NC lags other states in releasing coronavirus-related information

NC lags other states in releasing coronavirus-related information

As North Carolina health officials battle the outbreak of the coronavirus across the state, the state has tightly controlled access to information related to the pandemic, providing some data but refusing to share others.
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Business owner? Here's what you need to know about filing an insurance claim

In the midst of COVID-19, countless business owners have been forced to shut down, losing significant income in the process. Filing an insurance claim may be one way to recover lost finances, but the process can be difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced legal expert.
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SurveyUSA: Parents get 'B' for remote home learning

A survey by SurveyUSA says 87% of American parents who have school-aged children say their children’s schools are providing some form of remote learning, and the vast majority of those parents give educators good marks for their efforts to do so.
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Holiday celebrations look different under 'stay at home' order

Holiday celebrations look different under 'stay at home' order

Since the stay-at-home order churches have had to hold services online either live or recorded. That includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
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Good Friday pleasant, but Easter Sunday brings storms, severe threat

The holiday weekend starts off pleasant, with cool temperatures in the 60s and sunny skies. However, Sunday brings the threat for rain, storms and even severe weather overnight. Here’s a look at a timeline, so you can plan your Easter celebration around the rainy weather.
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Nearly 500 stay-at-home order complaints filed in Wake County

Nearly 500 stay-at-home order complaints filed in Wake County

Law enforcement agencies throughout Wake County have received hundreds of complaints since county commissioners implemented a stay-at-home order two weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Wake parents, students lobby for letter grades, not pass/fail, after school closures

Some Wake County students and parents are pushing for letter grades on the spring report card instead of a simple pass/fail on courses after schools were closed because of coronavirus concerns.
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'I cannot think of one thing we could have done differently,' says owner of Durham nursing home with major virus outbreak

The owner of a Durham nursing home where dozens of residents and staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week or so said his staff followed all safety protocols before the outbreak and has since stepped up its efforts to battle the virus.
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Robeson County Sheriff's Office looking for missing man

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who has gone missing.
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New rules tighten requirements at assisted living facilities hit hard by coronavirus

Clusters of COVID-19 cases continue to rise at nursing homes across the state.
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Update: Missing Robeson County man found safe in Lumberton

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a man who has gone missing.
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5 On Your Side: Car insurers offer discounts, help

5 On Your Side: Car insurers offer discounts, help

COVID-19 stay-home orders, mean less traffic on roadways.
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Clayton police conducting homicide investigation after man found dead in vehicle crash

Clayton police are conducting a homicide investigation after they said a man was found dead after a vehicle accident Thursday evening.
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Latest on coronavirus as outbreaks expand in nursing homes across Triangle

Here are the latest updates on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina and across the globe.
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Can't make the rent? Make sure to ask for help

The National Multifamily Housing Council says a third of U.S. apartment renters didn’t pay their April rent during the first week of the month.

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Step inside Samaritan's Purse field hospital in NYC

Franklin Graham’s North Carolina-based organization brings battle zone experience to New York City in the fight against coronavirus.
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No shortage of masks, gloves littering area parking lots, roadsides

Plastic gloves and face masks may help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, but they are easily disposed and are often ending up as litter in parking lots and along area roads.
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When the economy may begin to rebound

When the economy may begin to rebound

The unemployment rate reach 13% on Thursday which marks the country’s lowest point since the Depression. When we can start digging out of the recession depends a lot on the Virus and the spread, but economists believe the first signs will come in the fall and into the winter.
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Experts: Simple, daily care can keep coronavirus anxiety in check

With the numbers rising daily – of coronavirus cases, of the dead – the emotional toll of sustained bad news can be a burden that gets too heavy to bear. Mental health professionals say anxiety, sadness are common, even normal.
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Raleigh police say three sent to hospital after each were stabbed

Raleigh police said three people were sent to the hospital after each of them were stabbed on Thursday.
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Latest on coronavirus as new social distance rules for retailers announced

Latest on coronavirus as new social distance rules for retailers announced

Here are the latest updates on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina and across the globe.
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Veteran identified as virus victim

Ty Atkins was a retired soldier.
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State school board asks lawmakers for testing, grading waivers due to COVID-19

The state board of education is asking lawmakers to waive requirements for “Read to Achieve” testing and diagnostics for K-3 students for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year due to coronavirus. They’re also seeking waivers for requirements for end-of-grade and end-of-course exams, as well as reporSee Original Article

Wake Co. animal services by appointment only

Shelter visits are by appointment only and animal control is not responding for strays.
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Executive order puts new regulations in place for grocery stores, other businesses

A new executive order with tougher guidelines for social distancing for retailers during the coronavirus outbreak will go into effect Monday at 5 p.m.
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'Had a bright future': Teen dies in swimming accident at Falls Lake

The body of missing 17-year-old Davion Davis was found Thursday, according to Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker. Davis disappeared Wednesday while swimming with friends.
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State: Expect extra $600 in unemployment payments by April 17

State: Expect extra $600 in unemployment payments by April 17

Benefits to the self-employed and independent contractors will take longer to stand up, state unemployment office says.
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Black NC residents dying from COVID-19 at higher rates, data show

Black North Carolinians are dying from COVID-19 at almost twice the rate of white people, according to the latest data from state health officials.
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Latest on coronavirus as NC's death toll tops 70

Here are the latest updates on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina and across the globe.
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Searchers find body of teen missing in Falls Lake

The search for missing 17-year-old Davion Davis is over, according to Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker. His body was found Thursday.
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Virtual Passover celebrations take place of traditional Seder dinners

Jews around the world are substituting virtual celebrations for the traditional Seder gatherings, which often involve 20 to 30 family members and friends.
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Latest on coronavirus as outbreaks expand at NC nursing homes

Here are the latest updates on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina and across the globe.
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Amber Alert issued for Durham toddler, father charged with attempted murder

Amber Alert issued for Durham toddler, father charged with attempted murder

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a 2-year-old boy.

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Working from home becomes new normal for NC tech firms, survey finds

Telecommuting is no longer an option but a requirement for many technology firms in North Carolina as businesses stay open but must operate under a statewide “shelter in place” order. And virtually all tech execs say their firms are complying.
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Durham toddler found safe in Maryland, father in custody

An Amber Alert was canceled Thursday hours after a toddler was abducted by his father following a domestic incident.

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Search continues for teen missing in Falls Lake

The search for missing 17-year-old Davion Davis resumed Thursday morning at Falls Lake, according to Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker.
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North Carolina beach increases fines for violators

North Carolina beach increases fines for violators

A North Carolina beach town is increasing fines for people who violate beach closures in light of rules established as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fast-moving storms bringing strong winds, severe weather to the area

Central North Carolina has a chance for severe thunderstorms in two rounds over the next 24 hours, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
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Wrightsville Beach increases fines for violators

A North Carolina beach town is increasing fines for people who violate beach closures in light of rules established as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old boy abducted in Durham, mother hospitalized

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a 2-year-old boy.

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Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Another 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits last week, according to the US Department of Labor, as American workers continue to suffer from devastating job losses, furloughs and reduced hours during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Fast-moving storms move out of Triangle, quiet afternoon ahead

A fast-moving line of thunderstorms passed through central North Carolina Thursday morning.

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