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ACE Speedway can reopen despite governor’s executive order, sheriff says; ‘I will not enforce an unconstitutional law’

ACE Speedway can reopen despite governor’s executive order, sheriff says; ‘I will not enforce an unconstitutional law’

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — ACE Speedway is set to reopen on Saturday, and Alamance County law enforcement does not plan to stand in its way, according to Alamance County Government.Clyde Albright, county attorney, said that the right to peaceably assemble is protected under the First Amendment, and the language under Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order makes a strong recommendation but cannot forbid such gatherings.“The Governor recognizes that he may only urge people engaged in exercising First Amendment rights to practice social distancing and other disease control measures,” Albright...

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May 22, 2020
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Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

began a solemn Memorial Day railing against North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, ahead of the 2020 Republican National Convention, threatening to pull it out of Charlotte, where the convention is .Trump contended that Cooper is “unable to guarantee” that the arena can be filled to capacity.“I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August,” Trump said in a series of tweets. “Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we...

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May 25, 2020
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East Carolina University cuts 4 sports as part of plan to save $4.9 million

East Carolina University cuts 4 sports as part of plan to save $4.9 million

GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina University is cutting both men’s and women’s swimming and tennis teams in an effort to cut costs, according to aECU made the announcement Thursday.The university says this decision comes as part of a budget restructuring effort.By eliminating men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s tennis, the university expects to save $4.9 million longterm while impacting 68 student-athletes and nine coaches.This leaves the university with 16 remaining sports; nine women’s teams and seven men’s teams. 16 is the minimum number of...

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May 21, 2020
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All lanes of I-40 in Guilford County reopen after being shut down by protestors

All lanes of I-40 in Guilford County reopen after being shut down by protestors

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Interstate 40 eastbound and westbound in Guilford County is now reopen in both directions, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.The interstate was shut down between Patterson Street and Randleman Road due to heavy traffic and protests in the area on Saturday night.The interstate was closed around 7:39 p.m. and reopened at about 9:10 p.m., according to the NC Department of TransportationThe interstate was closed near West Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro at mile marker 217.Suggest a Correction× Close Ad

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May 30, 2020
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Police deploy tear gas on protestors in Greensboro, stand in riot gear on Elm Street

Police deploy tear gas on protestors in Greensboro, stand in riot gear on Elm Street

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police tell FOX8 they deployed tear gas on protestors downtown on Saturday night.Officers could also be seen standing in front of protestors on Elm Street while wearing riot gear.Earlier on Saturday through the afternoon and into the evening protestors gathered in Greensboro to protest the death of George Floyd.“We have to do it in a city like Greensboro because we’re known for empowerment. We’re known for activism. We’re known for organizing,” a protestor in Greensboro told FOX8.The protest in Greensboro follows other national protests across the US in New...

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May 31, 2020
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Federal judge rules Florida felons can’t be barred from voting because they owe court fines

Federal judge rules Florida felons can’t be barred from voting because they owe court fines

A federal judge on Sunday ruled that can’t be barred from voting because they still owe court fines or fees that they are unable to pay.The ruling — which sets the stage for thousands of Floridians to register to vote — strikes down parts of a Florida law passed by Republican lawmakers that required residents with felony convictions to pay off all their legal financial obligations before casting a ballot.US District Court Judge Robert Hinkle wrote in his decision that “this order holds that the State can condition voting on payment of fines and restitution that a person is able to pay but...

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May 31, 2020
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Greensboro mayor issues citywide curfew following overnight protests

Greensboro mayor issues citywide curfew following overnight protests

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan issued a city wide curfew on Monday effective immediately.The curfew will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. until modified or rescinded.It will restrict travel within the city limits, and a declaration is to follow.Exemptions from the curfew include:·         Law enforcement officers, firefighters and other public safety employees;·         Doctors, nurses, employees of hospitals or other medical facilities;·         Public utilities, public transportation companies;·         On-duty military personnel·         News media,...

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June 1, 2020
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Pennsylvania lawmakers to introduce adult-use cannabis bill

Pennsylvania lawmakers to introduce adult-use cannabis bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The effort to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania is about to get a boost from an unusual political partnership.One of those partners is State Senator Dan Laughlin from Erie. Here is more on what is being introduced today.State Senators Dan Laughlin and Sharif Street, a Democrat from Philadelphia, will introduce what they’re calling an adult use cannabis bill.Laughlin said that it’s the next logical step, but knows that might sound strange coming from a conservative Republican.“I think responsibly regulated marijuana is a more responsible way to go about it than what we...

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Feb 24
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99 NC counties fall in CDC’s ‘red zones’ under new school-opening guidance

99 NC counties fall in CDC’s ‘red zones’ under new school-opening guidance

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — More than 99 percent of children in North Carolina live in a county considered a red zone with the highest levels of COVID-19 transmission under school opening thresholds established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a CBS17.com analysis of state data found.With students returning to classrooms across the state, the CDC recently for school openings to .The CDC considers a county red — or with high transmission — if it had at least 100 new cases for every 100,000 people or if at least 10 percent of tests came back positive during the past seven...

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