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During State of the State address, governor will highlight those who went the extra mile

April 26. Gov. Roy Cooper’s third State of the State address tonight will recognize nine North Carolinians for stepping up to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The past year has tested every person in our state and I have been so inspired by the resilience, innovation and support for one another that North […]

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Cooper will lift most COVID-19 restrictions by June 1

April 21. By Dave Yochum. With plentiful vaccine supplies, Gov. Roy Cooper this afternoon said he is planning to lift most COVID-19 restrictions by June 1, including social distancing and restrictions on indoor dining, bars and concert venues. But not the mask mandate. “Until enough of us are protected by the vaccine, we need to […]

Boatyard Eats closes temporarily

Jan. 4. By Dave Vieser. Boatyard Eats LKN has closed temporarily according to an announcement issued by owner Chris Boukedes. He blamed “draconian restrictions which have been placed upon our industry.” Gov. Cooper issued restrictions on bars in the fall, allowing them to open outdoors only at 30 percent of outdoor capacity, or 100 guests, […]