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‘Eased Restrictions’ Executive Order 195 Allows Longer Hours For Bars and Restaurants

Decrease of Time Restraints and Businesses’ Disregard for Regulations Raises Safety Concerns

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s recently enacted (Feb. 26) Executive Order 195 (EO195), which allows restaurants and bars to remain open and serve alcohol until 11 p.m. The order still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings and limits indoor capacity for bars, restaurants and other businesses to 30 percent.

Fighting Gentrification

An LGBTQ Project in Houston is Part of the Solution to Affordable Housing

Stories of Houston’s Third Ward and Charlotte’s Historic West End read nearly identical. Rapid development and gentrification are common in nearly every conversation about the historically Black neighborhoods. 

Our People: Marco Reed

Gay Charlotte Police Officer Tries His Hand at Acting and Producing

What do you get when you combine a police officer with a film creator? You get Marco Reed.

The 16-Year Itch: It’s Due in 2024

What It Could Mean for the Political Future

There’s a 16-year cycle in modern politics. If it holds, the 2022 and 2024 elections will be good for Democrats ­­— nationally and in North Carolina. But that’s a big if.

At Least Acknowledge Me

Tell Trinity

A reader asks: After seeing your wonderful performance in Wilton Manors, FL a few years back, I went backstage to see you. You greeted everyone, but me. Why didn’t you acknowledge me?