NC Governor Roy Cooper Issues Executive Order Ending Alcohol Sales After 11 pm In Response To Coronavirus

July 28, 2020 – NC Government Executive Order

On July 28, 2020, NC Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order ending all alcohol sales after 11 pm staring July 31st. This new executive order is in place for restaurants that are allowed to have 50% occupancy and who are able to operate a bar based on what types of food they sell.

Bars that do not serve food or who serve food not considered essential, are not allowed to be open under previous executive orders during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The 11 pm curfew on alcohol sales in NC does not apply to convenience stores and grocery stores where alcohol sales are intended for off-site consumption.

This new temporary legislation is intended to decrease the number of people who gather in public places while the NC government deems social distancing a must in response to the Coronavirus.

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Parent And Child Recreation In The Age of The COVID-19 Coronavirus In NC

July 2020

We are interested in hearing from NC parents with children about new ways to continue to engage in outside recreation activities with your children during this time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

What are some unique ways you created or changed to still enjoy kids parks, the beaches, while still encouraging social interactions using masks and distancing from other children and adults?

What are some unique ways your community or county is providing safe resources to promote learning and socialization?

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Eastern NC Testing Of Water Quality In Coastal Regions As Population Numbers Rise

July 2020

In the past several years, population numbers skyrocketed in coastal regions and area beaches as two Interstates fed traffic from the Triad. Decades ago, I-40 connected Raleigh with Wilmington NC, and soon Interstate 42 will connect Raleigh with Morehead City along the Crystal Coast of Carteret County NC.

Additional, beach communities along the Eastern Seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Coast continue to see steady growth and development.

With this rise in popularity and travel, water quality becomes an issue. Let’s discuss this.

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The Importance Of Regulations, Standards, Laws, And Education On Coastal Bodies Of Water In NC

July 2020

As populations grow in rural areas of Coastal NC, there is an emerging impact of rivers, estuaries, sounds, and beaches where a balance of conservation and environmentalism will have to butt heads with commercial interest that want to see growth and development at all cost.

Ecosystems from vulnerable sea turtles, living shorelines, other marine mammals, and decreasing land masses will need to be watched closely.

Additionally, climate change considerations on the growing threat of more frequent and strong tropical storms and hurricanes will need to be monitored.

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Protecting Natural Wildlife Habitats In Coastal NC Ecosystems

February 25, 2020

Coastal NC has a very unique and fragile ecosystem for aquatic and marine wildlife and natural living shorelines.

In the past few years, and brought on by cleanup after hurricanes Florence and Dorian, pollution and contamination was unearthed and now there is a new collaborative effort along the Crystal Coast to help educate, implement, and enforce better standards for debris that threatens wildlife and nature in areas such as Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke Island, Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks, and other beach regions that have vulnerable habitats such as sea turtles.

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NC Marine Debris Action Plan – Keeping Waterways, Estuaries, Rivers, Sounds, and Beaches Clean

February 25, 2020

NC water related efforts in Eastern NC to educate and implement new objectives to help clean marine debris from coastal North Carolina estuaries, rivers, beaches, sounds, and other waterways where there exists a fragile ecosystem for marine life including endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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