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HAMLET — Ada Blanchard still has the clothes she wore to work Sept. 3, 1991 — the day of the tragic fire at Imperial Foods that left 24 of her coworkers dead.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights has started sponsoring new Highway Construction Trade Academies around the state.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:07

OPINION: COVID shapes debate on worker safety

For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh Dobson of McDowell County, is running to replace her.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:00

COLUMN: Don't keep workers sidelined

North Carolina’s “headline” unemployment rate in May was 12.9%. That’s the highest monthly rate since the Great Depression. But on a number of occasions during the month, I talked with North Carolina restauranteurs and other business owners who were struggling to fill vacancies as they reopened.

Published in Opinion