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COVID spread plummeting in North Carolina, state data shows

Oct. 26, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in recent weeks, according to data released Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. For the first time since mid-July, the state reported two consecutive days of new...

NC State Fair celebrates 2021 event despite low attendance

Oct. 26, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Organizers are celebrating the 2021 NC State Fair despite seeing its lowest attendance total in more than a decade due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With preliminary totals collected through Sunday, officials said the fair drew 821,463 people, a...

Andersen stops former team, streaking Hurricanes beat Leafs

Oct. 25, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 24 saves against his former team and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by defeating the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday night. Sebastian Aho, Steven Lorentz and...

NC redistricting hearing speakers criticize GOP proposals

Oct. 25, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties. ...

School system sets Thanksgiving break for mental health

Oct. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N,.C. (AP) — Students in a North Carolina school system will have the entire week of Thanksgiving off to support students and staff members’ mental health and wellness, the district has announced. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said the new days...

Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albemarle 46, Monroe Union Academy 20 Apex Middle Creek 48, Friendship 13 Arden Christ School 34, Charlotte Christian 31 Asheville 48, North Buncombe 6 Asheville Erwin 25,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen 51, Hatley 0 Alcorn Central 40, Middleton, Tenn. 12 Baldwyn 42, Belmont 14 Bayou Aca. 45, Magnolia Heights 27 Benton Academy 40, Rossville Christian, Tenn. 0 ...

Buzzards settle in North Carolina town despite scare tactics

Oct. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

BUNN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scare them off seems to work. The buzzards have chosen the town of Bunn as a meeting place for the past year, and they’re congregating at every available...

Army hosts No. 16 Wake Forest, looks to end 2-game skid

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army is at the end of a two-game stretch that's as tough as it gets for a service academy. The Black Knights (4-2) host No. 16 Wake Forest (6-0) on Saturday, a week after losing at Wisconsin by six points in a game decided by a late Army...