COVID-19

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    Wake County Schools is the latest district to ignore the scientific consensus on COVID

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the latest: Wake County students will not return to in-person instruction for at least another month due to concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in the community. The Wake County school board voted 7-2 on Thursday to continue with…
    Terry Stoops, January 15, 2021
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    School choice can help mend our cultural conflicts

    With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country. I’ve found a glimmer, thanks to Carolina Journal Opinion Editor Ray Nothstine. Ray writes about the collapse of civic…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2021
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    NC bars and taverns struggle to stay afloat

    Among the North Carolina businesses hardest hit by Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 shutdowns are bars, taverns, and distillers. Very few customers means very little — if any — revenue to pay the bills and the employees. For some, it’s the end of the line. Others are suing to…
    Donna Martinez, January 11, 2021
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    North Carolina Must Rein In Governor’s Emergency Powers

    Gov. Roy Cooper has taken long-term control of the movements and actions of more than 10 million North Carolinians through the state’s Emergency Management Act. His long-term use of the act during COVID-19 has spurred big concerns over the restrictions on liberty, Cooper’s interpretation of the act, and the…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2020
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    Airbnb Suspends “Party-Homes” Across North Carolina

    Airbnb has taken steps in North Carolina to remove so-called “party houses” from their platform. According to Charlotte Business Journal reporter Ashley Fahey, Airbnb has banned 20 houses in Charlotte alone following complaints of large gatherings at the short-term rental properties. Inbox: Airbnb says it’s cracking…
    Brenee Goforth, December 17, 2020
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    10,000 U.S. Restaurants Have Closed Since September

    The only way to describe this is ‘catastrophe.’ Around 10,000 restaurants have closed — just since September. Some will never open again. Others don’t know what’s ahead, as CBS reports. Restaurants are struggling with high levels of uncertainty, ranging from a decline in customer demand to local COVID-19 restrictions,…
    Donna Martinez, December 9, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Flimsy Science Behind His “Science and Data”

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has imposed sweeping COVID-19 restrictions over the past year. The use of executive orders and the bypassing of Council of State approvals has left many wondering about the legality of the restrictions. However, even if the orders end up holding legal muster, Cooper’s most ubiquitous…
    Brenee Goforth, December 8, 2020
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    State health officials outline COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

    At today’s State Board of Education meeting, Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services Susan Gale-Perry, Dr. Betsey Tilson, and Dr. Aditi Mallick will describe the prioritization of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. A summary of their plan is below (click to enlarge):…
    Terry Stoops, December 3, 2020