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NC Universities Reveal Fall 2020 Plans
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NC Universities Reveal Fall 2020 Plans

North Carolina universities have scrambled since mid-March to adjust to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. But now, a few months from Fall 2020, some of their leaders have revealed their plans for the semester. UNC System President: Back to (Near) Normal Interim President Bill Roper announced in his last statement (way back on April 29) that...

Charlotte Now Nation’s 15th Largest City
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Charlotte Now Nation’s 15th Largest City

Twenty North Carolina cities and seven South Carolina cities made the growth list. Raleigh’s population grew from about 403,000 people to 474,000, a 16.6% increase. Durham grew to 279,000, a 21 percent increase. Apex more than doubled in population to 59,300 and Cary grew at a 24 percent pace to 170,300.

Declining Revenue Derails Passenger Trains between Raleigh & Charlotte
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Declining Revenue Derails Passenger Trains between Raleigh & Charlotte

Some of the passenger trains running between Raleigh and Charlotte has been suspended. Like most bad news these days, ‘rona is the reason. The Piedmont, a state-supported passenger train, ran three trips a day between the state capital and North Carolina’s largest city. The N.C. Department of Transportation had already eliminated two of the three daily round trips because...

Lottery Dream Comes True for ECU Student
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Lottery Dream Comes True for ECU Student

Before the start of her senior year at East Carolina University last fall, Hadleigh Painter of Charlotte asked her 138,000 Twitter followers if anyone knew how she could win the lottery so she wouldn’t have to return to school. Fast forward to this spring. Hadleigh has just won $25,000 a year for life in the NC Education Lottery’s Lucky for Life Drawing. She beat...

What Phase 1 Looks Like for NC Businesses and Customers
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What Phase 1 Looks Like for NC Businesses and Customers

Reopening relies upon maintaining social distancing and closely monitoring new COVID-19 cases over the next few weeks. Phase one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan to reopen North Carolina began at 5 p.m. on May 8. But that doesn’t mean that all businesses are back up and running after closing their doors to combat the novel...