Sara Knotts, elections director for North Carolina's Brunswick County, helped her mother complete her mail-in ballot. But then Anne Ashcraft died three weeks before Election Day, making her vote ineligible under state law.
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State Treasurer Dale Folwell has unsuccessfully sought to lower the payments the state employees' health plan pays hospitals. But critics say he has refused to embrace other measures, such as convincing legislators to expand Medicaid.
Whether you receive an "I Voted" sticker with your ballot depends entirely on where you live. Some election officials are cautioning against dispensing stickers in person out of fears of spreading the coronavirus.
The CDC found that in Mecklenburg County, just 77% of patients could be reached after testing positive for Covid-19. Contact information for those peoples’ recent contacts was provided only 52% of the time.
The town of Cary, N.C., is launching a new flood-monitoring system that uses analytic modeling to predict near-term flooding. The data is shared with neighboring communities, warning officials that downstream flooding could be heading their way.
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Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.