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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Prohibiting COVID 19 Evictions And Utilities Shut Off

October 28, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 171 to strengthen eviction protections to help North Carolina renters stay in their homes. With COVID-19 case counts increasing and many people continuing to work and learn remotely, preventing evictions is critical to the state’s fight against…

NC Electric Co-ops Get $51 Million USDA Loan For Nuclear Plant Improvements

October 29, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a $51.1 million loan to North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation for generation system improvements at Catawba Nuclear Station, located in York County, S.C. NCEMC owns a 61.51 percent share of the station’s Unit 1, and emissions-free…

People For the American Way’s Latinos Vote! and Poder NC Announce New Spanish-Language Radio Ad

October 26, 2020
People For the American Way’s "Latinos Vote" program and Poder NC announced a six figure Spanish-language statewide radio ad buy. The ad focuses on Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis and the impacts it’s had on the economy and jobs, especially in the…

UNC System Launches New Initiative to Improve Literacy Instruction

October 21, 2020
The University of North Carolina System has appointed eight Literacy Fellows as part of the UNC System Literacy Framework Development Initiative. The UNC System Literacy Framework Development Initiative is a result of the Board of Governors’ Resolution on Teacher Preparation. The resolution…

Fleeing Henderson Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Drug And Firearm Crimes

October 28, 2020
A Henderson man was sentenced to 189 months in prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Included in this sentence is 24 months in prison for violating the terms of his federal supervised release. According to…
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