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CHARLOTTE — The Red Cross encourages to the community to resolve to volunteer in the New Year.

Monday, 10 January 2022 11:44

OPINION: Revolutionary history surrounds us

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When I set out a couple of years ago to write my first novel, a historical fantasy called "Mountain Folk," I decided to set most the action during the American Revolution. It’s my favorite period in American history. After all, I’m a native North Carolinian — which means I grew up surrounded by reminders of our nation’s founding era.

RALEIGH — N.C. Supreme Court Justices Tamara Barringer and Phil Berger Jr. confirmed late Friday afternoon that they will take part in a high-profile case involving two challenged amendments to the N.C. Constitution.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 7, that aims to reduce greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2050. Cooper also wants to transition all state vehicles to electric and to enhance goals for drivers to switch to electric and other zero-emission vehicles.

RALEIGH — The FDA now authorizes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine get a booster dose after five months. This announcement from federal agencies comes just three days after the announcement of a shortened wait time for a booster from six months to five months for individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine.

ROCKINGHAM — Samaritan Colony will take the first action towards construction on its new women’s facility with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.

RALEIGH — With COVID-19 cases reaching pandemic highs, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urges K-12 schools to promote vaccination and boosters for students and staff and require students and staff wear masks indoors to keep students in the classroom and limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

RALEIGH — Due to rising COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission made the difficult decision to cancel January’s three in-person public hearings.

RALEIGH — Legislative defendants in North Carolina's legal fight over new election maps are seeking Supreme Court Justice Sam "Jimmy" Ervin IV's recusal from the case.

Friday, 07 January 2022 14:08

New laws for a new year

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RALEIGH — A new year ushers in new laws in North Carolina. Here are the laws that took effect on Jan. 1.

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