Brooke Conrad - Carolina Journal News Service

Brooke Conrad - Carolina Journal News Service

A Raleigh lawyer is criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to allow only outdoor church services.

Three North Carolina members of the U.S. House of Representatives say they’ll back a bill giving states and localities flexibility under the CARES Act to replace lost tax money. The bill was inspired by a letter sent to congressional leaders from the John Locke Foundation and other state-based free-market policy groups.

RALEIGH — About 400 North Carolina churches could join a lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order.

RALEIGH — COVID-19 trends are headed in the right direction, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday, April 30, but North Carolinians are going to be at home at least a week longer — and most shuttered businesses won’t be up-and-running again anytime soon.

RALEIGH — Picnics, county fairs, and local festivals are out. Zoom meetings and email blasts are in.

Coronavirus restrictions hit North Carolina days after the March 3 state primary. None of the winners anticipated that within a few weeks, social distancing would reduce their campaigns to virtual meet-and-greets.

RALEIGH — Thousands of small business loan applications from North Carolina businesses and pending, but state lawmakers are broadening the pool of applicants.

RALEIGH — A number of lawmakers are pushing Gov. Roy Cooper to allow races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord next month — even if the stands are empty. 

RALEIGH — A list of COVID-19 recommendations from the State Board of Elections is apt to hit a nerve with legislative Republicans.

RALEIGH — The general counsel of the NC Chamber offered an ominous prediction this week.

More than half of the state’s small businesses will close by mid-April if Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order remains, Ray Starling told the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic Support Working Group.

RALEIGH — Food trucks are a fixture at breweries, office complexes, and community festivals. For Cary’s Downtown Chowdown, typically held in April, food trucks span the length of Academy Street. People pack in and lines form.

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