No. 8 Most-Read Story of 2020: Cooper enacts stay-at-home order

The statewide stay-at-home order aimed to limit the spread of Covid-19 caused the eventual permanent closure of dozens of small businesses in the Cape Fear region. (Port City Daily/File photo)
The statewide stay-at-home order aimed to limit the spread of Covid-19 caused the eventual permanent closure of dozens of small businesses in the Cape Fear region. (Port City Daily/File photo)

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As part of our countdown to 2021, Port City Daily is revisiting some of its biggest stories of 2020.

Coming in eighth is Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of a statewide lockdown on March 27.

The story comes in just ahead of yet another huge Cooper announcement, the public face mask requirement, which ranked as the ninth-most read story of the year.


Cooper’s March 27 announcement marked the beginning of a devastating time for small businesses across the state.

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