Category: News Articles

NSJ: Fitness facility owners tell Lt. Gov. Forest they can’t take it much longer

From the North State Journal: “At the Fit4Life Gym in Clayton, almost two dozen owners of fitness clubs, dance studios and gyms from across the state held a meeting attended by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. For over an hour, participants aired their frustrations and asked repeatedly why their industry is being kept shuttered by Gov. Roy Cooper’s phase two order.”

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Fox Biz: N.C. businesses are victims of ‘random’ coronavirus rules

In an interview with Fox Business’s Stuart Varney, Lt. Governor Dan Forest said that North Carolina’s inconsistent reopening rules are hurting the state’s economy. From the Fox Business article: “Forest, a Republican running for governor this year, said that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s arbitrary rules have entrepreneurs hurting and confused. For example, restaurants are open but bars remainclosed, and most North

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N&O: Republican leaders press Cooper to reopen NC gyms, breweries

Coverage of this morning’s Council of State meeting from The News & Observer: “Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and other Republican Council of State members sent the Democratic governor a letter asking for a COVID-19 update for North Carolina. Some had also asked for the update during the last council meeting. A special meeting was called for Friday, and consisted mostly

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N&O: “NC unemployment delays have been a disaster. Own it, Gov. Cooper”

The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer published an editorial today criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper for side-stepping responsibility for massive problems in North Carolina’s unemployment office. The newspapers urge Gov. Cooper to take the blame and step up to fix it. From the article: “Roy Cooper said he knows N.C. families need help and doesn’t think the state unemployment office

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