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EXPLAINER: Will NC tenants be evicted when moratorium ends?

Jul. 30, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...

Police: Man placed racist stickers at Mexican restaurants

Jul. 28, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — A man was charged with ethnic intimidation after he placed stickers saying “I love being white” in and around two Mexican restaurants in North Carolina, police said. Cary Police Capt. John Reeves said John Kantz, 60, was arrested on Monday after...

WakeMed to require all workers get COVID-19 vaccine

Jul. 27, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another major North Carolina hospital system will require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine. WakeMed Health & Hospitals informed its staff last week of its decision and confirmed the plan to The Associated Press on Tuesday. ...

Ex-North Carolina prison manager sentenced for embezzlement

Jul. 27, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina prison manager has been sentenced to at least four and a half years in prison for embezzling more than $260,000 from the state over nearly eight years. Michael Scott Ragan, 50, was a former business officer at Central Prison...

Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting customer

Jul. 23, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer earlier this year, according to a North Carolina sheriff's office. A news release from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office says investigators have charged Muhammad Arslan Afzal with...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...

Major North Carolina hospitals to order staff to get vaccine

Jul. 22, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state's largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to continue working at their facilities. The sites that will soon mandate...

North Carolina man sent to prison for stabbing jail guard

Jul. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for assaulting a jail guard with a 6-inch metal shank in 2019, according to a federal prosecutor. G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

North Carolina county to pay $1.25M to crash victim's family

Jul. 21, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The family of a woman killed in a crash with a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy earlier this year will receive $1.25 million in a settlement agreement. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the settlement was...