Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and three other senators are facing allegations of insider trading after selling off large amounts of stock following a confidential meeting on COVID-19. Common Cause has launched an investigation into their actions.
Following the resignation of Chapel Hill Town Council Member Rachel Schaevitz, the council is accepting applicants to fill the vacant seat while also looking at decreasing the number of seats on the council from nine to seven.
Despite a decreasing number of polling locations in North Carolina, voter turnout in Orange County and the state has been increasing. There are more absentee ballots being cast across the state.
To receive a mail-in ballot, a voter has to request the form available on the North Carolina State Board of Elections absentee voting website and return the form — either by mail or in person — to their home county’s board of elections by 5 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, there have been an increasing number of confirmed cases in the United States. Gov. Roy Cooper announces a task force in North Carolina to monitor the virus in an effort to keep North Carolinians safe.