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  • State Launches New Trail Site October 16, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced  the launch of the N.C. Trails website. The website is a hub for the N.C. Trails Program and offers quick and easy access to information on state trails and trails in state parks as well as guidance for funding, creating and maintaining a trail.
  • Awareness Urged For School Bus Safety October 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE --  October 21-27, is National School Bus Safety Week. The National Association for Pupil Transportation estimates that 25 million students ride school buses every school day and this week serves as a reminder for students, parents, teachers and the community to keep school bus safety in the forefront before and after school.
  • Minority Enterprise Recognized October 15, 2018
    RALEIGH-- In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week which kicked-off  meetings to promote the awareness and development of minority and women-owned businesses in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 2018 as Minority Enterprise Development Month.
  • Operation Stop Arm Underway October 15, 2018
    RALEIGH -- While many schools across the state have been in operation for more than two months, the State Highway Patrol is taking proactive steps to ensure school bus safety is not overlooked.
  • Folt Issues Apology October 12, 2018
    CHAPEL HILL -- At the celebration of Carolina’s 225th birthday, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt apologized for the University’s participation in the practice of slavery.
  • Flu Shot Use Up Slightly October 11, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The most recent HPU Poll finds that about half (47 percent) of those surveyed say they have had a flu shot within the past 12 months. The HPU Poll reported a similar finding a year ago, when 44 percent said that they had a flu shot within the past 12 months.

RSS Today in History

  • The Watergate Scandal: A Timeline October 9, 2018
    January 1969Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37 President of the United States. February 1971Richard Nixon orders the installation of a secret taping system that records all conversations in the Oval Office, his Executive Office Building office, and his Camp David office and on selected ...
  • 2017 Las Vegas Shooting October 1, 2018
    On this day in 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800. Although the shooting only lasted 10 minutes, the death and injury tolls made this massacre the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. ...