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ROCKINGHAM — One Richmond County gym owner was prepared to go to jail for defying a state order just so he could make a living.

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RALEIGH — Health clubs, gyms, spas, and karate dojos have joined to file a lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order keeping their businesses closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Roy Cooper has allowed open salons and barber shops to reopen partially this week, salon owners still may file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his COVID-19 orders. 

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

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RALEIGH — A growing number of N.C. sheriffs won’t enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions against indoor worship services as outlined in his latest executive order.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is urging churches to follow restrictions prohibiting indoor services, but acknowledges law enforcement officers’ leeway in choosing what to enforce.

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RALEIGH — A collection of churches filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 14, challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order banning mass gatherings, a move that has severely limited indoor worship services.

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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.

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RALEIGH — The Cooper administration may be inviting Medicaid fraud, thanks to an executive order the governor issued Tuesday, May 12.

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RALEIGH — Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants the governor to give counties the option to reopen hair salons and barber shops, which, like other small businesses, are left crippled by the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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