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December 14, 2020

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CALDWELL JOURNAL: Three To Join The N.C. Agricultural Hall Of Fame
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the addition of three new members to the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame – John Holman Cyrus of Raleigh, Fred N. Colvard of Jefferson and Marshall W. Grant of Garysburg.

Economic Development

WFMY NEWS: Pet company Farmina expected to bring 129 jobs to Reidsville
Pet nutrition company Farmina Pet Food USA started in 1965 in Italy. The leading Italian company will invest $28.5 million to Reidsville.

THE SALISBURY POST: Rowan receives over $500,000 in infrastructure grants to spur economic development
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has approved 30 grants to local governments, including two grants totaling $520,000 that will benefit Rowan County.

EIN PRESSWIRE: NC Commerce Secretary Departing Next Year
Governor Roy Cooper announced a transition at the Department of Commerce as Secretary Anthony Copeland will step down at the end of January.


WRAL NEWS: Former McCrory chief of staff named NC Community College System president
The State Board of Community Colleges named a new system president Monday, going with Thomas Stith, who heads up the Small Business Administration’s North Carolina division and was former Gov. Pat McCrory’s chief of staff.

ABC 11: Wake Schools call special board meeting on Monday to discuss potential return to virtual learning
The Wake County Public School board has called for a special work session on Monday to consider a future of fully returning to remote-learning as COVID-19 numbers spike across the state.


WRAL NEWS: First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in NC, health workers could be vaccinated today
The first of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccines arrived in North Carolina on Monday, and Triangle healthcare workers at some local hospitals could be vaccinated within hours.

WBTV: N.C. health officials say two coronavirus vaccine doses needed for protection
North Carolina health officials provided a deeper look at distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, saying that two doses of the vaccine will be needed for protection.


WSOCTV: Tribe won’t implement North Carolina governor’s new order on virus limits
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in North Carolina won’t implement Gov. Roy Cooper’s new executive order on virus restrictions.

CBS 17: NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley concedes to Justice Paul Newby
North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has conceded to Republican Paul Newby in their extremely close election after two rounds of recounts saw little change in the vote margin between them.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: To slow COVID’s spread, NC Chief Justice halts most court activity for 30 days
N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley stopped all but essential business in all state courts Friday, citing the recent spike in coronavirus cases.