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North Carolina Surpasses 10,000 COVID 19 Deaths

February 10, 2021
North Carolina has reached a sobering milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic — more than 10,000 North Carolinians have died from the virus. The state also surpassed 800,000 total cases today. "Together we grieve with the family and friends of the North Carolinians who have lost their lives…

Hillsborough Passes LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

January 14, 2021
The Board of Commissioners in Hillsborough, North Carolina voted to pass an ordinance (see page 70) broadly protecting members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination. The vote makes Hillsborough, a town with a population of 7,000 people, the first municipality in the state to pass…

Democrats Condemn Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s Comments On Proposed Revisions To Education Standards

January 29, 2021
During a Board of Education debate about proposed changes to social studies standards, that would have teachers discuss the country’s history of racism and discrimination, Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson said: “The system of government that we have in this nation is not systematically…

Cleveland High Schools Receive $15 Million For New Auditoriums

February 03, 2021
The Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will provide a combined $15 million for new auditoriums at Crest and Burns High Schools in Cleveland County. The capital grant program was created within the Education Lottery Fund to prioritize counties that have a limited ability to generate tax revenue,…

North Carolina Voter ID Survives Federal Appeals Court Challenge

February 10, 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit not to review a three-judge panel's ruling upholding North Carolina's voter ID law. The three-judge panel's ruling had reversed a district court order blocking North Carolina's voter ID law. That Fourth Circuit panel held that…
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