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The Latest: North Carolina hospital fires unvaccinated staff

Sep. 27, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Last week, Novant Health announced 375 employees had been suspended and given...

Novant Health fires more than 175 for not getting vaccinated

Sep. 27, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Last week, Novant Health announced 375 employees had been suspended and...

Panthers won't place McCaffrey on injured reserve

Sep. 27, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have decided not to place running back Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve while he recovers from a strained hamstring. Had McCaffrey been placed on IR he would have missed at least three games under NFL rules. ...

Fidelity to hire 1,500 more at company's North Carolina hub

Sep. 27, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Financial services giant Fidelity announced on Monday that it will create more than 1,500 additional jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area, even while the company is already expanding its footprint in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper joined...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

Sep. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. The number of ranked teams to lose through four weeks...

Officials: Worker hurt at plant where 2 died recently

Sep. 27, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a North Carolina plant was taken to a hospital over the weekend after a crane collapsed onto a truck, officials said. A Fayetteville fire department official said the crane fell on the cab of a truck while the driver was inside on...

NFL Holt brothers' firm to build North Carolina Freedom Park

Sep. 27, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A construction company founded by former NFL players and brothers Torry and Terrence Holt will build the project designed to honor the contributions of African Americans in North Carolina. Leaders of the North Carolina Freedom Park initiative...

Officials: Football hiding drugs found near prison fence

Sep. 27, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

HOFFMAN, N.C. (AP) — Corrections officers at a North Carolina prison found a football filled with drugs near a prison fence last week, officials said. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a news release that staffers at Morrison Correctional...

North Carolina mom, 2 daughters have all claimed fair crowns

Sep. 27, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — History was made at Lee Regional Fair with this year’s Miss Lee Regional Fair Queen selection becoming the third person in her family to have achieve that title. Macy Faulk, 18, was crowned Miss Lee Regional Fair on Sept. 17 at the fair becoming...

Raleigh police make arrest in fatal shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in Raleigh say they've arrested a suspect in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man. The Raleigh Police Department issued a news release Sunday saying that Jordan Delacey Andrews, 33, was charged with murder in the...