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Congress was unable to reach a deal on a second stimulus package by Friday and began their summer recess. The expectation is work will continue on a compromise package and lawmakers will be called back when a deal is reached and ready for a vote. Based on our interview with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul we know he will cast a NO vote as he explained. (soundbite)

Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina has awarded nearly $30 million to replace 111 school buses and 16 transit buses and to install 33 zero emission vehicle (ZEV) fast charging stations across the state. The projects funded by Phase 1 of the Volkswagen Settlement Mitigation Plan

The Cherokee County Guardian ad litem program is seeking additional volunteer advocates to speak on behalf of children in the legal system through no fault of their own. Training is free and the training schedule is flexible. Applications are being accepted now and a new class will begin shortly. For more information call 828 837 8003