Kari Travis - Carolina Journal News Service

Kari Travis - Carolina Journal News Service

Editor’s note: Some names in this story have been changed to protect identities. 

Jane, a Raleigh-based cosmetologist, wanted to keep working when her salon closed March 25. She didn’t know providing in-home manicures was illegal.  

RALEIGH — Thousands of students at North Carolina’s public universities are about to get some of their money back as the state continues its fight against COVID-19. 

RALEIGH — College entrance exams are canceled or postponed nationwide due to the coronavirus outbreak. But North Carolina students who can’t retake tests to post a better SAT or ACT score on their fall college applications may still be accepted to a University of North Carolina System school — thanks to a temporary change in admissions requirements. 

RALEIGH — As a handful of North Carolina counties order residents to stay home, and State Treasurer Dale Folwell tests positive for coronavirus, Gov. Roy Cooper says he’s prepared for anything. But he’s not issuing a statewide order to shelter in place. Yet.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Cary’s Carolina Ale House — garishly decorated with Irish food and drink ads — wasn’t teeming with its usual swarm of thirsty, hungry customers. Instead, at 7:30 p.m., the rough hewn doors creaked open to an empty dining room. Empty bar. Empty waiting area. The TVs were black. The music silenced.

RALEIGH — As coronavirus spreads and Gov. Roy Cooper orders private clubs and restaurants to close dining rooms to slow contagion, questions linger about whether North Carolina’s ban on mass gatherings should legally apply to churches.

RALEIGH — School is canceled in North Carolina. Now, the state must decide how to handle nutrition, child care, and distance learning. 

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly has no plans to hold a special session to address coronavirus, but while Gov. Roy Cooper and state health leaders issue new recommendations for residents, lawmakers remain watchful, House and Senate leaders say. 

RALEIGH — The fight against coronavirus will be a long haul, Gov. Roy Cooper and health officials said after declaring a state of emergency Tuesday, March 10.

RALEIGH — In North Carolina, the golden ticket for resident college hopefuls is $1,000 yearly tuition at a handful of public universities. But while the offer looks shiny, the final receipt may stun new students. 

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