pleasant early voting site near Bailey ahead of November's general election.

GOP, Dems push state election reform

By Nyamekye Daniel
| April 15, 2021

(The Center Square) – Republicans and Democrats in the North Carolina General Assembly are pushing b...

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Dominion Energy offering $1M in community grants

For Restoration NewsMedia
| April 15, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is inviting nonprofit organizations across the company’s footprint t...


Audit: State agencies mismanaged federal programs

By Nyamekye Daniel
| April 15, 2021

(The Center Square) – North Carolina’s state auditor has found numerous issues with the way state ag...

N.C. Sen. Sarah Crawford, right, attends the 2021 women's ACC tournament with her daughter, Abby.

College basketball

Bill would make ACC tournament public holiday in NC

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| April 12, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina is a basketball state. A local state senator is proposing a law that would ...



Cooper signs order to ease capacity restrictions

By Olivia Neeley
| March 24, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper said he’ll further ease COVID-19 restrictions on Friday as the state charts continue...

A COVID-19 shot is administered Wednesday.

State opens vaccinations to some front-line workers

The Wilson Times
| March 5, 2021

More front-line essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wed...


Richardson elected NC Democratic Party chair

From staff reports
| March 1, 2021

Former state Rep. Bobbie Richardson will lead the North Carolina Democratic Party as its first Afric...

Deepak Kumar

COVID-19 town hall addresses questions about vaccines

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| February 25, 2021

RALEIGH — Locals were able to ask experts questions about the COVID-19 vaccines at a virtual town ha...

Sen. Sarah Crawford, left, was joined by her husband, Dan, and daughters, Emily and Abby, during her swearing in last week. Contributed photo

State senators, reps sworn in to new term

From staff reports
| January 20, 2021

RALEIGH — The General Assembly swore in its new senators and representatives Jan. 14, including poli...

Justice Department observing polls in Wake County

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 3, 2020

Thursday last day for census response

| October 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — Following a ruling Tuesday from the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. census Bureau announced it will end the once-a-decade population headcount at midnight on Thursday. Responses to …

Judicial Voter Guide mailed to all NC households

For The Wake Weekly
| September 18, 2020

RALEIGH — All North Carolina households — about 4.7 million in all — will soon receive the Judicial Voter Guide 2020, the N.C. State Board of Elections announced …

Cooper: Grades K-5 can return to classrooms for full-time, face-to-face learning

By Olivia Neeley and Brie Handgraaf |
Restoration NewsMedia
| September 18, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper cleared the way for North Carolina’s elementary schools to open full-time, but it’s up to each district to decide which option works best.  Cooper announced …

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