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The Latest: Garth Brooks reassesses touring during pandemic

Aug. 03, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country. Brooks says in a statement that while he is scheduled to play the next two tour stops in...

Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

Aug. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was tired of waiting for federal rental assistance and wondered aloud “what they’re doing with that money?” Hours later, Luis...

NC Senate OKs parental consent for children's virus vaccine

Aug. 03, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Young people would need parental permission now before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina legislation approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate. The bill, which now must return to the House for consideration, contains a parent...

North Carolina man killed in Blue Ridge Parkway cycle crash

Aug. 03, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been killed in a motorcycle crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the second such death on the parkway within a week, the National Park Service said. According to a statement from the park service, Shawn Emory, 39, of...

‘Honorary grandmother’ of North Carolina wild horses dies

Aug. 03, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A beloved wild horse that was one of the oldest mares in the herd that roams North Carolina’s Outer Banks has died, officials said. Hazel was believed to be close to 30 years old, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. She...

NC court tosses murder conviction, citing lack of evidence

Aug. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Murder and robbery charges against a North Carolina man convicted of killing his co-worker should have been dismissed because there was insufficient evidence at trial to implicate him, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. David Myron Dover was...

NC Rep. Jerry Carter, longtime Baptist minister, dies at 66

Aug. 03, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Jerry Carter, a longtime Baptist pastor who joined the legislature two years ago, died early Tuesday at age 66, a fellow minister said. Carter died at Duke Hospital in Durham from complications after surgery late last week...

N. Carolina city council votes for permanent statue removal

Aug. 03, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city council that voted more than a year ago to remove two Confederate statues has decided to keep them out of downtown for good. The Wilmington City Council made the decision on the two statues Monday, news outlets reported. In...

More North Carolinians getting COVID shot amid delta variant

Aug. 03, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More North Carolinians came in for a COVID-19 vaccine last week than on any given week over the past two months, according to data state health officials released Tuesday. More than 74,000 people were vaccinated for the first time, an encouraging...

Witness reported helicopter landing in field before crash

Aug. 03, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

POINT HARBOR, N.C. (AP) — Before a helicopter crashed along the coast of North Carolina last month, killing two Virginia men, it was seen landing in a field and taking off again, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The Robinson...