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Doctor: 2 weeks for North Carolina order to take slow cases

Mar. 30, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's new stay-at-home order won't show any conclusive effect on blunting the intensity of the new coronavirus for about two weeks, the state epidemiologist said Monday. New restrictions on business operations and prohibitions of gatherings of more than 10 people issued by...

UNC system changes admissions requirements due to outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina System is changing its admissions requirements for the incoming freshman class because SAT and ACT tests have been halted by the coronovirus outbreak, officials announced Monday. Under the changes, each of the 17 schools in the system can now choose...

Police: Alcohol likely involved when driver hit police car

Mar. 29, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they believe alcohol played a role in a crash that happened when a man crashed into a law enforcement vehicle. The Raleigh Police Department said in a news release that a police officer was making a left turn when the man drove through an intersection and...

FILE - In this April 4, 1983, file photo, a high jumping Cozell McQueen (45), left center, and teammates celebrate defeating Houston 54-52 in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

Mar. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 3 and the following story was sent April...

North Carolina sheriff sued over halting pistol permits

Mar. 28, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gun rights activists filed a lawsuit against a North Carolina sheriff who temporarily halted handgun permits amid a surge of interest during the coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit against Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker was filed Friday in federal court by Grass Roots North Carolina,...

Barber shops brace for uncertainty amid coronavirus shutdown

Mar. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carl Rogers said it was a typical Tuesday at D&M Barber Shop in Durham, where he’s cut hair for more than two and a half decades. But this is the last typical Tuesday for a while, as the world seems to be running out of typical things. After 5 p.m. on March 25, D&M and...

Teachers and administrators from Laurel Park Elementary School in Apex, N.C., parade down Westhigh Street in Cary, N.C., Friday, March 27, 2020. The teachers wanted to tell their students that they miss them and care about them.  (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina statewide stay-home order issued by governor

Mar. 27, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that a statewide stay-at-home order will start next week, saying more movement restrictions are needed to blunt the new coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overrun by cases. Cooper said the order will take effect at 5 p.m. Monday...

Randy Barnes, a restaurant worker who has been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, loads food for a customer at a drive thru operated by Carrboro United in Carrboro, N.C., Thursday, March 26, 2020. The food hub is run by restaurant workers who have all been laid off due to coronavirus and they are being paid a living wage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Another wave of N. Carolina residents now under home orders

Mar. 26, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's capital county on Thursday added another 1.1 million state residents to those now or soon under stay-at-home orders to dampen the coronavirus spread, which state officials say has contributed to another death. Elected leaders of Raleigh, Cary and elsewhere in Wake...

Census: Wake County is now North Carolina's largest county

Mar. 26, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County is now North Carolina's largest county, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Thursday as its annual population estimates show the county containing Raleigh surpassing Mecklenburg County. The census said Wake County had an estimated 1,111,761 people as of July 1, with Mecklenburg...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...