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More Bills Seek To Increase Attendance At NC School Events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows. The House voted on Wednesday for two bills that attempt to raise the capacity of venues from Cooper’s 30% limit to as high as 50%. One measure would apply statewide and include K-12 schools, community colleges and University of North Carolina campuses.  Another bill would apply to outdoor sporting events at public and private K-12 schools in roughly a dozen counties. The Senate has approved separate measures focused on outdoor high school sporting events.