Agriculture

THE NEWS HERALD: Grants to help farmers expand and diversify

Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures.

Economic Development

THE SHELBY STAR: Business eyes Kings Mountain for plant

A new company is hoping to build an assembly plant in Kings Mountain which will not only provide additional jobs but create affordable housing options.

THE NEW BERN SUN JOURNAL: New Bern to host 2020 NC Main Street Conference

The conference is part of North Carolina’s Main Street Program, which is designed to help renew interest and economic activity in the central business districts of small and mid-sized communities across the state. The three-day event will feature breakout sessions, guided tours of New Bern, and a number of guest speakers discussing the impact of the program across the state over the past forty years.

Education

WSOCTV: Top NC education leader addresses coronavirus plans at schools

As concerns about the coronavirus grow, school districts across the country are getting prepared.

Healthcare

THE COURIER TRIBUNE: Randolph Health files for bankruptcy protection

Officials at Randolph Health announced Friday the healthcare company has filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 protection of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Middle District of North Carolina.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: New coronavirus case diagnosed in North Carolina, officials say. And more are expected.

A second case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has been diagnosed in North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday.

Government

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Two NC legislators lose primaries – and close races loom in November

Two state lawmakers will not return to the North Carolina General Assembly next year after Tuesday’s primary.

WCNC: Roy Cooper, Dan Forest win primaries for NC governor

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina has won his party's primary and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the November general election as he seeks a second term.

Transportation

CAROLINA COAST ONLINE: NCDOT launches website for small businesses

The N.C. Department of Transportation is making it easier for more businesses to compete for work building roads and bridges, beautifying highways and other transportation projects.