Basnight, a Democrat, served in the Senate for 26 years from 1984 to 2011. His nine two-year terms as Senate president pro tempore from 1993-2010 made him the longest-serving head of a legislative body in North Carolina history. Some of Basnight's accomplishments included the restaurant smoking ban, public education reforms and instituting the state's lottery system.
Dena Diorio wants you to stay home for Christmas, but has different plans for herself this holiday season. The Mecklenburg County Manager in North Carolina said she would be traveling across the state to see loved ones, despite asking other residents celebrate with those in their own household.
The order comes with some limitations, but gives businesses who hold ABC liquor licenses the ability to sell cocktails to customers to-go. The list of those establishments includes bars, restaurants, clubs, private bars, breweries and distilleries.
One of the country's top GM suppliers and Concord-based, Hendrick Motorsports, will supply the “exo-skeleton” frame and a retractable rollover protection system that allows the nine-passenger vehicle to fit inside of a CH-47 Chinook or be slung from a UH-60 Blackhawk for rapid deployment.
Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor confirmed officer Frank Lee Whittington Jr. had undergone surgery and was recovering. She said the 13-year veteran of the force was expected to survive his injuries. The unidentified suspect involved was also shot and is being treated for their injuries.
North Carolina reported another record-breaking day of new COVID19 cases with 8,444 on Friday. This new total doubles a record reported a month ago. "I'm very worried for our state," NCDHHS secretary Mandy Cohen said in a press conference. "We must act now to protect each other."
"This joint resolution takes effect upon approval of the Governor and expires when the Treasurer acknowledges the inappropriateness of the comments he made on Facebook in June 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protest regarding being a second-class citizen," Hart wrote.
The Christmas musical event at First Baptist Church took place over the December 5 weekend with a packed congregation of maskless attendees and choir members, who were singing shoulder to shoulder, witnesses told the Asheville Citizen Times.
Michael Regan, 44, would be the first African-American to take the post. He was instrumental in leading the state's multi-billion-dollar cleanup of coal ash and worked with members of the GOP legislature in Raleigh to improve environmental standards in North Carolina.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to identify whoever is responsible for illegally flying a drone near Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Between Oct. 30 and Dec. 8, there have been five reports by commercial airline pilots who have spotted a drone flying in their flight path at least 4,000 feet in the air near the Ft. Mill area.