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Gov. Cooper issues "Stay at Home" Order
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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Wednesday April 1, 2020 -- April Fools Day. But I don't think anyone's really in the mood for silly tricks right now. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Mostly sunny and cool after the rain clears out. Moore County's Chief Meteorologist Brad Huffines has our forecast just ahead... Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order yesterday prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. The order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services for the next 60 days – and the utilities are to give residential customers at least six months to pay outstanding bills and prohibits them from collecting fees, penalties or interest for late payment. Telecommunication companies that provide phone, cable and internet services are strongly urged to follow these same rules. Fayetteville is taking the statewide stay-at-home order and ratcheting it up a notch. Police are now enforcing a curfew from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM. WRAL reports that pictures of social gatherings at parks, and of house parties prompted the action by Mayor Mitch Colvin. Fayetteville's overnight curfew is in effect through April 30, unless the mayor either lifts it or extends it. Police Chief Gina Hawkins says the curfew gives officers probable cause to stop people who are out during those hours unless it's for one of the essential reasons mentioned in the executive order by Governor Roy Cooper. (AP) — The state is making it easier to register online to vote or to make registration changes through the Division of Motor Vehicles. The DMV says people with North Carolina driver’s licenses or division-issued IDs can make registration changes on a website without completing a DMV transaction at the same time. The expanded services are free. Registration modifications that can be performed include changing an address or political party. People with neither a driver’s license nor ID still must fill out paper registration forms and return them to their local election board office. (AP) — North Carolina's restaurant and hotel operators are pleading for state financial aid and tax deadline relief as closings and reduced travel from the new coronavirus have thrown over 370-thousand employees out of work. Hospitality industry leaders told state House members on Tuesday that while assistance from Washington will ultimately help, it won't come quickly enough. (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Senator Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet. One source suggests the Justice Department may be looking to determine whether Burr exploited advance information when he dumped as much as 1.7 million dollars in stocks right before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the economy. Burr has denied wrongdoing but has also requested an ethics review of the stock sales. (AP) — North Carolina's public television network is now airing educational programs designed to complement work that students are doing at home or online while schools are closed. UNC-TV started airing shows this week on its North Carolina Channel and on the web focused on learning for children in grades four to 12. The Department of Public Instruction is also assembling materials related to the programs for online access or for printing.
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Sunrise in the Sandhills DID YOU KNOW? Here in NC you can call 211 to ask questions about resources, agencies, food or technology and receive other support during this unprecedented time. You can also click the link below to browse for the info you need. Be sure to Share with your friends just in case. 2020-03-31T21:11:36+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills TOWN OF ABERDEEN DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY To see the order declaring the state of emergency, click here: 2020-03-31T07:22:42+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Moore County Health Department Service Hours Altered in Light of Governor’s Stay at Home Order Effective at 12:00PM on March 31st, the Moore County Health Department will begin offering services on a reduced schedule. • The Health Department main building (705 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage) will be open to the public for clinic services by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the hours of 8:00AM to 4:00PM. For appointments, call 910-947-3300. • Vital records (birth and death certificates) processing will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the hours of 8:00AM to 4:00PM. • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) services will be offered by phone on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the hours of 8:00AM to 4:00PM. For appointments, call 910-947- 3271. • The Environmental Health building (1042 Carriage Oaks Dr., Carthage) will be closed to the public. Staff will be available by phone at 910-947-6283 Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00AM to 4:00PM to schedule inspections, sewage & water complaints, and to answer questions. These schedule changes will remain in effect through April 30th, 2020. The Health Department, along with other Moore County Government agencies, will be closed on April 10th in observance of the Good Friday holiday.
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