Kari Travis - Carolina Journal News Service

Kari Travis - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Lockhart Taylor is out as director of employment security at the N.C. Department of Commerce. 

CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina System won’t raise tuition and fees this year while students and their families struggle to stay financially afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

RALEIGH — N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill recently filed in the House presents an opportunity for those senior officials to show commitment to the state’s “sunshine laws.”

RALEIGH — N.C. Senate Republicans aren’t happy with North Carolina’s lagging unemployment insurance system. They think Gov. Roy Cooper is accountable — and they want answers.

RALEIGH — For North Carolina’s restaurants and private clubs, a future of social distancing after COVID-19 is full of question marks. While some hope reopening dining rooms and watering holes will revitalize the industry, others fear a comeback is impossible — even if leaders were to allow openings sooner than May 22.

RALEIGH — Beaufort businessman Randy Ramsey has been elected permanent chairman of the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Wednesday evening passed by a 48-0 vote a $2.4-billion bill distributing money for COVID-19 relief statewide.

RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly has tough decisions to make, and little time to make them. 

RALEIGH — After weeks of waiting and hours on the phone, Laura Reich, a Matthews resident and dental hygienist who lost her job March 17, finally got the unemployment pay promised her by North Carolina and the federal government.

RALEIGH — The University of North Carolina System will ask the General Assembly for roughly $45 million in one-time money to deal with fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic — all while cutting other budget requests to include only “must do” items.

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