Gov. Cooper issues ‘Stay at Home’ order for all of North Carolina

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, but Cooper urged people start “as soon as you possibly you can.”

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.
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  US leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.

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  OneBlood switches to appointment-only, needs donors to book as blood drives are canceled

  S.C. Gov. issues order to quarantine those coming from COVID-19 hot spots, state has 500-plus cases

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday calling for a mandatory quarantine for those coming into the state from areas in the country deemed “hot spots” for the novel coronavirus.
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  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

‘Uniquely sassy.’ 101-year-old Salisbury resident cheery after community gift

Belk confirms furloughs during wave of coronavirus store closings

763 people have tested positive for coronavirus in NC

Man charged in death of NoDa restaurant owner connected to other murders, police say

  55 new coronavrius cases reported in Mecklenburg County, pushing total to 259

Third coronavirus-related death reported in North Carolina

Charlotte COVID-19 Response Fund awards nearly $3 million to nonprofits

Wife of City of Raleigh worker who died of COVID-19 wants people to take virus seriously

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  A New York doctor’s story: ‘Too many people are dying alone’

While the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, it can lead to more severe illnesses, including pneumonia and death for some, like those who are older or have underlying health issues.

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I Racing raises the interest in NASCAR as the sports world is on pause

The sport of NASCAR has struggled with viewership and attendance the last few year. You may think the sports world going on pause due to COVID-19 would be a bad thing, but thanks to virtual racing, interest in NASCAR is on the rise.

Drew and Brittany Brees pledge $5 million to Louisiana

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are committing $5 million to Louisiana over the next year.

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  Mecklenburg County ‘stay at home’ order in effect through April 16

  Gaston County issues “stay at home” order to fight the spread of COVID-19

Gaston County leaders have issued a “stay at home” order as the county fights to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This is how much money you could get from the stimulus bill

The income levels are based on tax returns for 2019. For those who have not yet filed their taxes, it will be based on 2018 returns.

Former Panthers Steve Smith, Jonathan Stewart partner to raise money for Charlotte COVID-19 response

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  A rise in unemployment benefits in North Carolina

  Volunteers help sanitize downtown Morganton and elsewhere