North Carolina

N.C. Is Taking It Slow on Reopening. Here’s How That Compares to Its Neighbors.

Gov. Cooper ordered the state move to Phase 2 of reopening Friday. But questions remain about the virus’ spread.

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Weeks After Trump Compels Meat Processors to Remain Open, COVID-19 Breaks Out at NC Tyson Plant

A Wilkesboro chicken plant is the site of another coronavirus outbreak at a North Carolina meat plant, Vice News reported Thursday.

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Burr Steps Down As Senate Intelligence Chair After FBI Seizes His Cell Phone

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

The view of Grandfather Mountain from Beacon Heights Trail in Avery County. (Image via Shutterstock).
The Last County In North Carolina Without a Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Avery County has ramped up coronavirus testing in the last week, but still hasn’t found its first confirmed coronavirus case.

On Ahmaud Arbery’s Birthday, I Have A Challenge For White People Who Want To #RunWithMaud

A NC activist says people need to do more than talk after Ahmaud Arbery's shooting in Georgia. Here’s how to ‘make it count.'

President Donald Trump attends a meeting about the coronavirus with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office of the White House April 29 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Former NC GOP Lawmaker: I’m Not A Never-Trumper. But The President Has Lost Me.

How the Republican Party, my party, was 'hijacked by a huckster' named Donald Trump in 2016. And why it makes me so angry.

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Guess Who Carole Baskin of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Donated To

Carole Baskin, one of the most controversial characters in Netflix’s enormously popular “Tiger King” docuseries, donated $1,000 to North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr.