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NC shifts to Phase 3

NC shifts to Phase 3
October 4, 2020
Under this new phase, which took effect on Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 23, entertainment venues like amusement parks, movie theaters and bars can open up to limited capacity. 

Gov. Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half

Coronavirus update: Gov Cooper announces shift to COVID-19 phase two and half reopening.
September 1, 2020
As N.C. maintains its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and New Hanover County sees an upward trend of positive cases (since June), Governor Roy Cooper announced a shift from COVID-19 “Safer at Home” Phase Two into “Safer at Home” Phase Two and a Half. 

Gov. Cooper requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two

Coronavirus update: requires masks, extends COVID-19 phase two. Photo my Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.
June 25, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — It looks like face masks and social distancing restrictions are here to stay, for the time being. This past Wednesday, NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that he would be extending the...

Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening

Coronavirus update graphic: Gov. Cooper to shift state to ‘modest’ phase two COVID-19 opening. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, photo by Caitlyn Dark.
May 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — As the world continues to grow weary of the personal and economic toll of COVID-19 precautions, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proceeds with his multi-part phased plan to gradually...

Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid ‘Reopen N.C.’ protests

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper extends stay-home order amid 'Reopen N.C.' protests. Graphic by Lauren Wessell, picture by Caitlyn Dark.
April 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Social distancing is set to continue for residents of North Carolina. On April 23, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he was extending the current stay-at-home order previously...

Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase

Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cooper issues stay-at-home order amid N.C. COVID-19 case increase. Photo by Caitlyn Dark, graphic by Lauren Wessell.
March 29, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — State and local authorities continue efforts to slow the exponential spread of COVID-19. One such effort was an official stay-at-home order announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper...

Gov. Cooper’s ongoing battle with HB2 culminates in a settlement

Demonstrators call for the repeal of HB2 in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016.  (Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)
November 7, 2017

On Oct. 18, Governor Roy Cooper announced a settlement of a federal lawsuit against House Bill 2, the controversial "bathroom bill" passed in North Carolina in March 2016. As a part of said deal, Gov....

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