Tag: Roy Cooper

Roy Cooper extends COVID-19 restrictions despite risks to economy

by Julie Havlak Raleigh, NC – Gov. Roy Cooper will keep North Carolina in his modified Phase Two of reopening for another five weeks. That could worsen the state’s economic problems. One of the state’s top economists say North Carolina’s…

Most popular Chatham Journal stories of July 2020

Pittsboro, NC – Here are the most popular stories we ran during the month of July 2020: 1 Roy Cooper delays school reopening announcement without saying why 2 Another shutdown order from Roy Cooper will fail 3 Chatham Central High…

Latest North Carolina job numbers look promising

serious adult constructor in helmet and uniform

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – For inveterate optimists, the past several months have been excruciating. A global pandemic has produced great suffering and death. A protest movement that began with righteous anger about the death of George Floyd has…

NC COVID-19 infections far exceed cases

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – You may recall that back in early April, a panel of health analysts presented Gov. Roy Cooper with two forecasts: 250,000 COVID infections by June 1, if Cooper’s initial lockdown orders were kept in…