Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cooper Extends Coronavirus Measures Into September, Pledging Not to Repeat Other States’ Mistakes

NC Gov. Roy Cooper puts off coronavirus reopening another five weeks, but says state might be able to host scaled back Republican National Convention.

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Experts Say Schools Need Billions to Reopen, But Federal Lawmakers At Odds on Coronavirus Relief.

Education experts at Duke University urge patience, realism and billions in funding to help NC and US schools reopen in the coming weeks.

Not wanting to fail her pharmacy technician training while without housing, student Stephanie Mount parked outside a McDonald's in Indian Trail to use the WiFi. Image via Grant Baldwin.
Exclusive: DeVos’ COVID-19 Formula Shorted NC’s Public College Students

A Cardinal & Pine investigation found for-profit beauty schools got double to triple what NC’s public higher ed schools received in pandemic relief aid.

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2015 photo, Rev. William Barber speaks at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C. in this 2015 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Your Time Has Finally Come.’ After George Floyd, Rev. Barber Says Time For Change Is Now

After George Floyd's killing, Rev Barber led a three-hour virtual march Saturday calling for reforms to the economy, criminal justice, and voting.

House minority leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, wears a mask at the legislature in this April 28 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
N.C. House Dems Say It’s Too Risky To Meet In Person

Several legislative members are asking to allow remote sessions, to avoid spreading COVID-19 at the state legislature.

A protester kneels in the street before continuing with those marching through uptown Saturday in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Gov. Roy Cooper: ‘Black Lives Do Matter.’

After a night of mayhem in Charlotte, Raleigh and other NC cities, Cooper pledges to push for justice in George Floyd’s name while condemning violence at protests.

Gov. Roy Cooper, at the podium, and NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. (Photo by Dept. of Public Safety)
Cooper Says NC Is Going To Phase 2 On Friday. Here’s What That Means.

Restaurants will reopen at reduced capacity in North Carolina, but bars, gyms, and movie theaters to remain closed in Phase 2 of coronavirus restrictions.