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Governor Tightens COVID 19 Restrictions

November 24, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, November 25 and runs through Friday, December 11. "I…

Union County Invites Public Comment On Comprehensive Plan

November 25, 2020
MONROE, N.C. (November 25, 2020)– Union County has opened a four-week public comment period on the draft report of the comprehensive plan. The plan, called Union County 2050, will provide guidance to County leadership and staff on addressing growth, public health, safety, environment,…

Planned Parenthood Lauds Governor Cooper's Re-Election

November 10, 2020
In a victory for reproductive health and rights, voters in North Carolina re-elected Gov. Cooper, a consistently strong champion for health care access. These results show that North Carolinians continue to elect leaders who will protect their access to reproductive freedom, every day and without…

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…

Cherokees And Choctaws Oppose Federal Recognition Of Lumbee Tribe By Federal Government

November 25, 2020
(Cherokee, North Carolina) – Richard Sneed, the Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Cyrus Ben, Tribal Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, released the following letter to Congress opposing the Lumbee Recognition Act. Other tribal leaders have expressed…
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