“The power of the purse is one of Congress’ greatest duties, and we will continue to work on the appropriations bills that remain,” said U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the chairperson of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Early voting is upon us. Starting Oct. 17, students can start lining up at the polls. Here's a quick guide to where, when and how to submit your ballot.
With many areas of Chapel Hill prone to flooding, Ran Northam, community safety communication specialist, gave some traveling tips.
Town, state and national officials weigh in and offer guidance for the upcoming Hurricane Florence. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency and requested federal resources ahead of the Category 4 storm, including generators, food, water, shelter supplies and multiple means of evacuation and medical assistance. The Town of Chapel Hill said they are preparing vehicles and keeping an eye on areas that are prone to flooding. Orange County also has a list of available resources during severe weather.
A North Carolina district court collected voter records to investigate voter fraud. In an effort to fight voter fraud, some voters' confidential information would be disclosed.
“North Carolina’s recent revision of state standards actually didn’t make a lot of individual standards clearer than they were when we originally adopted. But I don’t think that they actually improved the rigor of standards, and that’s really what we should be concerned about — that the rigor remains mediocre at best.”
“Last night we had 12 percent less business,” said Chris Carini, the owner of Linda’s Bar and Grill. “On the previous demonstration, the 25th, compared to the 18th (of August), we had 26 percent less. Just to give some perspective, that’s terrible. No business should be losing that much of a percentage.”
Bird's short-lived pop-up tour may spread its wings again in the near future.
With the new REAL ID set to begin in October of 2020, North Carolina DMVs are seeing even longer waits than normal, and a voter ID amendment appearing on the ballot in November could make this problem even worse.
“We’ve been doing product collection all week at businesses across the community,” said Allison De Marco, organizer of the event. "We've been collecting cash donations but also product donations."