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Crook’s Corner, a Landmark North Carolina Restaurant, Has Closed

New York Times
Crook’s Corner, the restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., that helped spark a renaissance in Southern cuisine starting in the 1980s, has permanently closed, Shannon Healy, an owner, said Wednesday. Mr. Healy said the business, which shut down in the spring of 2020 in response to the Covid pandemic, struggled to......

South Carolina judge refuses to block 2 executions as she considers challenge to new death penalty law

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A South Carolina judge on Tuesday refused to block two executions set for later this month as she considers a lawsuit over the state’s new capital punishment law, which effectively forces condemned prisoners to choose to die by either......

Commission approves $1B in financing for North Carolina municipalities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square The North Carolina Local Government Commission (LGC) has approved more than $1 billion in borrowing for municipalities. The commission, which oversees local government finances, approved the financing for more than two dozen North Carolina......

Pharmaceutical company Merck investigating after noose found at North Carolina plant

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi American pharmaceutical company Merck is investigating after a noose was found at its plan in Durham, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports. The newspaper reports that a contractor found “a rope fashioned as a noose” at a construction......

Trump returns to political stage with speech at North Carolina GOP convention

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former President Donald Trump returned to the political stage with a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention on Saturday, solidifying his continued symbolic leadership of the party despite his repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election, and allowing him......

Trump dwells on 2020 during North Carolina event aimed at helping Republicans in 2022

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a nearly 90-minute speech to North Carolina Republicans gathered for their annual state convention, Trump baselessly claimed that his defeat by President Joe Biden last November was “the crime of the century” and likened the 2020 presidential contest......

Trump endorses Ted Budd in North Carolina Senate GOP primary

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “There’s somebody in this room that I think is very special. This man is a great politician but more importantly, he loves the state of North Carolina,” Trump said of Budd while appearing at the state GOP’s convention in......

Trump to speak at Republican event in North Carolina

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump to speak at Republican event in North Carolina – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former President Donald Trump is set to make a rare public appearance at a Republican event held in North Carolina this Saturday night, where......

Trump to return to political stage with speech at North Carolina GOP convention

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former President Donald Trump will return to the political stage with a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention on Saturday, solidifying his continued symbolic leadership of the party despite his repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election, and allowing......

North Carolina House approves gun rights expansion in religious places

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square A bill that would allow state residents with concealed carry permits to legally carry guns at places of worship that share property with private K-12 schools cleared the North Carolina House on Thursday. It......

North Carolina House votes to end federal unemployment benefits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square The North Carolina House approved a bill Thursday that would stop weekly $300 supplemental federal unemployment benefits and make unemployment benefits nontaxable income. Senate Bill 116 also would make expenses paid using a loan......

North Carolina Senate supports paying people bonuses to return to work

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square A bill that would replace federal unemployment benefits with back-to-work bonuses for unemployed North Carolinians was approved Tuesday by the North Carolina Senate. Unemployed workers who accept jobs 30 days after the bill becomes......

North Carolina Democrats unveil budget priorities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square Small business recovery, better state roads and criminal justice reform are among the top spending priorities for North Carolina legislative Democrats. Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus made allocation requests to Republican budget writers......

North Carolina senators tell governor to turn down federal unemployment benefits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas North Carolina’s two GOP senators are telling Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to end federal unemployment benefits, saying that they are contributing to a shortage of workers in the state. “The employment shortage caused by exorbitant federal unemployment benefits......

North Carolina prosecutor says police were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown

Reuters
A North Carolina prosecutor will not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies for the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown, a Black man, outside his home last month, saying on Tuesday that the killing was justified because Brown endangered their lives by driving toward them. Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble......

Carolina in his mind? New York Jets rookie Zach Wilson catches a tough break

ESPN
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets: 1. Wilson vs. Darnold: Zach Wilson‘s NFL debut will be off-Broadway in location only. In terms of theater, his Week 1 road showdown against predecessor Sam Darnold is worth a neon marquee. While Jets-Carolina Panthers is......

Carolina in his mind? New York Jets rookie Zach Wilson catches a tough break

ESPN
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets: 1. Wilson vs. Darnold: Zach Wilson‘s NFL debut will be off-Broadway in location only. In terms of theater, his Week 1 road showdown against predecessor Sam Darnold is worth a neon marquee. While Jets-Carolina Panthers is......

CBS News Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina: Watch in full

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina: Watch in full – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Seven Democratic candidates for president took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, in a debate hosted by CBS News. Watch the debate......

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