North Carolina


How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs in NC are taking more than a week to give test results because of surges in cases and supply chain issues. That's making it hard to stop the disease.

Widespread protests after George Floyd's death did not contribute to any noticeable increase in coronavirus infections, officials say. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
New Report: Black Lives Matter Protests Did Not Increase Coronavirus Infections

The Black Lives Matters protests that swept the nation in June do not appear to have sparked notable increases in coronavirus cases as was initially feared.

A message for healing in Raleigh the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd sparked unrest and violence. Image by Sarah Ovaska.
‘If This Changes Something, It’s Worth It’: North Carolina Biz Owner Surveys the Damage After Protests

Hundreds gathered in Raleigh to clean up Sunday, after demonstrators protesting George Floyd’s death clashed with police in multiple North Carolina cities.

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North Carolina Governor: RNC Hasn’t Submitted Safety Plan

After Trump insists a full scale in-person convention be held in the state, Gov. Roy Cooper prioritizes safety measures.

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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.