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Raleigh Rebuilds After Riots
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Raleigh Rebuilds After Riots

From May 30 to May 31, downtown Raleigh experienced peaceful protests against police brutality, which unfortunately became riots late both nights. Like other cities nationwide, Raleigh suffered vandalism and looting of its local businesses. One small business owner described the fires and vandalism first-hand. However, he noted that the rioters likely weren’t the same people...

North Hills Businesses Reopen After Looting in Raleigh
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North Hills Businesses Reopen After Looting in Raleigh

The North Hills area of Raleigh suffered looting and vandalism from late Sunday night to early Monday morning. The damage affected at least 10 businesses, including the Dartmouth Apartments. By Monday afternoon, most businesses had swept up the broken glass, secured their windows and reopened. Harris Teeter received bricks through their sliding glass doors late...

What One Small Business Saw at the Raleigh Protests
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What One Small Business Saw at the Raleigh Protests

As nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue to intensify, Raleigh businesses have already suffered from the unrest that has followed peaceful protests. Here’s an ‘on the ground’ perspective on what one business in City Market experienced late Saturday night. On the following morning, it saw its community begin to pull itself back...

NC Moves into Phase 2 of Reopening
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NC Moves into Phase 2 of Reopening

Let the Good Times Roll. Sorta. This past weekend, North Carolina continued to reopen after two months of isolation designed to control the coronavirus pandemic. We moved into Phase 2–some with trepidation, some with jubilation.  The announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper came with a word of caution. The move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan was more cautious than...

Reopening Phase 2 May Happen This Weekend
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Reopening Phase 2 May Happen This Weekend

The key word here is ‘may.’ Governor Roy Cooper is hoping North Carolina can move into Phase 2 of his three-phase reopening plan later this week.  The Governor made the comment at a news conference Monday. Many business owners and consumers had earmarked that conference, hoping for more information so that they could plan ahead....

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Atrium Health Care Posts $30M Q1 Loss

One of North Carolina’s largest health care systems lost millions of dollars in the first quarter. The reason for the loss: concentration on care of coronavirus patients.  Atrium Health, headquartered in Charlotte, announced losses of $30 million in the first quarter. Operating losses were down $56 million from its $26 million income during the fourth quarter of...

North Carolina’s Job Market: Who’s Hiring
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North Carolina’s Job Market: Who’s Hiring

Here’s what to expect from North Carolina’s job market and what you can do to move ahead of the pack. North Carolina, even more so than many other states, has been hard-hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, with jobless claims in the state recently topping 1 million. One out of every five North Carolinians...