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Wednesday February 1st

North Carolina Politics


Gov. Roy Cooper speaks on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Pizzeria Mercato in Carrboro.

N.C. General Assembly reaches compromise on energy legislation

House Bill 951, signed by Gov. Roy Cooper earlier this month following bipartisan approval, seeks to lower the state’s carbon emissions while maintaining low costs for consumers. The bill sets two goals for decreasing emissions: a 70 percent reduction in 2015 emissions levels by 2030 and becoming completely carbon neutral by 2050.

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DTH Photo Illustration. A vendor sells two alcoholic beverages to a customer during a UNC football game at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021. 

New state law modifies NC alcohol laws, ABC store policies

House Bill 890 allows online orders at ABC stores and the purchase of a second alcoholic beverage at college sporting events.  It also makes revisions to winery and distillery laws, allows ABC stores to sell refrigerated beverages and no longer requires the town of Cary to issue its own liquor licenses. The bill also establishes the North Carolina Spirituous Liquor Advisory Council. The council will be in charge of helping grow and develop the liquor industry in the state.

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New census data shows people of color driving growth in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill's population grew by almost 5,000 over the past decade, the result of a boom in racial and ethnic diversity. Since 2010, North Carolina has gained more than 900,000 residents, a 9.5 percent increase that puts the state's total population at 10.4 million.  A majority of the state's new residents are people of color, according to census data released Thursday.  These numbers will be the basis for how political representation is allotted statewide for the next 10 years.

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