Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — Jeff Brooks was watching the governor in a news conference. Brooks, who owns a gym in Onslow County, immediately realized he was in trouble. 

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce at 5 p.m. Wednesday the state can enter Phase Two of COVID-19 reopening Friday, May 22. That includes allowing restaurants to open at limited capacity. 

RALEIGH — A handful of House Republicans have introduced a series of bills to limit the governor’s powers in a state of emergency, a move that’s likely to further divide politics in Raleigh, political scientists say.

RALEIGH — During a May 18 news conference, Gov. Roy Cooper did not provide definitive answers about whether North Carolina would enter Phase Two of his reopening plan this weekend.

RALEIGH — A growing number of N.C. sheriffs won’t enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s restrictions against indoor worship services as outlined in his latest executive order.

RALEIGH — Challenges persist in getting students meals and reliable internet access while schools remain closed. The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education Working group has returned to tackle these problems and look forward to reopening schools safely in the fall. 

RALEIGH — A collection of churches filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 14, challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order banning mass gatherings, a move that has severely limited indoor worship services.

RALEIGH — Several Republican lawmakers are challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order and how it treats religious services.

RALEIGH — The coronavirus pandemic has kept North Carolina’s gyms and fitness centers closed, even as the state enters Phase One of reopening the economy. Meanwhile, gyms in neighboring states can open with safety precautions.

RALEIGH — A small group of N.C. voters are suing the state and the N.C. State Board of Elections over absentee voting regulations, but demands in the lawsuit may lead to election fraud, or the appearance thereof, legal and political analysts say.

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