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What you need to know today in North Carolina

Good morning, North Carolina! Here’s what you need to know today.

It’s not hard to find hemp-derived products in North Carolina over the past few years, with specialty shops and convenience stores carrying numerous kinds of products. The North Carolina legislature, however, has ended another session without passing industry reforms and regulations.

Reilly Dunn was one of the people hoping to see a bill finally cross the finish line. Dunn has been keeping an eye on regulations the past few sessions, hoping to see rules that would benefit his company, Groovewagon. 

Between caring for their four young children, Dunn and Sasha Klimczak are growing their canned THC beverage company, hoping to give people an alcohol alternative.

Your Weather Planner

A cold front pushed through the state Wednesday with some showers popping up. We’ll see a much better chance for rain Thursday as the front stalls but only for a portion of the state.

Thursday will feature summer heat but less humidity than what we’ve felt recently. East of I-95, the chances for showers and storms will be highest with heavy rain and gusty wind.

As the stalled front wobbles back to the west a bit Friday, the eastern half of the state will have likely rain chances and there will be cooler temperatures statewide.

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Around North Carolina

1. Adoptive mother accused of torturing and killing children. N.C. officials investigating

State officials are looking into how the adoptive mother charged in the disappearance of two missing siblings was able to become a foster parent. Avantae Deven, 63, was charged last month with two counts of first-degree murder, child abuse and kidnapping in the disappearance of her two adoptive children, Blake and London Deven.

2. ‘That’s how it should be’: N.C. distillery supports relaxation of alcohol regulations

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper just signed a bill relaxing many restrictions on the sale of alcohol. One change allows the state’s ABC stores to open on certain holidays. A North Carolina business says it has benefited from the loosening of restrictions.

3. Durham welcomes Heat Monitoring Center to identify and help urban heat islands

A $2.3 million project will fund two heat monitoring centers: The Center for Collaborative Heat Monitoring in Durham and the Center for Heat Resilient Communities based in Los Angeles.

Around The Nation

1. Pelosi says Democrats want answer soon on Biden’s candidacy

2. Despite this election having the two oldest candidates in U.S. history, young voters could have a big impact

3. Ocasio-Cortez files articles of impeachment against Justices Thomas and Alito, alleging ethics breaches

There are farms across the state that provide fresh in-season fruit to the people who live in and visit North Carolina. Eating fresh fruit isn’t the only way to enjoy what these farms have to offer. Many restaurants and dessert shops across North Carolina take advantage of these delicious flavors, including The Parlour ice cream shop in Durham.

 

Anna Harden

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