North Carolina’s beer industry adds billions of dollars to the state’s economy, but with breweries shifting to take out only, the industry is hurting. In this edition of the Carolina Connection podcast, we’re looking at North Carolina’s “Beer Economy” and how it has been affected by the coronavirus.
Every day, first responders and healthcare workers put themselves at risk to help COVID-19 patients across the nation. On this edition of the Carolina Connection Podcast, reporter Josh Conner spoke with an Emergency Room nurse in Hendersonville about how the virus is affecting her professional and personal life.
It’s been 10 years since a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. After the quake, many survivors took advantage of a program that allowed them to come to the United States to find work and rebuild their lives. More than 1,500 of those Haitian refugees settled in the eastern North Carolina town of Mount Olive, but now, the Trump administration may force them to leave.
The Daily Tar Heel has filed a legal complaint against UNC’s Board of Governors. The paper is claiming the board violated the N.C. Open Meetings Law when it approved a settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In the settlement, UNC agreed to give the Silent Sam Confederate Monument to the group along with $2.5 million in a trust for the statue’s preservation. In a separate agreement, the Board paid the group $74,999 in exchange for them agreeing to limit campus protests.