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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.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

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 current COVID-19 Phase Two restrictions and adding a mandatory rule for face masks in public. Thi...

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.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

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 reopen the NC economy. Phase Two is set to begin tomorrow, May 22 at 5 p.m. Given developments in C...

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.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

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 issued that began on March 30. The previous stay-at-home order was set to expire today, April 29. However, as the...

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.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

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 last Friday afternoon. The stay-at-home order continues to enforce many current efforts to reduce the spread of CO...

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)

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 8, 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. Cooper agreed to declare that “transgender people are not prevented from the use of public facilities...

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