Month: June 2020

Roy Cooper vetoes second bill reopening NC gyms and bars

by John Trump Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill opening gyms and bars.  Cooper waited until the legislature adjourned for the weekend before acting on the measure, which strikes yet another blow against businesses struggling to…

2020 ACC Football Kickoff going virtual

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference will conduct its annual ACC Football Kickoff virtually July 21-23, 2020. The event will include live coverage available on ACC Network with ACC Commissioner John Swofford, the league’s head coaches and select student-athletes.…

Record 5,609 student-athletes named to ACC Honor Roll

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2019-20 Honor Roll on Thursday, recognizing a record 5,609 student-athletes for classroom excellence during the most recent academic year. The ACC Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a…

On a seemingly endless quest for hand sanitizer

by Liz Cullington Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Marketplace has hand sanitizer you can buy in any quantity if you bring your own container and I think it’s unscented. Yay! You can also buy a larger counter sized dispenser there if…

Where we are now on coronavirus

by Kevin Roche One place we are for sure is all very tired of coronavirus and the over-stimulated media coverage of a not that serious epidemic for the general population. In regard to the pathogen itself, the parameters are fairly…

Social distancing: 2020’s signature phrase

by Lindsay Marchello Raleigh, NC – If 2020 has a signature phrase so far, it’s “social distancing.” The term has become a staple of any discussion on COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease plaguing the world. It refers to the…