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North Carolina's pandemic tech boom ranks top 5 nationally

The number of tech workers in North Carolina grew by nearly 5% during the pandemic. That's the fifth-highest growth rate in the U.S., according to a recent analysis by the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). The top 5 states:. Tennessee +7.6%. Idaho +7.3%. Washington +6.6%. Utah +5.3%. North Carolina...
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Gov Pritzker Blasts Texas Gov For Bringing Up Chicago

(Undated) — Governor Pritzker is blasting Texas Governor Greg Abbott for bringing up Chicago when discussing the deadly mass shooting at a Texas elementary school. Abbott said there are more people that are shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas, adding that Chicago teaches us that tougher gun laws won’t prevent violence. Pritzker fired back on social media, accusing Abbott of lying about Chicago and what actually perpetuates gun violence. Pritzker said the majority of guns used in Chicago shootings come from states with lax gun laws.
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A Soggy Spring

We lacked the snow this past winter, with our area picking up only 30.3" of total snowfall for the season! While we really rely on that snow melt for the soil moisture in the spring, we've made up for the winter's lack of snow with our early spring rain! March, April, & so far May have all been well above-normal for rainfall! That means we can let the gardens be for a few days this week!
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Vanessa Hudgens to host the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards

Vanessa Hudgens is set to host the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 5. Hudgens had previously hosted the ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time’ special in 2020. “I’m back,” Hudgens said in a video uploaded to the official MTV Movie & TV Awards Twitter account, along with the caption: “The queen is BACK! Introducing your 2022 #MTVAwards host, @VanessaHudgens. Tune in to the biggest night to be a fan, June 5 at 8p on @MTV!”
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Warming Up For The Holiday Weekend

After back-to-back days in the 50s this week, we'll make up for that cool-down throughout our Memorial Day Weekend. Highs return to the 70s Friday & Saturday, then it's back into the low/mid 80s Sunday & Memorial Day. The weekend warmth will allow for a few pop-up t-storms to rumble through the area during parts of the weekend, however there will be plenty of dry time between these chances. That means right now our storm chances do not look to put a major damper on any outdoor plans this Memorial Day Weekend.
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Emergency response worker hit on South Carolina interstate

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A State Highway Emergency Program (SHEP) worker is recovering after being hit by a car on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County Wednesday morning. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the worker was standing outside of his work vehicle around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when he...
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Early Rain & Fog, Temps Struggle Today

The heaviest rain is behind us, but a few showers will clip the area early on Thursday. Fog will be pretty common early this morning as well, with the clouds sticking around for most of the day. This will keep us cool again, with highs well below-average, in the middle to upper 50s. 71° is the average high for this time of the year! We look to reach that mark once again starting Friday!
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