Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH), a leading national name in retirement plan services, will create 300 new jobs in Mecklenburg County. The company will invest more than $4.1 million to expand their headquarters and corporate office in Charlotte.  “North Carolina continues to attract innovative technology companies like Retirement Clearinghouse,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This Mecklenburg County…

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RALEIGH – With the election 82 days away, the North Carolina electorate appears split between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden in the race for the White House. With 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election. In the latest Civitas Poll, 600 North Carolina likely…

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Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Josh Stein, N.C attorney general, tweeted the news Thursday, Aug. 13.…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper has appointed members to the North Carolina Board of Transportation: As new members: Melvin M. Mitchell of Rocky Mount as a representative of the fourth transportation division. Mitchell is the President and Proprietor of the Melvin Mitchell Agency, Inc., an Exclusive Agency with Allstate Insurance Company. Mitchell serves as Secretary on the…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Businesses and nonprofit organizations in North Carolina that have experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could qualify for up to $250,000 from a new state grant program, Governor Roy Cooper announced this week. The Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Job Retention Grant Program (JRG) through the agency’s…

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 156 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities. With health care visits limited in some cases due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the order will give students and families more time to get their required vaccines and health assessments completed. …

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by Amy Cooke A save-the-system-not-the-student mentality is at the center of the “left-leaning” N.C. Association of Educators’ lawsuit to thrust a dagger into the heart of our state’s school choice options.  “Vouchers for private schools are an affront to a state that has a long and cherished history of public education,” the NCAE posted to Twitter. Those “vouchers,”…

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