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NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate

NC remains in Phase 3 and expands mask mandate
November 28, 2020

While the U.S. continues to tackle and brace the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the colder winter months are nearing, North Carolina will remain in the “Safer at Home” Phase 3. On Nov. 23, North Carolina’s...

NC 2020 election results

The North Carolina State Capitol building, where these bills discussed by Judge JH Corpening were deliberated over by NC officials.
November 7, 2020
As of Nov. 6, the North Carolina State Board of Election unofficial 2020 general election results have reported 100% of the state’s precincts, however, only 74.56% (5,487,734 out of 7,359,798) of the ballots casts have been counted. According to reports from WECT, local boards of elections are set to meet between Nov. 10 and 13 to approve the remaining provisional and absentee ballots. Official election results are expected to be reported following those meetings. 

New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices

American election mail envelope with face mask
October 25, 2020
Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.

Senator Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

From left, Sen Thom Tillis (R-NC), Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), speak during a committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on August 5, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
October 4, 2020
Following a weekend with announcements of several politicians, including President Donald Trump, testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) N.C. republican Senator Thom Tillis is the latest to receive a positive test result.  

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. 

Wilmington named first World War II Heritage City

President Donald Trump speaks to a small crowd outside the USS North Carolina on Sept. 2, 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. President Donald Trump visited the port city for a brief ceremony designating Wilmington as the nation's first WWII Heritage City. The title is in honor of the area's efforts during WWII.(Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images/TNS)
September 8, 2020

This past week saw the arrival of President Donald Trump in Wilmington, NC.  On Sept. 2. Trump visited the Cape Fear region to celebrate Wilmington being named the first World War II Heritage City.   Wilmington’s...

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...

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina

Declining Carolina: The up-and-coming ghost towns of North Carolina
September 16, 2017

CONWAY, N.C. – At a single crossroads sits a lone set of stoplights, directing the ebb and flow of traffic in and out of town. On occasion, a John Deere tractor passes through, its driver giving a simple...

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