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RALEIGH — Two years after Gov. Roy Cooper's administration shut down an Alamance County racetrack during the height of the COVID-19 scare, the track's owners continue a legal fight against the state.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals will decide in the weeks or months ahead whether students from N.C. State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can sue their schools for refunds of student fees.

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021 13:00

School closures still on the table this winter

RALEIGH — Outgoing N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen told lawmakers recently that schools could still close in the event of a COVID infection surge this winter. Cohen delivered this news as teachers and students scramble to wrap this semester and kids try to catch up from the year of remote and missed school.

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RALEIGH — The government-imposed lockdowns of last year wrecked the global economy, and the fitness industry was among the businesses hurt most by the closures.

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Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:13

OPINION: Closing down schools was a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina children, families, and the education system itself.

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RALEIGH — A new report is shedding light on the academic, social, and mental-health damage caused by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, 19 April 2021 12:47

OPINION: Too many workers are sidelined

RALEIGH — The latest federal job report is out — and it shows North Carolina’s employment recovery stalling out a bit during the first quarter of 2021.

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RALEIGH — A House Judiciary committee is scheduled Tuesday, April 13, to take up a bill that would fully reopen bars and restaurants, as long as they follow specific safety guidelines.

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RALEIGH — A Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit challenging the state Emergency Management Act is heading to a three-judge panel. The panel will decide whether the act is unconstitutional because of the power it grants to Gov. Roy Cooper.

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RALEIGH — A Superior Court judge asked repeatedly Thursday, Feb. 18, for evidence that would justify state government orders that keep private bars closed across North Carolina.

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