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The Associated Press, Author at Washington Daily News

Business

State’s unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell sharply in March, state officials announced on Friday, as the number of people holding jobs grew by ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:55 pm

Coronavirus

Bill seeks to give more NC tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

RALEIGH (AP) — The state House on Thursday overwhelmingly backed legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses that took federal loans to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:10 pm

Education

Cooper OK’s bill offering K-12 students summer school option

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:44 pm

Coronavirus

J&J vaccine ‘paused’ after adverse reactions at Georgia site

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 9, 2021 7:38 pm

News

Sen. Thom Tillis says he has had surgery for prostate cancer

CHARLOTTE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and looks forward to returning to his Senate duties ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:23 pm

News

N.C. ferry service says it needs to hire more crew

The North Carolina ferry service that carries passengers to the Outer Banks is facing a shortage of deck hands, seamen and captains. The Virginian-Pilot reported ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, April 5, 2021 2:25 pm

Coronavirus

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 2, 2021 8:04 pm

Uncategorized

Summer school, reading improvement bills pass NC legislature

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly finalized on Thursday a pair of public education measures designed to get more intensive help to children ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:12 pm

Education

Retooling of NC student literacy efforts on fast track

RALEIGH (AP) — An overhaul of North Carolina’s efforts to improve reading proficiency for early-grade students in the public schools is advancing quickly through the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:13 pm

News

NC eviction moratorium extended to June 30

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday a three-month extension of the statewide eviction moratorium that had been set to expire at ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:55 pm

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