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November 2, 2020

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THE NORTH STATE JOURNAL: SAS teams with Microsoft to help NC State tackle food recalls
As the global population skyrockets, there is an urgent need to discover new ways to produce healthy, safe and sustainable food. To help address this growing food security problem, SAS announced a new partnership with Microsoft to support critical agricultural research from the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (NC PSI) at North Carolina State University. The initiative will combine analytic and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies from both companies. 


WSOCTV: Thousands of CMS elementary school students return for in-person learning
Monday is a big day for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools elementary school students as thousands of them head back to in-person learning for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.


USA TODAY: North Carolina Board of Elections: 97% of ballots to be tallied and reported on election night
The North Carolina State Board of Elections says it expects that it will have processed 97% or more of all ballots cast in the general election on Nov. 3 and that the unofficial results will be reported by the end of election night.

WCNC: Voting on Election Day? Here’s what to expect
Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day. While a record number of voters in North Carolina have already cast a ballot either absentee or in-person, there are still expected to be a lot of people who show up at the polls on Election Day to cast their vote.  Here’s what to expect if you’re heading to the polls.


WECT: U.S. Health and Human Services sends 3.15 million antigen tests to N.C.
North Carolina will receive 3.15 million Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for distribution by the state.


WBTV: Gov. Roy Cooper signs executive order preventing N.C. evictions for those unable to pay rent
Governor Roy Cooper has signed a new executive order to prevent evictions in North Carolina for people who can’t afford their rent.

THE WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Initial unemployment benefit claims remain on downward track in N.C.
Initial state and federal unemployment benefit claims continue to decline in North Carolina, the state Division of Employment Security reported Friday.


THE CENTER SQUARE: $700M Build NC Bond sale among millions in ongoing infrastructure financing in North Carolina
Millions of dollars in financing for infrastructure repairs and construction are on the way in North Carolina.