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5 Most Dangerous Areas in Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina's capital and the headquarters of Wake County, is a city in the United States. Raleigh is nicknamed as the "City of Oaks" because of the numerous oak trees that border the streets in the downtown area. The land area of the city is 147.6 square miles. As of July 1, 2019, the US Census Bureau projected the city's population to be 474,069 people. It is one of the country's fastest-growing cities. Raleigh is named after Walter Raleigh, the founder of the lost Roanoke Colony in what is now Dare County.
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First bit of Durham affordable housing bond money used to replace complex near downtown

Durham, N.C. — Two years after Durham voters overwhelmingly approved a $95 million affordable housing bond, some of the money is finally being spent. The Liberty Street Apartments public housing complex east of downtown is the first redevelopment project using bond money, Durham Housing Authority Chief Executive Anthony Scott said. The complex will be torn down and replaced with mixed-income housing in five phases in the coming years.
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Johnston County, NCjocoreport.com

Mask Mandate Question Settled In 4-3 Vote By School Board

A divided Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-to-3 to allow for parental choice when it comes to their children wearing masks when they return to school in August. Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said Johnston County currently has 9.1 percent of individuals testing positive for COVID-19, the highest percentage since February 2021. The peak was in January 2021 at 17.1 percent.
Raleigh, NCWNCT

Governor Cooper attends Nash County McDonald’s where COVID-19 vaccines given out

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper on Thursday visited the vaccine clinic held outside of a McDonald’s in Nashville to see more people receive their COVID-19 shot. North Carolinians getting vaccinated received a coupon for a free McDonald’s sandwich at this site, which was set up as a collaboration between the Nashville McDonald’s and Nash County Public Health Department.
Benson, NCWWAY NewsChannel 3

NCDOT plans to widen another stretch of I-95

DUNN, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen another section of Interstate 95 after receiving a $236.5 million contract in July. Contractors will upgrade the interstate from north of Exit 71 in Harnett County to the interstate’s junction with I-40 at Exit 81 in Benson. They’re...
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Yes, your employer can require you to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper called on businesses Thursday to get involved in the coronavirus vaccination efforts. Cooper said he wants businesses to verify vaccinations. But some businesses have taken it a step further and required employees to get the vaccine. Aside from a couple of exceptions, federal and...
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Chapel Hill Transit cutting stops due to driver shortage; 30+ new bus drivers needed

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Chapel Hill Transit says it’s cutting out stops on some of its bus routes because the town needs to hire more than 30 new drivers. This comes after the town went through a hiring freeze during the height of the pandemic and more than a dozen drivers retired. Because of the shortage, the town says it will not run some of its trips on the weekday J route, the weekday NS route, the NU route, and the S route. This will begin Sunday.
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North Carolina to require vaccine verification for state employees, urges other government agencies and private employers to do the same

RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that state government would begin verifying vaccination status of its workers. Employees not vaccinated are required to wear a mask and be tested at least once a week. Today’s announcement comes as North Carolina’s latest upswing in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is driven by unvaccinated North Carolinians.