NC Politics in the News - October 2020 #2

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Agriculture

WNCT: COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs
Our state’s farmers market operators and local food hubs are now able to apply for help through the covid-19 emergency aid program.


Economic Development

WRAL TECH WIRE: Verizon launches 5G with ‘game-changing’ speeds in parts of Raleigh
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in parts of Raleigh.

CAROLINA COAST ONLINE: Economic Development Foundation receives $5K NC IDEA grant
The Carteret County Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors announced Wednesday the foundation has been awarded a $5,000 ENGAGE grant from NC IDEA, an organization founded to support entrepreneurship across North Carolina.

BUSINESS FACILITIES: UPS To Invest More Than $316M In North Carolina
UPS will undertake a significant expansion to its North Carolina presence with the addition of 592 jobs in Guilford and Alamance counties, otherwise known as the Carolina Core. The the multinational package delivery and supply-chain management company plans to invest a total of $316.4 million at two sites over the coming four years.


Education

THE WASHINGTON POST: President of St. Augustine’s University in North Carolina dies of covid-19 complication
The president of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., died Thursday of complications from the coronavirus, the school announced.

FOX 8: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education clarifies standards for reopening, announces COVID-19 Special Committee meeting
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has clarified the guidelines that will be used for reopening plans, according to a news release from the school system.

WFDD: New NC Poll Shows Support For Slow Reopening Of Schools And Businesses
A new poll shows that most North Carolina residents believe schools should stick with online classes for the immediate future.


Healthcare

THE GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD: N.C. vaccine distribution plan puts emphasis on health care, essential workers
The Cooper administration is turning to the phases strategy again for a key COVID-19 initiative — this time for vaccine distribution.


Government

WECT: Cooper, Forest clash on coronavirus, economy and schools in N.C. governor debate
The 2020 North Carolina governor’s race is hotly-contested and features two candidates already in office - Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.

WRAL NEWS: More than 820,000 in-person votes already cast in NC
Since early voting began on Thursday, more than 828,000 in-person ballots have been cast at early voting sites, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.


Transportation

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: NCDOT delays hundreds of highway projects, but one in the Triangle will start sooner
Dozens of road and highway construction projects in the Triangle have been delayed as the N.C. Department of Transportation adjusts to rising costs and a drop in revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn in the economy.

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