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New HOPE Program income limit to increase delivery of emergency rent and utility assistance
Application period now open in 88 North Carolina counties

June 16, 2021

RALEIGH—The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has announced a change to income requirements that will increase the number of applicants eligible for emergency rent and utility assistance. When the second application period opened on May 17, the program […]

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Small, Disadvantaged Businesses Encouraged to Compete for NCDOT Contracts

June 16, 2021

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging disadvantaged businesses to compete for state transportation contracts. Starting in June, NCDOT’s Division of Highways in partnership with its Office of Civil Rights will host in-person, outreach events in all 14 highway […]

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NC tax revenue soars, $6.5B windfall predicted by mid-2023

June 15, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s resurgent post-pandemic economy could put an additional $6.5 billion over the next two years into state government coffers already swollen with cash, state economists said Tuesday.  Such an extraordinary windfall, unplanned for just four […]

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Museum manager defends plans for canceled Juneteenth event

June 13, 2021

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The manager of a historical museum in North Carolina is defending himself from criticism that an event he planned offered a sympathetic portrayal of slaveowners. Ian Campbell, site manager of the Latta Historic Plantation in Huntersville, […]

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As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

June 13, 2021

By JILL LAWLESS, SYLVIA HUI and DANICA KIRKA FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making […]

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NC A&T’s Cambrea Sturgis sweeps NCAA women’s 100 and 200

June 13, 2021

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina A&T swept the women’s 100 and 200 meters Saturday in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Southern California won its third outdoor women’s national title, with Texas A&M finishing second. […]

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North Carolina Senate gives final OK to $2B tax-cut plan

June 11, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that includes more than $2 billion in tax reductions over the next two years and the phaseout of North Carolina’s corporate income tax by 2028 received bipartisan approval again in the Senate on Thursday.  The […]

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CMT to honor Black country music pioneer

June 11, 2021

Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The 86-year-old will receive the CMT […]

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The “Ugly Truth” About BLM Priorities

June 10, 2021

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer Just one day before Black Lives Matter’s co-founder resigned from its foundation, the founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Minnesota said he quit after learning the “ugly truth” about the activist group’s […]

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Apple puts privacy at the front of WWDC

June 9, 2021

By TERRELL HEADEN, Special to The Carolinian During its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) keynote this year, the company announced some major privacy upgrades that will come with iOS 15 and iCloud—here are some of the biggest. First up is […]

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