FLETCHER – The final weekend of the WNC Youth Livestock Expo wrapped up at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. The youth livestock shows were held in place of the N.C. Mountain State Fair, which was canceled this year due to COVID-19. Competitions featuring dairy cattle, meat goat, poultry, swine, wool-breed sheep, beef, dairy goat,…

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by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The day after the state announced a settlement with Democratic super-litigator Marc Elias likely gutting absentee ballot protections, the State Board of Elections’ two Republican members resigned. They suggested they were tricked into going along with a plan to let the board’s director negotiate settlements out…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A settlement in an election lawsuit strips absentee ballot protections, opening the door for election fraud, one election analyst says. Parties in the North Carolina Alliance of Retired Americans v. North Carolina State Board of Elections filed a joint motion calling on a judge to approve…

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what: NC FIRST Commission Virtual Fall Meeting when: Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. where: Streamed Live details: The N.C. FIRST Commission is making progress and will meet on Friday, Sept. 25, to review revenue and finance options to secure sustainable transportation investments in North Carolina. The commission is scheduled to hear a department update from Secretary Eric…

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By Lindsay Marchello Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — About half of North Carolina’s school districts are closed for in-person instruction, while the other half have students alternating between learning in the classroom and attending school online throughout the week. Starting Oct. 5, school districts can choose to let elementary schools fully reopen. Gov. Roy Cooper…

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Department of Environmental Quality

The public is invited to share feedback for the Environmental Justice and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force during a public listening session on Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m.  Task Force Chair NC Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders will be joined by members of the subcommittee to…

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