State & Local

  • Medical safety gear production in NC gets $300K boost

    Sat, Apr 25, 2020

    The Industrial Commons in Morganton, NC, will receive $300,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to use for materials and to coordinate staff to manufacture needed medical safety gear to fulfill increased product demand across the Appalachian Region and the nation during the ongoing COVID-

  • Wake County reports first Coronavirus-related death

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    A Wake County resident has died as a result of COVID-19-related complications, Wake County officials say.

    The 81 years old man is the first known Wake County resident to have died from coronavirus.

  • Poll shows Trump, Cooper earn high job approval marks from NC voters

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    Approval for President Donald Trump’s job performance remains at the highest level it has been since September 2018, according to the latest Civitas Poll.

  • Gas prices rare bright spot amidst economic downturn

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020

    One economic bright spot, at a time when there seems to be a scarcity of them, is the continuing decline of fuel prices. Although difficult for oil producers, gas prices not since in a quarter-century are a boon for motorists who remain on the roads -- including many delivery drivers.

  • Ingles' stores need 5,000 additional workers

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    Ingles Markets chairman Robert Ingle says the Asheville, NC-based company will offer bonuses to current employees and begin hiring up to 5,000 new employees to provide some relief to current associates and allow the chaing to continue to focus on serving our customers while maintaining our cleani

  • COVID-19 Fight: Survey highlights changing habits, needed comfort

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    At least temporarily, the response to COVID-19 is altering America’s social fabric: teleworking, social distancing, and the shift of education from public schools to the privacy of living rooms and kitchen tables is the strange, new normal.

  • COVID-19 Fight: College donates protective equipment to local hospitals

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    Wake Tech officials said the school has gathered much-needed personal protective equipment from its programs to be donated to local hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise in North Carolina.

  • All NC K-12 public schools to shutter for 2 weeks

    Sat, Mar 14, 2020

    BREAKING NEWS: Beginning March 16, all North Carolina K-12 public schools will close their doors for at least two weeks, ensuring tens of thousands of students won't be in close quarters, but putting a strain on working parents and other childcare providers.

  • Coronavirus cases, response both see increase in NC

    Tue, Mar 10, 2020

    The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) confirmed five new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday in Wake County, increasing the statewide total to seven.

  • North Carolina reports first Coronavirus case

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    A resident of Wake County, NC has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. The test, conducted by the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health, awaits confirmation by the U.S.