Category: Raleigh

Sales in NC ABC stores skyrocket, but gyms reopening slowly, if at all

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By John Trump Raleigh, NC – The pandemic and the government’s general response has exposed a curious paradox. We’re more anxious, health experts agree. Schools and businesses remain closed, so parents are left without jobs and, or, child care. The…

NCDOT awarded first-ever waiver for drone bridge inspections

Raleigh, NC – Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation’s newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state’s bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems…

NC election lawsuits head back to federal court

By Carolina Journal Staff Raleigh, NC – Two lawsuits challenging the N.C. State Board of Elections’ plans for handling absentee ballots this fall head before a federal judge Thursday, Oct. 8, in Greensboro. A hearing on both suits is scheduled…

Take a walk on the sunny side

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In this seemingly endless year of disease, destruction, dissension, and despair, what’s an optimist to do? This is no hypothetical question for me. I’m a naturally optimistic person. As one of my favorite songs…

Roadway death rates drop across North Carolina

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Raleigh, NC – Road safety in North Carolina took a turn for the better in 2019. North Carolina’s traffic deaths decreased by 4.4 percent in 2019, according to data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This decrease is…