News Reports (Page 7)

  • Bill would provide rescue education grants for NC parents

    This summer may not be filled with pools and part-time jobs for students across the state who’ve struggled with a year of mandated remote school. In March of 2021, the State Board of Education reported that in May of 2020, after two months of remote school, test scores were at…

  • Conservative congressional group backs Hudson’s concealed carry bill

    A conservative group within the U.S. House of Representatives is backing Rep. Richard Hudson’s plan to strengthen protection for gun owners who carry concealed firearms in public. In a news release, Hudson “applauded” the release of the Republican Study Committee’s 2022 budget proposal. It includes Hudson’s H.R. 38, the Concealed…

  • Poor county’s green jobs at risk over permit

    When regulators from the N.C. Division of Air Quality shut down Active Energy Renewable Power in Lumberton, they did so because the company was installing two pieces of equipment that would further reduce air emissions, while the state says the additional equipment was not in the original design. Supporters of…

  • Trump to headline N.C. GOP convention

    Former President Donald Trump will deliver the featured remarks at next month’s state Republican Party convention in Greenville. The state GOP announced the news this morning. Trump will speak at the convention dinner June 5.  Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota will also speak at the convention. “President Trump…

  • Hurricanes to boost playoff attendance after latest Cooper order

    The Carolina Hurricanes are making more first-round playoff tickets available, now that Gov. Roy Cooper has relaxed more of his COVID-19 restrictions throughout the state. The National Hockey League team opens its playoff run Monday night in Raleigh. As champion of the Central Division, Carolina will hold home-ice advantage for…

  • Senate leader urges Cooper to immediately drop mask mandate

    Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect the governor’s latest directive on masks. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, says Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, should immediately withdraw his imposed mask mandate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said people who are fully vaccinated no longer need…

  • Poll: NC voters favor right-to-work and limits on government spending

    A Civitas poll out Thursday, May 13, finds North Carolina voters are growing sightly in their support for  Republicans in the N.C. legislature, and decreasing slightly in their support of legislative Democrats. If the election were held today, 48% of those polled said they would support the Republican candidate, up…