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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Henry McMaster has directed South Carolina's health department to begin publicly disclosing confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code, a level of information specificity the agency had previously said was not necessary in efforts to temper the outbreak.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's restaurant and hotel operators pleaded Tuesday for state financial aid and tax relief as closings and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus have thrown more than 370,000 of their employees out of work.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday issued his strictest orders for the state yet amid the coronavirus outbreak, declaring that all nonessential businesses must close down.

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GREENSBORO — Seven people have been charged with violating stay-at-home orders while protesting Monday outside an abortion clinic in Greensboro, authorities said.

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North Carolina is making it easier to register online to vote or to make registration changes through the Division of Motor Vehicles.

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Police have arrested a Gaston County man they accuse of coughing at a customer at a Walmart store and saying he had the coronavirus.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says that the first coronavirus-related unemployment payments will be paid starting next week as the state is flooded with tens of thousands of claims.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Leaders of several South Carolina cities on Saturday said they were defying Gov. Henry McMaster's opposition to stay-at-home orders and Attorney General Alan Wilson's opinion that only McMaster can issue such measures.

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DURHAM — A private funeral was held Friday for North Carolina state Rep. MaryAnn Black, who died this week at age 76.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's state April 15 tax filing deadline has been pushed back by three months due to the new coronavirus, the Department of Revenue announced.

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South Carolina's largest public university said Saturday that 18 students living in a campus dormitory are being held in quarantine after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus.


GREENSBORO — With toilet paper flying off the shelves, a North Carolina truck driver caused a stir when he was pulled over hauling 18,000 pounds of bathroom products in a stolen trailer.

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An inmate in Charlotte was found unresponsive in his cell before being pronounced dead, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Defense identified two service members killed in Iraq on Sunday as members of a Marine special forces unit based in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — Five more North Carolina residents have tested positive for the new coronavirus strain, bringing the number of cases to seven statewide, authorities said Monday.

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GRANDY, N.C. — A blind wild horse that had roamed North Carolina's Outer Banks has died.

President Trump chats with North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
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WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump on Friday named Rep. Mark Meadows as his new chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney, who been acting in the role for more than a year. 

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A major political donor has been found guilty of trying to bribe a North Carolina insurance regulator in hopes of reducing scrutiny of his business.

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A person in North Carolina has tested positive for the fast-spreading coronavirus, the governor said Tuesday, making the state at least the 15th to report a case of the virus.

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NEW YORK  — James Lipton, longtime host of "Inside the Actors Studio," has died. His wife Kedakai Lipton tells the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter that he died Monday in his New York home from bladder cancer. He was 93.