SPECTRUM NEWS: Wetter hurricanes are a concern for N.C. farmers
Hurricanes are having huge impacts on many various methods of life in North Carolina. That is particularly the case for our state’s farmers.
CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS: Taking the long road: The search for jobs in Scotland County
Traditionally, Scotland County had a number of the highest unemployment charges of any county within the state, with a July unemployment fee of 9.3%, in line with the N.C. Division of Commerce. Regardless of these persistently excessive joblessness numbers, some county residents say they are going to change the narrative by means of native revitalization efforts to attract exterior buyers.
WRAL TECHWIRE: Where the jobs are: Triangle market continues to grow despite ‘Delta’
Regardless of rising issues over the COVID Delta variant, the Triangle’s job market nonetheless reveals indicators of constant restoration. Practically the entire nationwide job boards TechWire analyzed in at present’s Jobs Report present appreciable upward progress over the previous week. Certainly.com and LinkedIn each present over 1,000 new jobs in Raleigh in comparison with this time final week, whereas Cube.com added 1,136 tech-focused jobs in Durham, and different websites counted a whole bunch of latest jobs throughout the Triangle.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Daily COVID cases spiking at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State a week into fall semester
Every day COVID-19 circumstances are spiking at each UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State College, one week after college students returned to campus for in-person courses. Officers from each universities have mentioned that the virus will not be spreading in school rooms.
SPECTRUM NEWS: Rural North Carolina schools using COVID-19 funds for tech
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit their rural group, Weldon Metropolis Colleges raced to present its pupils the instruments they wanted to rapidly transition to digital studying.
The district arrange web hotspots for these with out connectivity at residence and had employees ship meals to college students. It additionally drew on a number of the funds to enhance air high quality in three colleges, set up touchless toilet taps and purchase plenty of cleansing provides and protecting tools.
ISLAND FREE PRESS: Environment commission to review coastal protection plan
The North Carolina Environmental Administration Fee is about to overview subsequent month the draft modification to the Coastal Habitat Safety Plan, which is revised each 5 years to mirror adjustments within the standing of habitat safety within the state.
WECT NEWS: Gov. Cooper seeks major disaster declaration for western N.C. counties after Tropical Strom Fred
Governor Roy Cooper on Friday requested the federal authorities difficulty a serious catastrophe declaration for western North Carolina after the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred precipitated in depth flooding and landslides within the area. “The individuals of Western North Carolina took a devastating blow from Tropical Storm Fred’s flooding,” mentioned Cooper. “Federal help is required to assist rebuild and change into extra resilient forward of future storms.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES: A North Carolina court panel expands voting rights for parolees and people on probation
North Carolina should instantly enable felons who’re on parole, probation or supervised launch to register to vote, a three-judge panel in a state court docket mentioned Monday.
WCNC: Atrium Health sees more than 1,000% increase in COVID-19 patients in the Carolinas
Because the unfold of the delta variant of COVID-19 rises throughout the Carolinas, Atrium Well being says hospitalizations have additionally elevated, leading to fewer accessible beds. Most of those new sufferers are unvaccinated, in line with knowledge from a number of well being businesses and hospital programs.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Increasing child COVID hospitalizations filling pediatric ICUs, Triangle hospitals say
As COVID-19 circumstances and hospitalizations proceed to surge in North Carolina, the coronavirus and different respiratory illnesses are inflicting sick kids to replenish pediatric intensive care items within the Triangle.
SPECTRUM NEWS: Could North Carolina get a medical marijuana law? Bill passes another committee vote
A invoice that might legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina is taking an extended, winding street by means of the state Senate, however the invoice’s Republican sponsors have managed to get it efficiently by means of a number of committees. Medical marijuana is authorized in 37 states, however North Carolina has lengthy resisted any type of authorized weed.
WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Controversial NCHSAA bill reflects personal, political motivations of supporters, opponents
The passionate, typically rugged and typically bruising competitiveness of North Carolina highschool sports activities is embodied within the debate over Home Invoice 91 within the Common Meeting.
THE TIMES NEWS: North Carolina on track to break litter collection record
The state of North Carolina is on observe to beat its 2019 litter assortment report.
To this point this 12 months, the N.C. Division of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected greater than 9 million kilos of litter. In 2019, crews collected 10.5 million kilos.