Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Parents shouldn’t be afraid to homeschool their children, says Sam Sorbo, actress, author, and homeschooling activist. 

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s prisons will begin releasing some inmates in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced an executive order Wednesday, April 8, setting new rules for nursing homes to curb the spread of COVID-19. But Cooper offered no indication when life can start returning to what will be the new normal.

RALEIGH — A recession is coming, if it’s not already here, the state budget director at the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management told lawmakers in a meeting of the House Select Committee on COVID-19.

RALEIGH — North Carolinians who have filed for unemployment insurance because of COVID-19 won’t see payments for at least two weeks, state officials said during a Friday, April 3 news conference. The head of the state’s employment office also said roughly 41,000 people have gotten payments.

RALEIGH — Money topped the list of needs from North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in a meeting Thursday, April 2, of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education Working Group. 

RALEIGH — The show must go on.

That was the theme of the Tuesday, March 31 meeting of the Continuity of State Operations Working Group, a subset of the House COVID-19 committee. Keep cash flowing, keep the lights on, state lawmakers said.

RALEIGH — Congress is working toward a third major COVID-19 relief bill including provisions tackling economic and education challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

RALEIGH — With K-12 schools across the state closed until May 15, lawmakers and education officials are working to ensure students are still able to get an education and that school employees are paid.

RALEIGH — As unemployment numbers surge, N.C. lawmakers are exchanging ideas and working on ways to provide relief to suffering residents.

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