NC Legislative Newsletter
The week of February 27 – March 3, lawmakers continued to debate significant legislative priorities and leadership reached an agreement on Medicaid expansion.
In the upcoming week on Monday, March 6, Governor Roy Cooper will give his fourth State of the State address at 7:01 pm. The State of the State will be livestreamed online at pbsnc.org.
Governor Roy Cooper / North Carolina General Assembly
- Charlotte airport terminal expansion to continue this summer with changes to — and closure of — security checkpoints (WFAE)
- Jerry Richardson, founder of the NFL Carolina Panthers, dies at 86 (Charlotte Business Journal)
- Terry Holland, the man who helped to rekindle and then sustain a winning football program at East Carolina with a fearless big schedule approach, died on Sunday night at the age of 80 (Reflector)
- After 28 years as a law enforcement officer in Burlington, including as chief of police since October 2021, Brian P. Long plans to retire July 1 (The Times News)
- CDC map shows NC down to just 1 county with high COVID-19 levels (WNCN)
- An estimated 15.7 million people traveled along the Blue Ridge Parkway last year, once again making the scenic highway one of the nation’s most-visited national parks (Statesville Record & Landmark)
- Ruby, the 78-foot-tall red spruce that served as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree last year, has come back to the mountains of western North Carolina from whence it came (The McDowell News)
- It’s March, which officially marks the start of North Carolina’s wildfire season (WUNC)