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It might make sense if recent events had convinced best-selling author Matt Ridley to shed the nickname tied to his most famous book.
It might make sense if recent events had convinced best-selling author Matt Ridley to shed the nickname tied to his most famous book.
 
President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.
President Donald Trump flummoxed officials in Charlotte while taking a partisan swipe at Gov. Roy Cooper by suggesting the Republican National Convention may skip past North Carolina.
 
The Suburbs are relatively safe so carrying 'Better than Nothing' might work.
The Suburbs are relatively safe so carrying 'Better than Nothing' might work.
 
ECU, Vidant conducting COVID-19 antibody clinical procedure
 
Jens and Uwe Kruger, with bandmate Joel Landsberg, are three of the best string musicians on the planet.
Jens and Uwe Kruger, with bandmate Joel Landsberg, are three of the best string musicians on the planet.
 
Jeff Brooks was watching the governor in a news conference. Brooks, who owns a gym in Onslow County, immediately realized he was in trouble.
Jeff Brooks was watching the governor in a news conference. Brooks, who owns a gym in Onslow County, immediately realized he was in trouble.
 
Republican lawmakers filed legislation to ban mail-only elections and tighten oversight for voting by absentee ballot.
 
On Monday, May 18, the opinion team for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer called for Gov. Roy Cooper to take responsibility for North Carolina’s disastrous unemployment insurance system.
On Monday, May 18, the opinion team for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer called for Gov. Roy Cooper to take responsibility for North Carolina’s disastrous unemployment insurance system.
 
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
You are receiving the attached message and email below from Beaufort County's EOC as a method of keeping you informed about our county's response to COVID-19.
 
The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild is among those, including Carolina Journal, seeking clarification from Gov. Roy Cooper about the fate of breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
The N.C. Craft Brewers Guild is among those, including Carolina Journal, seeking clarification from Gov. Roy Cooper about the fate of breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
 
The University of North Carolina System won’t raise tuition and fees this year while students and their families struggle to stay financially afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of North Carolina System won’t raise tuition and fees this year while students and their families struggle to stay financially afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce at 5 p.m. Wednesday the state can enter Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening Friday, May 22.
Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce at 5 p.m. Wednesday the state can enter Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening Friday, May 22.
 
Lawmakers blasted the N.C. Department of Transportation for careless overspending, suggesting the DOT is using the coronavirus to “cover up” irresponsible cash management.
Lawmakers blasted the N.C. Department of Transportation for careless overspending, suggesting the DOT is using the coronavirus to “cover up” irresponsible cash management.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper will open Phase Two of his COVID-19 recovery plans Friday May 22, based on media reports and a document Carolina Journal obtained.
Gov. Roy Cooper will open Phase Two of his COVID-19 recovery plans Friday May 22, based on media reports and a document Carolina Journal obtained.
 
If you’ve been searching for a silver lining behind the COVID-19 cloud, here’s a potential candidate: More people are focusing on trade-offs.
If you’ve been searching for a silver lining behind the COVID-19 cloud, here’s a potential candidate: More people are focusing on trade-offs.
 
Our office continues to monitor weather conditions for the remainder of the week. The following is expected for Beaufort County though Friday.
Our office continues to monitor weather conditions for the remainder of the week. The following is expected for Beaufort County though Friday.
 
Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.
Public school advocacy groups claim that public school appropriation as a percent of the North Carolina General Fund is indicative of the legislature’s commitment to public schools.
 
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.
 
N.C. Senate Republicans aren’t happy with North Carolina’s lagging unemployment insurance system. They think Gov. Roy Cooper is accountable — and they want answers.
N.C. Senate Republicans aren’t happy with North Carolina’s lagging unemployment insurance system. They think Gov. Roy Cooper is accountable — and they want answers.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper, in a news conference Monday, May 18, failed to provide definitive answers about whether North Carolina would enter Phase Two of his reopening plan this weekend.
Gov. Roy Cooper, in a news conference Monday, May 18, failed to provide definitive answers about whether North Carolina would enter Phase Two of his reopening plan this weekend.
 
The coronavirus forced reforms that could help patients access telemedicine and affordable health care, experts said during the “COVID-19 and Telehealth: A New Era In Virtual Care” Shaftesbury Society meeting Monday, May 18.
The coronavirus forced reforms that could help patients access telemedicine and affordable health care, experts said during the “COVID-19 and Telehealth: A New Era In Virtual Care” Shaftesbury Society meeting Monday, May 18.
 
Buying meat, in our recent and collective memories, hasn’t been a problem.
 
The COVID-19 outbreak can’t be an excuse to outlaw most indoor worship services in North Carolina, a federal judge ruled Saturday, May 16.
The COVID-19 outbreak can’t be an excuse to outlaw most indoor worship services in North Carolina, a federal judge ruled Saturday, May 16.
 
Community colleges plan to decide the future of their online and in-person learning in July, when they will revisit their strategic plan for the summer and the fall.
Community colleges plan to decide the future of their online and in-person learning in July, when they will revisit their strategic plan for the summer and the fall.
 
A growing number of N.C. sheriffs won’t enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions against indoor worship services as outlined in his latest executive order.
A growing number of N.C. sheriffs won’t enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions against indoor worship services as outlined in his latest executive order.
 
There were no significant changes in this morning’s update from the NWS.
 
Months now into the COVID–19 quarantine, we’re still probably some time away from a new normal, however that looks.
Months now into the COVID–19 quarantine, we’re still probably some time away from a new normal, however that looks.
 
Our office continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Arthur.
 
Last weekend, the N.C. Division of Employment Security quietly changed the reporting of unemployment insurance claims, resulting in a significantly lower count of claims activity since March 15.
Last weekend, the N.C. Division of Employment Security quietly changed the reporting of unemployment insurance claims, resulting in a significantly lower count of claims activity since March 15.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper recently made it easier for people to apply for Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Gov. Roy Cooper recently made it easier for people to apply for Medicaid coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
Our office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Arthur as it progresses along the Eastern US.
Our office continues to monitor Tropical Storm Arthur as it progresses along the Eastern US.
 
Here is a PDF version of the latest Coronavirus updates regarding Beaufort County the Region and North Carolina.
Here is a PDF version of the latest Coronavirus updates regarding Beaufort County the Region and North Carolina.
 
Challenges persist in getting students meals and reliable internet access while schools remain closed.
Challenges persist in getting students meals and reliable internet access while schools remain closed.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper is urging churches to follow restrictions prohibiting indoor services, but acknowledges law enforcement officers’ leeway in choosing what to enforce.
Gov. Roy Cooper is urging churches to follow restrictions prohibiting indoor services, but acknowledges law enforcement officers’ leeway in choosing what to enforce.
 
Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher energy prices cost lives.
Energy poverty is a serious issue. Research shows that higher energy prices cost lives.
 
Many active senior resorts have meet-and-greet lunches (before the Virus) and perhaps former meetings left you wandering around looking for conversation.
Many active senior resorts have meet-and-greet lunches (before the Virus) and perhaps former meetings left you wandering around looking for conversation.
 
For North Carolina’s restaurants and private clubs, a future of social distancing after COVID-19 is full of question marks.
For North Carolina’s restaurants and private clubs, a future of social distancing after COVID-19 is full of question marks.
 
Beaufort County Community College is offering healthcare classes starting in June through its Continuing Education Division.
Beaufort County Community College is offering healthcare classes starting in June through its Continuing Education Division.
 
A collection of churches filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 14, challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order banning mass gatherings, a move that has severely limited indoor worship services.
A collection of churches filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 14, challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order banning mass gatherings, a move that has severely limited indoor worship services.
 
Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants the governor to give counties the option to reopen hair salons and barber shops, which, like other small businesses, are left crippled by the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants the governor to give counties the option to reopen hair salons and barber shops, which, like other small businesses, are left crippled by the COVID-19 lockdowns.
 
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