RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Health & Human Services released North Carolina’s latest COVID-19 case numbers on July 2. As of 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 2:  NC Cases  NC Deaths  NC Tests Completed   NC Currently  Hospitalized  68,142  1,391  971,120  912 More data is available online at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard.

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) will meet remotely Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9 by teleconference. The public is invited to attend the meetings online or by phone. Agendas for the committee meetings on Wednesday and the full commission meeting on Thursday are available here. Committee MeetingsWhen: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 To…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is launching a new social media marketing campaign as part of a larger public outreach campaign designed to reach historically marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The social media advertising, which will run on Facebook and Instagram and is made possible by ad…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — In 2017 North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey met with the officials of health insurer Centene regarding approval of their policies in North Carolina. During these discussions, Centene officials expressed their interest in expanding their business in North Carolina, potentially moving their business to North Carolina. This week, the fruits of those talks…

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OCRACOKE, N.C. – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will resume passenger ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke on July 3 after the final approval of Senate Bill 750. The bill includes up to $1.14 million to lease and operate the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry through Sept. 10. The ferry will make three daily…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The state will temporarily suspend most highway construction projects that cause lane closures to help reduce the anticipated influx of traffic over the July Fourth holiday weekend. The N.C. Department of Transportation will reopen closed lanes where possible on major routes from Thursday evening, July 2, until the morning of July 7. This…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — To comply with Session Law 2019-251 of the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Transportation will issue a news release each Friday publishing the weekly “NCDOT Cash Watch Numbers” report, which is a snapshot of NCDOT expenditures. For holidays when NCDOT offices are closed, the release and report will be published…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Senator Thom Tillis issued the following statement on the June jobs report:  “We have a long way to go, but today’s jobs report makes clear that the Paycheck Protection Program is working and we are on the road to a strong economic recovery. The question that is now before North Carolinians is whether…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte. This move, which was announced July 1, will bring 3,237 new jobs to North Carolina and an investment of $1,034,900,790 by 2032.  Centene’s 3,237-job…

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