North Carolina State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/HQG1ILQWWL/feeder North Carolina State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:00:55 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Sen. Thom Tillis introduces bill that would make attacks on police officers a federal crime https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-sen-tillis-introduces-bill-that-would-make-attacks-on-police-officers-a-federal-crime/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:f4704981-071a-bf5f-13dc-5aa3a2b95948 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:19:12 +0000 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) &#8211; Several U.S. senators have introduced the Protect and Serve Act, legislation that would create federal penalties for those who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence. The Protect and Serve Act was introduced Thursday by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.&#160; The&#160;new legislation&#160;would support law enforcement officers [&#8230;] <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) &#8211; Several U.S. senators have introduced the Protect and Serve Act, legislation that would create federal penalties for those who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.</p> <p>The Protect and Serve Act was introduced Thursday by Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;new legislation&nbsp;would support law enforcement officers by:</p> <ul><li>Making it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. Offenders are subject to imprisonment for up to 10 years.</li><li>An offender could receive a life sentence if a death results from the offense or the offense includes kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, or attempted murder.</li></ul> <p>“Law enforcement officers in North Carolina and across the country put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe, and the dramatic rise in senseless acts of violence against LEOs causing injury or&nbsp;loss of life is simply&nbsp;unacceptable,”&nbsp;said Tillis.&nbsp;“I am committed to supporting the men and women who swear an oath to protect us, and that is why I am proud to introduce this legislation that would create federal penalties for criminals who target law enforcement officers. Particularly after the recent attacks on North Carolina Sheriff Deputy Ryan Hendrix and officers in Los Angeles, it is time to pass this legislation and send a clear message that acts of violence like this are unacceptable and that there will be no escape from justice for these criminals.&#8221;</p> <p>In 2020, there have been 37 law enforcement officers killed in the U.S. This is an increase of more than 20 percent since this time last year. Of those, eight were ambushed in premeditated attacks, two were victims of an unprovoked attack, and the other 27 officers were killed in the line of duty. </p> <p>Tillis said the Protect and Serve Act&nbsp;would address this problem by giving federal prosecutors the tools they need to hold those accountable who target law enforcement for assault and attacks.</p> <p>U.S. senators who are participating in this legislation include: </p> <ul><li><strong>U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC)</strong></li><li>John Kennedy (R-LA)</li><li><strong>Lindsey Graham (R-SC)</strong></li><li>Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)</li><li> Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)</li><li>&nbsp;Mike Rounds (R-SD)</li><li> Rick Scott (R-FL)</li><li>Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)</li><li>Tom Cotton (R-AR)</li><li> Mike Braun (R-IN)</li><li>Rob Portman (R-OH)</li><li>David Perdue (R-GA)</li><li><strong> Richard Burr (R-NC)</strong></li><li> Roger Wicker (R-MS)</li><li>James Inhofe (R-OK)</li><li>and John Boozman (R-AR)</li></ul> <p>This law would apply to federal law enforcement officers and would also apply to state and local officers in circumstances where the federal government can establish jurisdiction over the case. </p> <p>Companion legislation was introduced in 2019 by Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) and Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) in the House of Representatives.</p> <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>More headlines from CBS17.com:</strong></p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-sen-tillis-introduces-bill-that-would-make-attacks-on-police-officers-a-federal-crime/">Sen. 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With $35M in nursing-home fines sitting idle, NC ranks 3rd in US for unused funds https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article245832830.html North Carolina urn:uuid:42e694ff-e761-2e36-5ab9-1d2d9339cfdc Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:27:58 +0000 When nursing homes are fined, the money is set aside and is supposed to be used to improve living conditions. Teachers group to fight reopening NC elementary schools. NCAE says move unsafe. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article245830515.html North Carolina urn:uuid:fdb4a2c3-33fe-386f-8439-6b615f253345 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:24:44 +0000 Teachers are being urged to lobby school boards to not return to to full-time, in-person classes. North Carolina’s unemployment rate drops to 6.5% https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/north-carolinas-unemployment-rate-drops-to-6-5/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:39d2282a-88fb-b538-6959-3f4e6dc80d5f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:27:24 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; New data released Friday from the North Carolina Department of Commerce shows the state&#8217;s unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent in August. August&#8217;s numbers are the lowest since March (4.3 percent). August 2019&#8217;s unemployment rate in North Carolina was 3.8 percent and slowly decreased to 3.6 percent in February. It then [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. 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Cunningham said that’s not true. Two storms — Sally and Teddy — bring ‘prolonged flooding’ to the North Carolina coast https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article245829865.html North Carolina urn:uuid:1dc981cc-1904-895a-ebe6-be1c65c6c47a Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:29:39 +0000 Flooding is expected to continue as Hurricane Teddy lurks in the Atlantic. NC sheriff issues statement after swastika found mowed in resident’s yard https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-sheriff-issues-statement-after-swastika-found-mowed-in-residents-yard/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:3994c662-9911-8649-734b-25f9d2bc492e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:38:01 +0000 “We are doing everything possible to determine who did the damage, and why. This kind of behavior is NOT acceptable in our county or our country," wrote Sheriff Hans Miller. <p>RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) &#8211; Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller has issued a statement regarding a swastika found carved in the yard at a Richlands home. </p> <p>On Wednesday around 4:15 p.m., the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Gum Branch Road in Richlands for a report of property damage. </p> <p>Upon arrival, it was noted that someone carved out a large swastika sign in the grass, apparently with a lawnmower.</p> <p>Miller has personally reached out to the owner and his neighbors to ensure them that an investigation is being conducted.</p> <p>“We are taking this incident very seriously. When we learned of the incident, we sent a deputy out to take a report and dispatched detectives shortly thereafter,&#8221; Miller said. “We are doing everything possible to determine who did the damage, and why. This kind of behavior is NOT acceptable in our county or our country. 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As Sally’s remnants bring rain to NC, a reminder: Never drive in standing water https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/as-sallys-remnants-bring-rain-to-nc-a-reminder-never-drive-in-standing-water/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:8287491b-4c3d-7913-1f3f-9a73ebde5f4c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:20:30 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; As Sally brings rain to North Carolina, rescue crews want to remind drivers to never go through standing water. Chief of the Garner based Reds Team, David Pease, has been saving lives for more than 30 years. &#8220;Nothing is so important that you need to drive across that road. Nothing,&#8221; said [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; As Sally brings rain to North Carolina, rescue crews want to remind drivers to never go through standing water.</p> <p>Chief of the Garner based Reds Team, David Pease, has been saving lives for more than 30 years.</p> <p>&#8220;Nothing is so important that you need to drive across that road. Nothing,&#8221; said Pease. &#8220;The road may not even be there. You don&#8217;t know that because you can&#8217;t see it.&#8221;</p> <p>The Reds Team are experts in technical rescue in swift water and confined spaces, as well as searching and diving. Their HRD dog was recently used to find two children swept away by floodwater in Smithfield.</p> <p>According to the CBS 17 Storm Team it only takes about 12 inches of water for a car to float, and begin to get swept away.</p> <p>&#8220;Once you get water up to your rocker panel, just under the bottom of the car, it&#8217;s going to float and it&#8217;s going to go where that water takes it,&#8221; said Pease.</p> <p>At that point, the car door won&#8217;t open, and in newer vehicles breaking a window will be difficult because of safety glass, according to Pease. 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Even amid pandemic, more students enrolled at UNC System campuses than ever before https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article245784385.html North Carolina urn:uuid:12151a1a-6934-2475-e1b6-541ee23b3da9 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:29:15 +0000 Only four of the UNC System’s 17 campuses saw a decline in students this fall. Some had feared students might delay or reconsider college because of COVID-19. Even in a pandemic, more students enrolled at UNC System campuses than ever before https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article245784385.html North Carolina urn:uuid:ca157a08-74b9-6508-6448-a3a2866a5c91 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:29:15 +0000 Only four of the UNC System’s 17 campuses saw a decline in students this fall. Some had feared students might delay or reconsider college because of COVID-19. Transparency or privacy? State election officials walk a fine line with voter data https://www.cbs17.com/news/your-local-election-hq/transparency-or-privacy-state-election-officials-walk-a-fine-line-with-voter-data/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:29ecd72d-2c98-4afc-7c7b-6b03cc75d9a9 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:13:38 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Transparency or privacy? North Carolina election officials find themselves walking a fine line between being forthcoming with public information while also guarding the most sensitive details about the state’s roughly 7 million registered voters. A recent study by tech firm comparitech.com ranked North Carolina last in the nation in protecting the [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Transparency or privacy?</p> <p>North Carolina election officials find themselves walking a fine line between being forthcoming with public information while also guarding the most sensitive details about the state’s roughly 7 million registered voters.</p> <p>A recent study by tech firm comparitech.com <a href="https://www.comparitech.com/blog/personal-voter-data-study/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">ranked North Carolina last in the nation</a> in protecting the privacy of voter data.</p> <p>The group evaluated the voter registration databases of all 50 states, the security systems put in place to protect them and who has access to that data.</p> <p>And with <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/your-local-election-hq/nearly-4500-mail-in-ballots-cast-in-nc-during-past-week/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">mail-in voting already underway</a> in the state and less than 50 days until Election Day, keeping that sensitive information safe is critical, said Paul Bischoff, the author of the study.</p> <p>“There’s been a few cases in states where Russian hackers have gotten into these databases and stolen the data, and in a lot of states they don’t even have to do that — the data is freely available, like in North Carolina,” Bischoff told CBS 17 News on Thursday.</p> <p>North Carolina has some of the most accessible registration data in the country, with a voter’s name, address, age by birth year and political party <a href="https://www.ncsbe.gov/results-data/voter-registration-data" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">available on the state Board of Elections website</a>.</p> <p>Under state law, certain information about each voter <a href="https://law.justia.com/codes/north-carolina/2018/chapter-163a/article-17/section-163a-871/#:~:text=%C2%A7%20163A%2D871%20%2D%20Official%20record%20of%20voter%20registration.&amp;text=%2D%20The%20State%20voter%20registration%20system,all%20elections%20in%20the%20State." target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">is considered public record</a>, state elections board spokesman Patrick Gannon said. Other details — date of birth and Social Security and driver’s license numbers, for example — are confidential and will never be intentionally disclosed, he said.</p> <p>The publicly available data <a href="https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/access-to-and-use-of-voter-registration-lists.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">is used by a wide range of groups</a>, from businesses to political parties and researchers.&nbsp;</p> <p>“We have and will continue to examine and consider ways to protect voters’ confidentiality while balancing that with the transparency that is useful to so many people and professions,” Gannon said.</p> <p>Bischoff says one solution is to allow any voter to request his name and address not be published online.</p> <p>“I think that’s a pretty simple thing to do,” he said.</p> <p>State law currently allows that to happen if the person has a protective order and a statement that explains why the physical safety of the voter or member of the voter’s family would be at risk if that information were to be made public.</p> <p>While those details would remain a public record, it would be kept confidential as long as the protective order remains in effect or as long as the person is a member of the state’s Address Confidentiality Program.</p> <p>Virginia scored the highest in the rankings, with 37.5 points. That state limits access to its registration rolls to certain groups — political parties, committees, candidates and researchers — and charging more than $5,000 for it. Members of the public can obtain it too, but first they must prove they will use it to promote voter registration and participation.</p> <p>North Carolina is one of 31 states that allow the general public to access voter data, and one of 11 states that doesn’t specify in their election code how they should be used or implement penalties for solicitation.</p> <p>The study did give the state credit for keeping those confidential records and for maintaining and updating its voter registration system regularly despite not replacing it during the past decade.</p> <p>“There’s not always a clear line,” Bischoff said. “There is sometimes a compromise. Do you want more transparency? Do you want academics and political parties and reporters to sort of audit the election system? Or do you want individual privacy for every voter?</p> <p>“So, there’s tradeoffs,&#8221; he added. &#8220;We’re not really saying any one particular way to do it is the right way, but I think in North Carolina, there are some more clear improvements that can be made.”</p> Ex-presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg explains why he’s making an endorsement in NC https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article245807550.html North Carolina urn:uuid:d0ab3122-a1bc-7cbb-b2b1-c5a610e5e837 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:05:24 +0000 “We’re really going deep on North Carolina because I think it’s such an important state.” Body believed to be missing Raleigh man found in Virginia, police say https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article245765655.html North Carolina urn:uuid:774a0c99-fdc4-22a0-8f95-182dde178626 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:34:25 +0000 Andy Banks went missing from Cameron Village in Raleigh on Saturday. Suspect connected to missing Raleigh man now charged with murder. Body found in Virginia https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article245765655.html North Carolina urn:uuid:9f3aa4f5-fbfd-063c-aa71-c40f9dd092fd Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:34:25 +0000 Andy Banks was selling a car in Cameron village when he went missing. Gov. Cooper to allow in-person learning for elementary students https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/gov-cooper-to-allow-in-person-learning-for-elementary-students/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:bd3671d4-eea1-4cce-6553-5cc1f1dfec68 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:18:33 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; Gov. Roy Cooper said students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be allowed to return to in-person learning in October. The move is optional and dependent on individual school district&#8217;s approval. Cooper called this a &#8220;careful step forward.&#8221; Face coverings will be required but there will not be a reduction in [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; Gov. 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COVID-19 screenings may be missing large portion of infected people https://www.cbs17.com/digital-stories/covid-19-screenings-may-be-missing-large-portion-of-infected-people/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:083768f2-7a41-4fdb-d214-f966843baed0 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:03:11 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; While COVID-19 health screenings are in effect in places like airports or places of employment, a new study shows they may not be effective enough. RTI International compiled information from more than a dozen studies with more than 17,000 participants. Their study analyzed one-time screening methods like temperature checks, symptom assessment, [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; While COVID-19 health screenings are in effect in places like airports or places of employment, a new study shows they may not be effective enough. </p> <p>RTI International compiled information from more than a dozen studies with more than 17,000 participants. 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That would result in one-third of people unnecessarily needing to isolate. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube alignleft wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <iframe class='youtube-player' width='900' height='507' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/CLXEx5tHsM4?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe> </div></figure> <p>Dr. Meera Viswanathan, director of the RTI<strong> </strong>International-UNC Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center, said the inaccuracy can be attributed to two things. The first is asymptomatic people. Aside from a full COVID-19 test, those people can continue to spread the virus undetected. 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She said currently these tests are not sensitive enough to detect low viral loads. </p> <p>&#8220;What we&#8217;re hopeful for is that maybe technology will improve and there will be better, more sensitive tests in the future,&#8221; said Dr. Viswanathan.</p> <p>Dr. Viswanathan said current one-time screenings could provide a false sense of security for people who are actually infected. </p> <p>&#8220;If you&#8217;re screened positive, don&#8217;t assume that you&#8217;re sick. Go look for a full fledged COVID-19 test. And if you&#8217;re told that your negative, don&#8217;t assume that you&#8217;re healthy and that you can&#8217;t infect others,&#8221; said Dr. Viswanathan.</p> <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>A presentation with complete findings is below.</strong></p> <div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow aligncenter" data-effect="fade"><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_container swiper-container"><ul class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_swiper-wrapper swiper-wrapper"><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485789" data-id="485789" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg 1480w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide1.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485788" data-id="485788" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg 1477w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=768,431 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=1280,718 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide2.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485787" data-id="485787" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg 1480w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide3.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485786" data-id="485786" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg 1480w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide4.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485785" data-id="485785" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg 1480w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?resize=300,171 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?resize=768,437 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?resize=1264,720 1264w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide5.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485783" data-id="485783" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg 1479w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=768,434 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=1275,720 1275w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide7.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485784" data-id="485784" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg 1478w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide6.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485782" data-id="485782" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg 1476w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide8.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485781" data-id="485781" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg 1478w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=768,433 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=1276,720 1276w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide9.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485780" data-id="485780" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg 1478w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide10.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485779" data-id="485779" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg 1479w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=768,433 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=1278,720 1278w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide11.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-485778" data-id="485778" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg 1476w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/slide12.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_caption gallery-caption">Source: RTI</figcaption></figure></li></ul><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-prev swiper-button-prev swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-next swiper-button-next swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a aria-label="Pause Slideshow" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-pause" role="button"></a><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_pagination swiper-pagination swiper-pagination-white"></div></div></div> <h2>What can be done in the meantime? </h2> <p>Dr. Viswanathan said it&#8217;s important to continue to social distance, wear a face covering and staying home if you feel sick.</p> <p>&#8220;It is indeed worrisome so this is why we need to rely on things we know do work,&#8221; said Dr. Viswanathan.</p> <p>As countries grapple with how to slow spread, Dr. Viswanathan said screening has the potential to do that. She said mass screenings require:</p> <ul><li>Sensitive screening strategies</li><li>Public health infrastructure with guideline on how to handle a COVID-19 positive screening</li><li>Public buy-in to universal testing </li></ul> <h2 class="has-text-align-center">Read more on the study <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.rti.org/news/new-research-shows-covid-19-universal-screening-programs-are-likely-miss-infected-individuals" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.cochrane.org/news/cochrane-rapid-review-investigates-effectiveness-screening-covid-19" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>. </h2> <div class="wp-block-group"><div class="wp-block-group__inner-container"> <p><strong>Latest COVID-19 headlines:</strong></p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/gov-cooper-to-allow-in-person-learning-for-elementary-students/">Gov. 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(WJZY) &#8211; Charlotte 49ers football canceled Saturday’s matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels after members of the offensive line were quarantined for coronavirus. &#8220;We&#8217;re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina. While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could [&#8230;] <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) &#8211; Charlotte 49ers football canceled Saturday’s matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels after members of the offensive line were quarantined for coronavirus.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina. While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play,” said Athletic Director Mike Hill. “We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina having scheduled this game with us. 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(WECT) &#8211; A Mississippi man was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to extorting women in New Hanover County during phone calls. Otis Leslie Howell, 55, of Meridian, Mississippi, entered guilty pleas to four counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion Wednesday in New Hanover County Superior Court. [&#8230;] <p>WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) &#8211; A Mississippi man was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to extorting women in New Hanover County during phone calls.</p> <p>Otis Leslie Howell, 55, of Meridian, Mississippi, entered guilty pleas to four counts of extortion and one count of attempted extortion Wednesday in New Hanover County Superior Court.</p> <p>According to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office, Howell contacted five women in New Hanover and Onslow counties “in the middle of the night by telephone and falsely claimed that he had kidnapped close female family members of the victims and attempted to force the victims to communicate to him as if they were being sexually assaulted.”</p> <p>A detective with the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office was able to identity Howell as the perpetrator. 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(WNCT) &#8211; East Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony scheduled for Dec. 4 will be a virtual event. The decision was made based on current federal and UNC System guidelines regarding the evolving nature of COVID-19. The university is working to develop a plan to recognize all of the Class of 2020 graduates, possibly [&#8230;] <p>GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) &#8211; East Carolina University’s fall commencement ceremony scheduled for Dec. 4 will be a virtual event. </p> <p>The decision was made based on current federal and UNC System guidelines regarding the evolving nature of COVID-19.</p> <div class="wp-block-group"><div class="wp-block-group__inner-container"> <div class="wp-block-group has-very-light-gray-background-color has-background"><div class="wp-block-group__inner-container"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/" class="promo-link__link" > <strong>RELATED: Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak</strong> </a> </aside> </div></div> </div></div> <p>The university is working to develop a plan to recognize all of the Class of 2020 graduates, possibly in May.</p> <p>&nbsp;More details will be shared with graduates as those plans are finalized. </p> <p>The ECU commencement <a href="https://commencement.ecu.edu/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">website</a> will be updated with the latest information. </p> <p>“We know you are disappointed. 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Lt. Gov. Forest calls for schools to reopen with no mask mandate https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-gop-leaders-parents-call-on-cooper-to-allow-in-person-classes-citing-negative-remote-learning-impacts/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:3a48ccc0-1bbb-c097-e06a-ffd983ab9d84 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:10:06 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican state leaders and a group of parents called for Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to allow full-time, in-person classes Wednesday, citing their concerns about the negative impacts remote learning is having on kids and families. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R), who is running against Cooper this year, said there should not [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican state leaders and a group of parents called for Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to allow full-time, in-person classes Wednesday, citing their concerns about the negative impacts remote learning is having on kids and families.</p> <p>Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R), who is running against Cooper this year, said there should not be a requirement for students and teachers to wear masks.</p> <p>“I don’t think so. No. I don’t think there’s any science that backs that up,” he said. “But, if that is what the parent determines is best for their student, if that is what the school determines right now, get the kids back in the classroom. That’s priority number one.”</p> <p>He also said if elected he would lift the state requirement to wear a mask.</p> <p>On Wednesday morning, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield urged Americans to wear masks and get flu vaccinations.</p> <p>“Today and even after we have a (COVID-19) vaccine, CDC encourages all Americans to embrace the powerful tools that we have right now &#8211; to wear a mask, particularly when they&#8217;re in public, maintain social distancing, routine vigilant hand washing, be smart about crowds and stay home when you&#8217;re sick,” Redfield said. “(Face coverings) are our best defense. I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me than when I take a COVID vaccine.”</p> <p>Earlier this year, Gov. Cooper required public schools to operate at a minimum of what’s known as plan B, which is a mix of in-person and remote learning. District leaders could choose to operate under plan C, which is all remote learning. The Department of Public Instruction says most students began the year in districts operating under plan C.</p> <p>“Strikes me that it’s all virtual and very little learning,” said Republican Senate leader Phil Berger. “Virtual learning is a slow-motion train wreck.”</p> <p>Forest criticized plans A, B and C as outlined by the Cooper administration.</p> <p>When asked what his plan would be if elected governor, he said, “You really don’t need a plan. You can follow people that are doing this all over the world. They’ve done it safely, and these schools can find ways to open safely and get kids back in the classroom.”</p> <p>In a campaign video last month, Forest said, “And I will make sure that come January 1, regardless of what’s going on, that our kids will be back in school.”</p> <p>In a statement Wednesday, Cooper spokesman Ford Porter said, “It&#8217;s stunning that these elected leaders want to fill up our classrooms today without a safety plan, take away the state-wide mask requirement and put our children at risk, all to try and make a political splash. We all want to get our children back in school as soon as possible but we must follow the science and data and make sure we do so safely.”</p> <p>NC Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen was asked about the timeline for when a decision would be made about whether school districts could open under a less restrictive plan.</p> <p>“Our trends are moving in the right direction, and that is a very good sign. I think we continue to need to do ongoing work to keep those trends moving in the same direction,” she said. “All of this progress continues to be fragile. So, I want to encourage everyone to continue to do the social distancing, continue to do the masks, because we do want our kids back in the classroom.”</p> <p>Parents at Wednesday’s press conference talked about their frustrations with the lack of support for children with special needs, concerns about children falling behind in their education and long-term impacts on those kids for time they’ve spent out of classrooms.</p> <p>“I want a voice and a choice for my children. I am sick of them being used as pawns in a political game,” said Tara Deane, a parent who has two adopted children from China who have special needs.</p> <p>Tracy Taylor added, “The special needs population has been ignored in this pandemic.”</p> <p>Sen. Berge talked about the impacts the lack of in-person instruction could have later in life for kids, citing a study by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that noted, “While the precise learning losses are not yet known, existing research suggests that the students in grades 1-12 affected by the closures might expect some 3 percent lower-income over their entire lifetimes.”</p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/texas-marine-being-held-in-russian-prison-as-a-pawn-lawmakers-say/">Texas Marine being held in Russian prison as a pawn, lawmakers say</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/sports/carolina-panthers/black-and-blue-kickoff-live-panthers-prepare-to-take-on-tom-brady-bucs-in-week-2/">Black and Blue Kickoff Live: Panthers prepare to take on Tom Brady, Bucs in week 2</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/ohio-attorney-general-dave-yost-requests-removal-of-cuties-film-from-netflix/">Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Requests Removal of &#8220;Cuties&#8221; Film from Netflix</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/pepsico-launches-beverage-to-help-you-relax-sleep-better/">PepsiCo launches beverage to help you relax, sleep better</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/mississippi-governor-gives-update-after-sally-makes-landfall/">Mississippi governor gives update after Sally makes landfall</a></li> </ul> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <p><strong><em>For more stories like this that matter to you, <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/cbs-17-news-and-weather-apps/"><span style="color:#0000ff">click here to download the CBS 17 News app</span></a><span style="color:#0000ff">&nbsp;</span>for free.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts &#8211; <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/cbs-17-news-and-weather-apps/"><span style="color:#0000ff">download now</span></a></em></strong></p> </div> Stranded after a flat tire, North Carolina woman’s luck changes — she hit the lottery https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article245789700.html North Carolina urn:uuid:da9fb35f-8c27-a2a4-8a8a-e4a1d8e27efe Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:58:34 +0000 She says she’s going to buy a new car. Latino artists share their stories for future generations https://www.cbs17.com/hidden-history/hispanic-heritage-month/hispanic-heritage-month-latinos-in-the-arts/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:77cf4aa9-2b00-ab43-5704-6b3b94d11e60 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:19:36 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; Whether its writing, painting or theatre- artists use their platform for self expression. It&#8217;s a way of getting to know those who we may not be so familiar with. Jose Cruz has been an artist for most of his life. His painting &#8216;Deeply Felt&#8217; features a man standing hunched over with [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; Whether its writing, painting or theatre- artists use their platform for self expression. It&#8217;s a way of getting to know those who we may not be so familiar with.</p> <p>Jose Cruz has been an artist for most of his life. His painting &#8216;Deeply Felt&#8217; features a man standing hunched over with his head slightly hung. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignright size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-485202" width="445" height="249" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg 1920w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=876,493 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/LATINOS-IN-THE-ARTS-1.jpg?resize=445,249 445w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 445px" /></figure></div> <p>&#8220;You can feel the tension in his body,&#8221; said Cruz. </p> <p>And in his face</p> <p>&#8220;Almost like giving into his feelings,&#8221; the artist said. </p> <p>Circles painted throughout the portrait, a reminder of cycles we go through in life.</p> <p>&#8220;It gets a little better then it gets worse. It gets a little better then it gets worse,&#8221; Cruz explained. </p> <p>Cruz was one of only a handful of the Latino artists chosen to be in the CAM Raleigh&#8217;s 2020 North Carolina Artists Exhibition. A Puerto Rican-Columbian, his roots run deep through his work. </p> <p>&#8220;A lot of the work that you see may be like from the Tajinos or Aztec or even Afrocentric so, I think its just a combination,&#8221; said Cruz. </p> <p>As an art teacher, he said e explains to his students that art can be found everywhere.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s in the clothes you wear, the sneakers you have on, the book bag you select, the chair you&#8217;re sitting on,&#8221; said Cruz. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-485203" width="558" height="313" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg 1920w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=876,493 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz2.jpg?resize=558,313 558w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 558px" /></figure></div> <p>Whether he&#8217;s doing graphic design or paintings, &#8220;I try to be as expressive as I can and make sure people know that I&#8217;m a Latino artist,&#8221; he said. </p> <p>Cruz said Latino art cannot be put in a box. Latino artists are as diverse as the countries they come from.</p> <p>&#8220;Everything you can think of Latinos are doing, have done and will continue to do,&#8221; said Rafael A. Osuba, artistic director at Artist Studio Project.</p> <p>Osuba has spent the last 30 years advocating for Latinos in the arts. His Quixote Festival involves more than 100 days of showcasing all forms of artistry.</p> <p>&#8220;We utilize the arts as a vehicle to be able to open up dialog and to create opportunities to get to know one another,&#8221; said Osuba. </p> <p>And when we do open up Osuba said its then that we truly see each other.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;ve see through our events that when people are exposed to these artists and to their stories, they let their guard down and it feels more accessible,&#8221; he explained.</p> <p>He said art is how historians will learn who we are today.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignright size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-485208" width="509" height="285" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg 1920w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=876,493 876w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/cruz3-1.jpg?resize=509,285 509w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 509px" /></figure></div> <p>&#8220;What were the writers writing about, what were the poets talking about, what were the stories that were being created?&#8221; asked Osuba. </p> <p>No matter you&#8217;re background, if you don&#8217;t tell your own stories, &#8220;We&#8217;re going to allow someone else to tell them and they may not get it right,&#8221; said Osuba. </p> <p>After all, storytelling is what he says Latino art is about.</p> <p>&#8220;Just live your life as it&#8217;s supposed to be. To just basically be true to yourself,&#8221; Cruz said.</p> <p>And true to the stories we tell.</p> NC’s COVID-19 small business loans get more generous, have millions left https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article245779840.html North Carolina urn:uuid:8172db00-7a2d-ae4e-9b46-00afda463291 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:14:09 +0000 Struggling businesses seeking a state-funded loan will now have more than eight years to pay it off. For 18-to-24-year-olds in NC, COVID cases continue to climb https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/for-18-to-24-year-olds-in-nc-covid-cases-continue-to-climb/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:bf028ec1-c671-b88b-c3dc-311f3f2ed505 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:54:50 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The number of COVID-19 cases among college-aged people in North Carolina continues to rise at a higher rate than it is for everyone else, a CBS17.com data analysis found. Nearly a quarter of the new cases reported in the state were people between the ages of 18 and 24, continuing the [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The number of COVID-19 cases among college-aged people in North Carolina continues to rise at a higher rate than it is for everyone else, a CBS17.com data analysis found.</p> <p>Nearly a quarter of the new cases reported in the state were people between the ages of 18 and 24, continuing the trend of climbing numbers among college-aged adults despite many colleges shifting classes online to prevent further spread.</p> <p>People in that age group presently account for 30,909 of the 188,024 lab-confirmed cases in the state — or, 16 percent. That percentage share was at 15 percent three weeks ago, and it was at 14 percent a week in mid-August.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="tableauPlaceholder" id="viz1600289046829" style="position: relative"><noscript><a href="https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/cases"><img loading="lazy" alt=" " src="https://public.tableau.com/static/images/NC/NCDHHS_COVID-19_Dashboard_Cases_County/NCDHHS_Dashboard_Cases2/1_rss.png" style="border: none"></a></noscript><object class="tableauViz" style="display:none;"><param name="host_url" value="https%3A%2F%2Fpublic.tableau.com%2F"> <param name="embed_code_version" value="3"> <param name="site_root" value=""><param name="name" value="NCDHHS_COVID-19_Dashboard_Cases_County/NCDHHS_Dashboard_Cases2"><param name="tabs" value="no"><param name="toolbar" value="no"><param name="static_image" value="https://public.tableau.com/static/images/NC/NCDHHS_COVID-19_Dashboard_Cases_County/NCDHHS_Dashboard_Cases2/1.png"> <param name="animate_transition" value="yes"><param name="display_static_image" value="yes"><param name="display_spinner" value="yes"><param name="display_overlay" value="yes"><param name="display_count" value="yes"><param name="language" value="en"><param name="filter" value="publish=yes"></object></div> <script type="text/javascript"> var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1600289046829'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; if ( divElement.offsetWidth > 800 ) { vizElement.style.width='700px';vizElement.style.height='1000px';} else if ( divElement.offsetWidth > 500 ) { vizElement.style.width='700px';vizElement.style.height='1000px';} else { vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height='1375px';} var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); </script> </div> <p>COVID-19 has rarely been fatal for people in that age bracket — only three of the 3,149 total deaths have been between 18 and 24 years old.</p> <p>“These people aren’t inclined to have severe outcomes because of their age and co-morbidities, and they’re young and don’t have many,” said Cyrus Shahpar of <a href="https://resolvetosavelives.org/">Resolve to Save Lives</a>, a nonprofit headed by former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Tom Frieden.</p> <p>But the infection numbers keep rising.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://public.tableau.com/views/NCDHHS_COVID-19_DataDownload/DailyMetrics?:embed=y&amp;:toolbar=n&amp;:embed_code_version=3&amp;:loadOrderID=0&amp;:display_count=n&amp;publish=yes&amp;:origin=viz_share_link">Department of Health and Human Services data</a>, the state added 30,283 new cases since Aug. 25 — and 7,198 of them, or 24 percent, were in the 18-to-24 age bracket.</p> <p>Data also show the total number of new cases in that age group increased by 30 percent during that time. For all other ages — either 17 and under, or 25 and over — the case count rose by just 17 percent.</p> <p>And no other age bracket has a higher percentage of infection among its total population in the state.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screen-Shot-2020-09-16-at-4.23.51-PM.png" alt="" class="wp-image-485066" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screen-Shot-2020-09-16-at-4.23.51-PM.png 1000w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screen-Shot-2020-09-16-at-4.23.51-PM.png?resize=300,112 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screen-Shot-2020-09-16-at-4.23.51-PM.png?resize=768,287 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screen-Shot-2020-09-16-at-4.23.51-PM.png?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>A comparison of the number of cases and the population estimates from the Office of State Budget and Management for this year show 2.9 percent of the 1.05 million 18-to-24-year-olds in the state have tested positive.</p> <p>That’s the second-smallest population among the six age classifications used in the DHHS demographic breakdowns, with only the 75-and-over group — and its estimated population of 730,000 — accounting for fewer North Carolinians.</p> <p>The University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University and East Carolina University are among the schools that have shifted classes online due to clusters of cases breaking out at the start of the academic year.</p> <p>The numbers of positive results on those campuses has dwindled in recent weeks. UNC reported just seven new cases on campus from Sept. 7-13, though the school said its on-campus housing had an occupancy rate of just 12.9 percent. N.C. State had 48 new cases in the same time period.</p> <p>But there’s no national standard for when a school should decide to shift to virtual learning.</p> <p>“We would say if you have a high rate of community transmission, you shouldn’t be in person,” Shahpar said.</p> Survey: Majority of young North Carolinians don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/survey-57-percent-of-young-north-carolinians-dont-know-6-million-jews-were-killed-in-holocaust/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:4fcc51df-afa8-21cd-7d99-a43e2f625c11 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:44:55 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; Results of a nationwide survey show a lack of basic Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Generation Z. The survey completed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany was touted as the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge and revealed alarming statistics. According to the survey, 63 percent of young [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; Results of a nationwide survey show a lack of basic Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Generation Z.</p> <p>The survey completed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany was touted as the <a href="http://www.claimscon.org/millennial-study/"><strong>first-ever 50-state survey</strong></a> on Holocaust knowledge and revealed alarming statistics.</p> <p>According to the survey, 63 percent of young Americans do not know that six million Jews were murdered and 36 percent thought that “two million or fewer Jews” were killed during the Holocaust.&nbsp;</p> <p>Millennials and Generation Z individuals are classified as people born between about 1981 and 2015.</p> <p>In North Carolina, 57 percent of respondents said they were unaware of six million Jews being killed in the Holocaust, and 48 percent can&#8217;t name a concentration camp or ghetto. </p> <p>The states with the lowest scores for the question of how many were murdered are Arkansas with 69 percent, followed by Delaware with 68 percent, Arizona with 67 percent, Mississippi and Tennessee with 66 percent, and Hawaii, Iowa, Vermont, and West Virginia with 65 percent.</p> <p>Additionally, although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust, 48 percent of national survey respondents cannot name a single one.</p> <p>&#8220;The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem as fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors – eyewitnesses to a state-sponsored genocide – are alive to share the lessons of the Holocaust,&#8221; the findings of the survey said.</p> <p>Fifty-nine percent of respondents also believe something like the Holocaust could happen again, a disturbing sign of the times. </p> <p>Eleven percent of U.S. Millennial and Gen Z respondents believe Jews caused the Holocaust.</p> <p>Thirty percent of respondents across all 50 states indicated that they had seen Nazi symbols on their social media platforms or in their community. In North Carolina, 48 percent of respondents said they&#8217;ve seen such symbols. The state with the highest response was Nevada with 70 percent.</p> <p>“The results are both shocking and saddening and they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivors are still with us to voice their stories,” said Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). “We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past. This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”</p> <p>However, 75 percent of respondents in North Carolina believe it is important to continue to teach about the Holocaust, in part so that it doesn&#8217;t happen again. </p> <p>A similar study was done in 2018 by the same organization. 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Trump to hold news briefing at White House</a></li> </ul> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <p><strong><em>For more stories like this that matter to you, <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/cbs-17-news-and-weather-apps/"><span style="color:#0000ff">click here to download the CBS 17 News app</span></a><span style="color:#0000ff">&nbsp;</span>for free.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts &#8211; <a href="https://www.cbs17.com/cbs-17-news-and-weather-apps/"><span style="color:#0000ff">download now</span></a></em></strong></p> </div> Mapping Census responses in North Carolina https://www.cbs17.com/news/mapping-census-responses-in-north-carolina/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:233ee4dc-657f-3189-ba62-a3c18bf40db1 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:31:05 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; The Census Bureau reported this week 92 percent of homes have been counted for the 2020 Census. Sixty-two percent of households in North Carolina&#8217;s have self-responded to the 2020 Census so far. Census data showed a total of 88.5 percent of household have been counted as a result of Census takers. [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; The Census Bureau reported this week 92 percent of homes have been counted for the 2020 Census. </p> <p>Sixty-two percent of households in North Carolina&#8217;s have self-responded to the 2020 Census so far. Census data showed a total of 88.5 percent of household have been counted as a result of Census takers. </p> <h2>County-by-County</h2> <p>NC Counts Coalition and Carolina Demography have been tracking response rates across the state. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf.png" alt="" class="wp-image-484965" width="542" height="167" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf.png 588w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf.png?resize=300,92 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf.png?resize=542,167 542w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 542px" /><figcaption>Source: NC Demography</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Their<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.ncdemography.org/wp-content/uploads/census-2020/31_Aug_2020/2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020.pdf" target="_blank"> latest data</a>(for the week ending Aug. 31) found the top five counties responding to the Census were all in metropolitan areas in the more central part of the state. Those counties were Union, Orange, Wake, Davie and Chatham County. While they carry the state&#8217;s highest rates, those counties still had less than three-fourths of households responding. </p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignleft size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf1.png" alt="" class="wp-image-484972" width="558" height="170" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf1.png 590w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf1.png?resize=300,92 300w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/Screenshot_2020-09-16-2020_Response_NC_31_Aug_2020-pdf1.png?resize=558,170 558w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 558px" /><figcaption>Source: NC Demography</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Responding the least were Avery, Graham, Jackson, Swain and Dare Counties. Their response rates were all at or below 35 percent. The lowest self-responding counties were all western border of the states with one, Dare County, sitting on the state&#8217;s eastern border. </p> <p>Two weeks before the end of Census counting, Wake County has urged anyone who has not yet responded to the Census to do so. With about 71 percent of household responding, the county said the number needs to be higher to ensure it gets it&#8217;s fair share of federal funding. </p> <p>Results from the Census determine how $675 billion federal dollars are distributed. Each North Carolinian not counted accounts for a loss of at least $1,500 in federal funding. Dollars the state received from the CARES Act were determined from the previous Census count in 2010. </p> <h2>Nation-wide Census responses </h2> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="alignright size-large is-resized"><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg?w=550" alt="" class="wp-image-485016" width="339" height="444" srcset="https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg 781w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg?resize=229,300 229w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg?resize=768,1005 768w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg?resize=550,720 550w, https://www.cbs17.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/09/census-state-responses.jpg?resize=339,444 339w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 339px" /></a><figcaption>Click photo enlarge</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Nationally, West Virginia, with 53.5 percent of homes responding, and Alaska, with 55.9 percent of homes responding, have the lowest self- response rates so far. </p> <p>When taking into account self-responses and responses taken by Census Data however, 99.5 percent of West Virginia households have been counted. </p> <p>Idaho, West Virginia, Hawaii, Washington, Maine had the overall largest percentage of households counted. </p> <p>The Hard to Count Map 202 was created by the The City University of New York. It measures self-response for the 2010 and 2020 Census. </p> <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Explore self-response rates nationally and down county levels below. </strong></p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <iframe src='https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/?latlng=33.65121%2C-81.73828&#038;z=4&#038;query=coordinates%3A%3A38.78835%2C-81.65039&#038;promotedfeaturetype=states&#038;arp=arpRaceEthnicity&#038;baselayerstate=3&#038;rtrYear=sR2020latest&#038;infotab=info-rtrselfresponse&#038;filterQuery=false&#038;embed=true' style='border: none;width: 800px; height:480px;'></iframe><a style='font-family: sans-serif; display: block;' href=https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/?latlng=33.65121%2C-81.73828&#038;z=4&#038;query=coordinates%3A%3A38.78835%2C-81.65039&#038;promotedfeaturetype=states&#038;arp=arpRaceEthnicity&#038;baselayerstate=3&#038;rtrYear=sR2020latest&#038;infotab=info-rtrselfresponse&#038;filterQuery=false>See the full map at www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us</a> </div> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <div class="tableauPlaceholder" id="viz1598991156101" style="position: relative"><noscript><a href="https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html"><img loading="lazy" alt=" " src="https://public.tableau.com/static/images/M6/M6D2KSZ2X/1_rss.png" style="border: none"></a></noscript><object class="tableauViz" style="display:none;"><param name="host_url" value="https%3A%2F%2Fpublic.tableau.com%2F"> <param name="embed_code_version" value="3"> <param name="path" value="shared/M6D2KSZ2X"> <param name="toolbar" value="yes"><param name="static_image" value="https://public.tableau.com/static/images/M6/M6D2KSZ2X/1.png"> <param name="animate_transition" value="yes"><param name="display_static_image" value="yes"><param name="display_spinner" value="yes"><param name="display_overlay" value="yes"><param name="display_count" value="yes"><param name="tabs" value="n"><param name="filter" value="State=North%20Carolina"><param name="filter" value="Select%20Mode=Total"><param name="filter" value="Share"></object></div> <script type="text/javascript"> var divElement = document.getElementById('viz1598991156101'); var vizElement = divElement.getElementsByTagName('object')[0]; if ( divElement.offsetWidth > 800 ) { vizElement.style.width='900px';vizElement.style.height='927px';} else if ( divElement.offsetWidth > 500 ) { vizElement.style.width='900px';vizElement.style.height='927px';} else { vizElement.style.width='100%';vizElement.style.height='927px';} var scriptElement = document.createElement('script'); scriptElement.src = 'https://public.tableau.com/javascripts/api/viz_v1.js'; vizElement.parentNode.insertBefore(scriptElement, vizElement); </script> </div> <h2>Responding to the Census </h2> <p>If you have not responded to the Census yet, you can respond online by <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.2020census.gov/" target="_blank">clicking here</a>. You can also respond by phone by calling 844-330-2020. </p> Survey: 57 percent of young North Carolinians don’t know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/__trashed-50/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:014c8d51-598e-a423-74ea-ad82b31e1f0d Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:19:16 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; Results of a nationwide survey show a lack of basic Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Generation Z. The survey completed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany was touted as the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge and revealed alarming statistics. According to the survey, 63 percent of young [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8212; Results of a nationwide survey show a lack of basic Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Generation Z.</p> <p>The survey completed by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany was touted as the <a href="http://www.claimscon.org/millennial-study/"><strong>first-ever 50-state survey</strong></a> on Holocaust knowledge and revealed alarming statistics.</p> <p>According to the survey, 63 percent of young Americans do not know that six million Jews were murdered and 36 percent thought that “two million or fewer Jews” were killed during the Holocaust. </p> <p>Millennials and Generation Z individuals are classified as people born between about 1981 and 2015.</p> <p>Additionally, although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust, 48 percent of national survey respondents cannot name a single one.</p> <p>&#8220;The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem as fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors – eyewitnesses to a state-sponsored genocide – are alive to share the lessons of the Holocaust,&#8221; the findings of the survey said.</p> <p>Fifty-nine percent of respondents also believe something like the Holocaust could happen again, a disturbing sign of the times. </p> <p>In North Carolina, 57 percent of respondents said they were unaware of six million Jews being killed in the Holocaust, and 48 percent can&#8217;t name a concentration camp or ghetto. </p> <p>The states with the lowest scores for the question of how many were murdered are Arkansas with 69 percent, followed by Delaware with 68 percent, Arizona with 67 percent, Mississippi and Tennessee with 66 percent, and Hawaii, Iowa, Vermont, and West Virginia with 65 percent.</p> <p>Eleven percent of U.S. Millennial and Gen Z respondents believe Jews caused the Holocaust.</p> <p>Thirty percent of respondents across all 50 states indicated that they had seen Nazi symbols on their social media platforms or in their community. In North Carolina, 48 percent of respondents said they&#8217;ve seen such symbols. The state with the highest response was Nevada with 70 percent.</p> <p>“The results are both shocking and saddening and they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivors are still with us to voice their stories,” said Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). “We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past. This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”</p> <p>However, 75 percent of respondents in North Carolina believe it is important to continue to teach about the Holocaust, in part so that it doesn&#8217;t happen again. </p> <p>A similar study was done in 2018 by the same organization. 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Gov. Dan Forest says no masks mandate if he’s governor https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article245779135.html North Carolina urn:uuid:258cb448-cec7-2809-1aca-bf3857167edf Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:42:42 +0000 “I don’t think there’s any science that backs that up. That’s my personal opinion,” Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said about wearing masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The CDC, though, recommends face coverings. NC GOP leaders, parents call on Cooper to allow in-person classes citing negative remote learning impacts https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-gop-leaders-parents-call-on-cooper-to-allow-in-person-classes-citing-negative-remote-learning-impacts/ North Carolina news – CBS17.com urn:uuid:4664451e-3048-0914-8fd5-3cf6231f7a5f Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:41:42 +0000 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican state leaders and a group of parents called for Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to allow full-time, in-person classes Wednesday, citing their concerns about the negative impacts remote learning is having on kids and families. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R), who is running against Cooper this year, said there should not [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican state leaders and a group of parents called for Gov. Roy Cooper (D) to allow full-time, in-person classes Wednesday, citing their concerns about the negative impacts remote learning is having on kids and families.</p> <p>Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R), who is running against Cooper this year, said there should not be a requirement for students and teachers to wear masks.</p> <p>“I don’t think so. No. I don’t think there’s any science that backs that up,” he said. “But, if that is what the parent determines is best for their student, if that is what the school determines right now, get the kids back in the classroom. That’s priority number one.”</p> <p>He also said if elected he would lift the state requirement to wear a mask.</p> <p>On Wednesday morning, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield urged Americans to wear masks and get flu vaccinations.</p> <p>“Today and even after we have a (COVID-19) vaccine, CDC encourages all Americans to embrace the powerful tools that we have right now &#8211; to wear a mask, particularly when they&#8217;re in public, maintain social distancing, routine vigilant hand washing, be smart about crowds and stay home when you&#8217;re sick,” Redfield said. “(Face coverings) are our best defense. I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me than when I take a COVID vaccine.”</p> <p>Earlier this year, Gov. Cooper required public schools to operate at a minimum of what’s known as plan B, which is a mix of in-person and remote learning. District leaders could choose to operate under plan C, which is all remote learning. The Department of Public Instruction says most students began the year in districts operating under plan C.</p> <p>“Strikes me that it’s all virtual and very little learning,” said Republican Senate leader Phil Berger. “Virtual learning is a slow-motion train wreck.”</p> <p>Forest criticized plans A, B and C as outlined by the Cooper administration.</p> <p>When asked what his plan would be if elected governor, he said, “You really don’t need a plan. You can follow people that are doing this all over the world. They’ve done it safely, and these schools can find ways to open safely and get kids back in the classroom.”</p> <p>In a campaign video last month, Forest said, “And I will make sure that come January 1, regardless of what’s going on, that our kids will be back in school.”</p> <p>In a statement Wednesday, Cooper spokesman Ford Porter said, “It&#8217;s stunning that these elected leaders want to fill up our classrooms today without a safety plan, take away the state-wide mask requirement and put our children at risk, all to try and make a political splash. We all want to get our children back in school as soon as possible but we must follow the science and data and make sure we do so safely.”</p> <p>NC Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen was asked about the timeline for when a decision would be made about whether school districts could open under a less restrictive plan.</p> <p>“Our trends are moving in the right direction, and that is a very good sign. I think we continue to need to do ongoing work to keep those trends moving in the same direction,” she said. “All of this progress continues to be fragile. So, I want to encourage everyone to continue to do the social distancing, continue to do the masks, because we do want our kids back in the classroom.”</p> <p>Parents at Wednesday’s press conference talked about their frustrations with the lack of support for children with special needs, concerns about children falling behind in their education and long-term impacts on those kids for time they’ve spent out of classrooms.</p> <p>“I want a voice and a choice for my children. I am sick of them being used as pawns in a political game,” said Tara Deane, a parent who has two adopted children from China who have special needs.</p> <p>Tracy Taylor added, “The special needs population has been ignored in this pandemic.”</p> <p>Sen. 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(WNCN) &#8211; As plans are made for President Donald Trump to hold a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport on Saturday &#8211; healthcare workers are concerned about the lack of mask-wearing and social distancing they&#8217;ve seen at previous events. That includes Nurse Practioner Gracie Galloway. Galloway and her service dog, &#8220;Jacques,&#8221; spend their [&#8230;] <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) &#8211; As plans are made for <strong><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/president-trump-visiting-fayetteville-saturday-4th-nc-visit-in-a-month/">President Donald Trump to hold a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport on Saturday</a></strong> &#8211; healthcare workers are concerned about the lack of mask-wearing and social distancing they&#8217;ve seen at previous events.</p> <p>That includes Nurse Practioner Gracie Galloway. </p> <p>Galloway and her service dog, &#8220;Jacques,&#8221; spend their days with COVID-19 patients at the Community Free Clinic in Concord. </p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m frustrated at this point in time and I&#8217;m still angry because my patients who are the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick. Those are the ones at the highest risk,&#8221; said Galloway.</p> <p>The frustration comes from an inconsistent national policy to control coronavirus and from the newly released <strong><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/political-news/president-trump-to-hold-news-briefing-thursday/">recordings of Trump made by journalist Bob Woodward</a></strong> in the early days of the pandemic.</p> <p>&#8220;I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don&#8217;t want to create a panic,&#8221; Trump said to Woodward. </p> <p>What you hear is not what the president conveyed to the public. </p> <p>&#8220;So, complete anger because there are people in my patient community that believed what the president said, that really honestly thought, &#8216;OK there&#8217;s no need to wear masks because it&#8217;s a hoax,'&#8221; Galloway said. </p> <p>Galloway, who also has a Ph.D. in public health, said while the scientific community knew the truth about COVID-19, people still put their trust in the president. </p> <p>&#8220;They believe &#8216;the president won&#8217;t lie to me. Surely he wouldn&#8217;t lie to me.&#8217; So if he says that COVID-19 is being contained then it&#8217;s being contained,&#8221; the nurse practitioner said. </p> <p>Now with U.S. deaths approaching 200,000 and flu season approaching, Galloway is most concerned about people spreading it who don&#8217;t know they have it. </p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve seen the gamut &#8211; from very severe to the traditional loss of taste and smell to the mild headache and the bit nauseous but they&#8217;re positive,&#8221; she said.</p> <p>Galloway said those who show mild symptoms and mistake the virus for something else are the ones she worries about not getting tested and then spreading the disease to others. </p> <p>A decision she said could take the life of someone else.</p> <div class="wp-block-group"><div class="wp-block-group__inner-container"> <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>More headlines from CBS17.com:</strong></p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/live-white-house-press-briefing/">LIVE: White House press briefing</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/community/health/coronavirus/nc-nurse-practitioner-frustrated-over-trumps-pandemic-messaging/">NC nurse practitioner frustrated over Trump&#8217;s pandemic messaging</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/wake-county-news/raleigh-missing-man-case-now-a-homicide-investigation/">Raleigh missing man case now a homicide investigation</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/news/investigators/cary-company-creates-handheld-uv-light-device-that-can-kill-covid-19/">Cary company creates handheld UV light device that can kill COVID-19</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cbs17.com/sports/carolina-panthers/panthers-spanish-language-broadcaster-takes-heat-over-trump-related-tweet/">Panthers Spanish-language broadcaster takes heat over Trump-related tweet</a></li> </ul></div></div> Police are investigating Raleigh man’s disappearance as a homicide https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article245779015.html North Carolina urn:uuid:0827069a-0b47-8760-0b47-f474d4345a1c Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:32:36 +0000 Police say they suspect foul play in the case. 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