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Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

A man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant, police said.

Smoky Mountains park to hold town halls on Black history

Officials with Great Smoky Mountains National Park have scheduled three town hall events to introduce the public to the history of Blacks within and around the park.

Angry over 2020 ballot deal, NC Republicans vote to limit AG

The flap over absentee ballots in North Carolina’s 2020 election resurfaced Wednesday at the General Assembly as Republicans gave final approval to legislation that would limit Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein’s ability to enter future legal settlements.

SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer.

North Carolina man charged after 17-month-old left in hot car

Police in a North Carolina city have filed charges against a man after his 17-month-old child was left inside a car outside his home.

Eastern North Carolina man accused of sex offenses against teenager

A North Carolina sheriff's office says a man has been arrested for sex offenses involving a teenager.

Nicholas crawls into Louisiana from Texas, dumping rain

Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression as it crawled from Texas into southern Louisiana on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rain across a landscape where Hurricane Ida destroyed thousands of rooftops now covered with flimsy tarps.

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said Tuesday.

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Gov. Cooper to give COVID-19 update this afternoon

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to give an update on the state's response to COVID-19.

Novant Health suspends hundreds of employees over COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Novant Health released an update on Tuesday on its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program for employees.

North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Authorities have arrested a man who they say assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home.

Pet Pals: 6-month-old Pitbull is looking for his forever home

This week’s Pet Pal is a 6-month-old Pitbull named Prince and is in need of a forever home after being found as a stray.