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Raleigh orders halt to hyperbaric wellness treatments

Jun. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Raleigh Fire Department has ordered a wellness company to stop offering an oxygen-rich hyperbaric therapy treatment because of the fire risk. Officials with Restore Hyper Wellness tell the Raleigh News and Observer they are working with city and state fire...

Report: NC hospitals that got COVID-19 relief reaped profits

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s seven largest hospital systems reaped sizeable financial benefits last year, even as they received billions of dollars in federal assistance during the pandemic, according to a report released Wednesday from the State Treasurer’s Office. ...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

NC appeals court won't strike down medical certificate law

Jun. 21, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request by an eastern North Carolina eye doctor to strike down a state law that requires regulators to agree new operating rooms are needed in his region before they could be built. A three-judge panel of the...

James Beard Awards recognize NC chefs, restaurants

Jun. 18, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Starting with a small fried fish shack in Durham, chef Ricky Moore is on top of the culinary world. Moore is North Carolina’s latest James Beard award winner, bringing home Best Chef: Southeast for his Saltbox Seafood Joint. Known as the...

No charges for North Carolina police officers in shooting

Jun. 16, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor has decided against filing charges against officers who shot and killed a knife-wielding man. His widow and activists called for more training in de-escalation tactics and non-fatal responses. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin...

Police, civil rights group in $336K accord over 2020 protest

Jun. 15, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A city and two law enforcement agencies in a North Carolina county will pay $336,000 to a group of plaintiffs to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2020 protest in which demonstrators were pepper-sprayed during a get-out-the-vote rally. The American Civil...

Back in time: NC House convenes session at old 1840 Capitol

Jun. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House returned to the state's old 1840 Capitol building for a floor session Tuesday, the first by a General Assembly body there in three years. Members and guests crammed into the old House chamber in the early afternoon to vote on two...

NC treasurer pushes for patient charity care in legislation

Jun. 07, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Passing legislation to require North Carolina hospitals to provide minimum levels of free or discounted care to low- and middle-income residents not covered by insurance and offer generous repayment options is the “moral thing to do,” State Treasurer Dale Folwell said...

Students of color push back on calls for police in schools

Jun. 05, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students. But police inside schools can make some students more uneasy, not...