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Body of fourth tuber has been found in North Carolina river

June 20, 2021

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday.  The Rockingham […]

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Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

June 19, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial […]

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Price’s Chicken Coop Closing after almost 60 years in the Queen City

June 18, 2021

By DR JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer “It is with heavy hearts that The Chicken Coop has decided to close our doors after 59 years of business…” Brothers Talmadge and Pat Price introduced Charlotte residents to their secret family recipe for […]

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$6M settlement after ‘KKK’ deputies sued for excessive force

June 17, 2021

 A North Carolina sheriff’s office has agreed to a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit in which six families accused the department of a pattern of using excessive force doled out by deputies who had allegedly referred to themselves as […]

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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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