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NC high school sports oversight revamp clears another panel

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate committee on Thursday. The Senate Finance Committee recommended the measure, which...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

Cooper moves to end North Carolina's statewide mask mandate

Jul. 21, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced that they will eliminate the statewide mask mandate and ease masking requirements in schools. The new recommendations urge K-8 schools to require masks for...

Major NC high school athletics oversight overhaul proposed

Jul. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association would be replaced by a proposed state commission to oversee interscholastic public school sports in a measure unveiled Tuesday in a legislative committee. The bill, which received a hearing by a...

Poorly paid teachers work multiple jobs in North Carolina

Jul. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Half of Olivia Chiavaras’ time is spent across from other people — their hands in hers as she trims cuticles and spreads polish over freshly filed fingernails. The other half is spent in a classroom. Chiavaras’ main job — her calling, as...

In 12 a.m. session, NC House gives energy bill its final OK

Jul. 15, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House gave its final approval to wide-ranging energy legislation during an unusual overnight session early Thursday. The chamber met briefly after midnight to complete the second of two required votes on the measure, which now...

EXPLAINER: How NC is distributing $1.3B in rental aid

Jul. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Bill to retire coal-fired plants gets initial NC House OK

Jul. 14, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that could shape North Carolina electricity production for decades received initial approval Wednesday by the state House, with the narrow majority rejecting arguments that the measure relies too much on natural gas or could send customer rates soaring. ...

N. Carolina GOP would ban K-12 promotion of views about race

Jul. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday defining how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the classroom. GOP Senate leader Phil Berger said his chamber is taking action as Republicans across the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greensboro News & Record. July 8, 2021. Editorial: UNC-Chapel Hill loses Hannah-Jones and more The loss of Nikole Hannah-Jones by the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media is one more black eye for an overly politicized UNC System...