North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he signed an executive moving NC into phase 1 of easing restrictions.

Governor Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he signed an executive order moving NC into Phase 1 of easing restrictions.

The order begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8.

Phase one means that there will no longer be a distinction between essential and non-essential businesses.

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