The data shows North Carolina's birth rate fell by 3.1%, which is still above the national average that declined by 3.8%. One reason for the lack new population growth could be due to the timing of the pandemic coming early in 2020. A little over 100,000 live births were record in the state last year, down from 118,000 in 2019.
“Our fourth-quarter financial results close out the most challenging year in our company’s history," chairman and CEO Doug Parker said. “However, we couldn’t be prouder of the American Airlines team and the great things they accomplished last year. Through collaboration, resourcefulness and hard work, our team did its part to keep the economy moving. The American team flew more customers than any other airline in 2020, and they did so safely and with the utmost care.
A record year for violent crimes especially homicides, up by 16 percent from last year. An astounding 122 homicides were reported by CMPD last year, matching the same total from 1993 despite a seven week Stay-at-Home order in place earlier in the year.
Nine days into this year, the U.S. learned a mysterious virus related to SARS in Wuhan, China. And little did anyone know, the unknown virus later defined as "COVID-19," will forever be tied to the year of 2020. As we move into 2021, here's a look back at the stories that dominated the headlines this year.
One person died in a University area shooting on Tuesday. It was the 123rd homicide in Charlotte with days left in 2020. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says this figure breaks the record set in 1993, which after further analysis, was officially reduced by seven from 129 to 122.