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Troxler announces $2 million in funds for dairy assistance due to COVID-19 losses

September 21, 2020

RALEIGH – Grade A dairy fluid milk producers in North Carolina who suffered losses because of COVID-19 disruptions in the milk supply chain can soon apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Dairy Aid Program 2020. A total of $2 million will be available, with limits on the amount paid to producers. “The application period opens…

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NCDOT: Election Campaign Sign Season Underway

September 18, 2020

Drivers traveling on North Carolina roadways are likely seeing what has become an election year tradition – a lot of campaign signs.  A state law passed in 2011 allows campaign signs to be placed in the state road right of way as early as 30 days before the start of early voting, which starts on…

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Cooper Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

September 18, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments for boards and commissions in North Carolina. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Arboretum Board of Directors:  Dr. Darin J. Waters of Asheville as a member at-large. Waters is an Assistant Professor of History and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Outreach and…

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This Week at NCDOT: Litter Sweep Canceled, Ferry Schedule and Transportation Competition

September 18, 2020

RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast: Fall Litter Sweep Canceled NCDOT needs your help after ongoing impacts from COVID-19 have canceled the department’s Fall Litter Sweep. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of…

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Nurses union win in Asheville could be a loss for patients

September 18, 2020

by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Unions won a new stronghold in North Carolina. Patients will pay the price, some critics say. A national nurse’s union won a vote to organize 1,800 registered nurses across western North Carolina. The 965 votes to unionize Mission Health dwarfed 411 in opposition. The vote caps…

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Tillis Co-Introduced Legislation to Provide Relief to U.S. Research Community Passes Committee

September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Edward Markey (D-MA), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation they introduced that would provide $26 billion to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Senators introduced the Research Investment to Spark the Economy…

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Cooper gives districts a chance to reopen classrooms to K-5 students

September 18, 2020

by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — School districts can allow elementary grade students to return to the classroom next month, Gov. Roy Cooper announced during a Sept. 17 news conference, but middle and high school students won’t have the same opportunity. The announcement — allowing local school districts to provide in-person instruction…

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NCDHHS Receives Funding to Prevent Colorectal Cancer in NC

September 18, 2020
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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has received five years of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to partner with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved communities in North Carolina.  “Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of all cancer…

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Tillis, trailing in polls, goes on attack mode in first U.S. Senate debate

September 16, 2020

by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis went on the attack Monday night. He had to. Tillis went after Democrat Cal Cunningham more like an underdog challenger than an incumbent senator and former speaker of the House in North Carolina. Tillis finds himself in one of the nation’s…

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Budd, Burr, & Tillis Secure $25 Million For Lexington Train Station

September 16, 2020

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Last week, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced that they secured a $24.9 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the Department of Transportation for the City of Lexington. The project funded by the grant is described as follows: “The project constructs a…

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Opinion

Opinion: Cooper knows best, so who are we to question him?

September 18, 2020

by John Trump Maybe I’m just too dumb to get it.  All that science and data. Stupid me, thinking I could think for myself. At one point in my life, not that long ago, really, I thought I was pretty smart. Well, smarter than average, anyway.  What a fool, I was … am.  Just plain…

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Opinion: The left’s long war on the Constitution

September 18, 2020

by Jon Guze The United States was founded on the principle that government exists to protect the natural rights of the governed, including, especially, the natural right to liberty. The Declaration of Independence says so explicitly. The Constitution — signed 233 years ago today (on Constitution Day) — is clearly an attempt to give practical…

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Opinion: Cooper faces test on voter ID

September 16, 2020

by John Hood I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private citizens. I have related the history of Cooper’s conflict with the General Assembly. I have conceded that state lawmakers struck first by encroaching on his…

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Opinion: State Reserves May Not Be Enough

September 16, 2020

by John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. Since then, the state has collected some $1.5 billion more in General Fund revenue than it has yet spent. That’s…

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Opinion: Cooper’s post-COVID-19 plans should worry all North Carolinians

September 14, 2020

by Becki Gray Gov. Roy Cooper owns this. He owns the coronavirus response and everything that will follow.   Cooper has refused to confer with the Council of State, vetoed the General Assembly’s efforts to get businesses safely opened and people back to work, relied solely on his administration’s data and science, blamed President Trump and…

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Column: Reflecting on 9/11 and my trip to New York City in October of 2001

September 11, 2020

by Frank Williams Today marks 19 years since the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Like you, I will never forget that day.  Like you, I pray that our nation will never again face such an attack.  We must remain vigilant. Below is an article I wrote on October 11, 2001, shortly after returning…

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Opinion – Without live shows, artists seeking ways to reach fans

September 10, 2020

By John Trump, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Will Easter is a promising North Carolina musician. A career just starting to take off. I reached him on his cell phone, and he wanted to talk.  A bit busy now, though, he said. Hanging drywall. “I actually took a job in construction to make money outside…

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Opinion – Bring Young Kids Back to School

September 10, 2020

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan theatrics surrounding the issue, and simply ask parents and kids about their experiences. You’ll get mostly frowns, grimaces, complaints, even tears.…

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Opinion – We can help our state’s students with continued higher education reform

September 10, 2020
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SENATOR TODD JOHNSON 55TH DISTRICT  Through my work as a member of the North Carolina Senate Education and Higher Education Committee and the Appropriations on Education/Higher Education Committee, I am committed to help our state’s postsecondary students complete their programs of study and begin their professional lives not unduly burdened with insurmountable debt. All of…

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Opinion: Former Slave Blazed Trail for Writers

September 7, 2020

by John Hood You surely recognize the name Frederick Douglass and know the major role he played in American history after escaping his enslavement in Maryland in 1838. You may even know that the publication of his memoir — Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave — was a turning point in…

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