COVID-19 Latest: Daily cases drop by more than half from last week’s count

NORTH CAROLINA  — North Carolina continues to see a downward trend in new COVID-19 cases, according to N.C. health officials, and a big-picture analysis of all the raw data over the past few months shows metrics are finally decreasing.  There was a spike of cases and hospitalizations over the summer, which was fueled by the delta … Read more

Meteor Flashes Over Atlanta Suburb

A home-security camera captured a the bright flash of a meteor as it descended over Conyers, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, early on October 31. This footage from Terrance Harvell’s home was captured shortly after 4.30 am, according to the timestamp on the video. The American Meteor Society said received reports of the meteor from … Read more

N.C. Zoo animals get COVID-19 vaccines

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Gorillas, chimpanzees and some big cats got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the North Carolina Zoo.  What You Need To Know The North Carolina Zoo is vaccinating 33 of its primates and big cats The vaccine is manufactured by Zoetis, and is specifically designed for animals The animals got … Read more

Offshore wind part 1: Big business for North Carolina

This is part one in a three-part series on offshore wind in North Carolina. Over the next decade, the offshore wind industry could transform the way North Carolina gets its power. It could also mean big investments and major changes for the economy. One offshore wind farm area, off the Outer Banks, is already leased, … Read more

Redistricting debate begins in earnest at N.C. legislature

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is starting to debate some redistricting maps drawn by lawmakers for the state’s legislative and congressional seats. Senate and House committees were scheduled to meet Monday to consider boundaries redrawn based on 2020 census figures. The Senate panel was likely to advance a Republican-penned map for … Read more

Advocate reacts to student loan relief for those with disabilities

BENSON, N.C. – A disability advocate in North Carolina is excited about the federal government’s plan to forgive over $5.8 billion in student loans to those living with a total or permanent disability.   What You Need To Know Over 323,000 borrowers who have a total and permanent disability (TPD) will receive more than $5.8 … Read more

North Carolina alcohol agents arrest nearly 300 in crackdown

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Alcohol Law Enforcement says it arrested nearly 300 people during operations at alcoholic beverage-licensed businesses and other locations as part of a Halloween crackdown. A news release from the Department of Public Safety said that state alcohol agents working with local law enforcement officials arrested 286 people on 700 … Read more

Police: Pedestrian killed by train in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say that a man was killed after he was struck by an Amtrak train in North Carolina. The Raleigh Police Department issued a news release saying that the man was struck around 10 p.m. on Saturday night in a commercial area northwest of N.C. State University campus near Interstate 440. … Read more

Couple creates frightful front yard fun for a good cause

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Halloween is a really big deal to Paul and Cathy Masterson. If you don’t believe it, just check out their front yard.  What You Need To Know The Mastersons have been transforming their front yard into a spooky scene for seven years It’s located at 38 Bennett Ridge Road in the … Read more

Designer starts clothing line with the environment in mind

CARY, N.C. — World leaders have started to gather for the international climate change summit known as COP26, which is set to kick off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. The goal of the conference, hosted by the United Nations, is to get countries to agree on new commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions.   What You … Read more