Rick Henderson - Carolina Journal News Service

Rick Henderson - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper activated 450 members of the N.C. National Guard to help cities deal with potential property damage if riots relating to the death of George Floyd continue. He said the State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Highway Patrol, and State Capital Police will be available if local officials ask.

President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.

RALEIGH — Tattoo parlors are safe enough to reopen. Gyms, yoga studios, and public playgrounds aren’t.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper will open Phase Two of his COVID-19 recovery plans Friday May 22, based on media reports and a document Carolina Journal obtained.

RALEIGH — The COVID-19 outbreak can’t be an excuse to outlaw most indoor worship services in North Carolina, a federal judge ruled Saturday, May 16.

RALEIGH — North Carolinians face a few more months of at least partial isolation, based on recommendations Gov. Roy Cooper made at a Thursday, April 23, news conference.

RALEIGH — The protest was larger, the signs more prevalent. A form of detente established between police and demonstrators.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper told the grassroots group ReopenNC on Monday, April 20, that recent executive orders and local ordinances limiting “mass gatherings” shouldn’t interfere with North Carolinians’ right to protest, worship, or exercise other First Amendment liberties. The lawyer representing ReopenNC told Carolina Journal that Wake County officials agree with the governor’s decision.

RALEIGH — The grassroots group ReopenNC has asked Gov. Roy Cooper and the chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners to clarify COVID-19-related emergency orders, claiming they violate constitutional rights of free assembly and free exercise of religion.

RALEIGH — North Carolina merchants will have even fewer shoppers next week, thanks to an executive order Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a Thursday, March 9 news conference.

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