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More federal coronavirus relief funds debated by NC House

North Carolina legislators are working on how to distribute more money from the federal government’s most recent coronavirus relief package.

Gov. Cooper to give COVID-19 update this afternoon

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will give an update at 2 p.m.

Jobless must prove they’re looking for work to keep benefits

People who are unemployed in North Carolina will be required to prove they’re searching for work in order to keep their jobless benefits.

NC Senate OK’s allowing concealed handguns at more churches

Legislation that would give churches that meet on private school campuses in North Carolina the option to allow members or visitors to carry concealed handguns has cleared one General Assembly chamber.

NC Republicans seek veto override of school reopening bill

Republicans at the North Carolina General Assembly say they’re ready to attempt to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of legislation that would demand K-12 districts offer in-person learning to all students.

North Carolina company to pay $3.6M in False Claims Act case

A North Carolina company that makes joint pain treatments has been ordered to pay the federal government more than $3.6 to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

Endangered right whale found dead off Myrtle Beach coast

Officials say a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale has been found dead off the coast of South Carolina.

Wake Forest student group suspended after floor collapse

Wake Forest University has suspended a student organization after the floor partially collapsed during an off-campus gathering at a private residence.

High-angle rescue performed after hiker falls in North Carolina state park

Fire crews preformed a “high angle rescue” of a hiker who fell at North Carolina’s Hanging Rock State Park.

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More federal coronavirus relief funds debated by NC House

North Carolina legislators are working on how to distribute more money from the federal government’s most recent coronavirus relief package.

Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you’ll have to buy it online.

Woman allege sexual misconduct against North Carolina GOP lawmaker

Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn is facing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct by several women who say he put them in uncomfortable situations when he was a college student.

PCSO: Burgaw man arrested following months-long drug investigation

A Pender County man was recently arrested after a months-long drug investigation.