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20-year-old who believed he was too healthy to need COVID vaccine dies, NC mom says

A 20-year-old college student in eastern North Carolina has died of COVID-19 related issues — after deciding he was too healthy to need the vaccine. Tyler Gilreath contracted the virus just days after moving to the state’s coast to attend classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, according to his mother, Tamra Demello of Raleigh, N.C.
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With COVID-19 cases dropping across NC, 3 Triangle counties lead the delta dip

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — New cases of COVID-19 have been declining across North Carolina and three Triangle counties are leading the way into the delta dip. Orange, Durham and Chatham counties had three of the state’s four lowest new per capita case numbers over the past week — and they have one important thing in common: High vaccination rates.
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Ambulances Sent to North Carolina Counties for COVID-19 Aid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nine North Carolina counties are benefiting from 25 ambulances and their crews provided by the federal government to help locals struggling to respond to the spikes in calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Division of Emergency Management says the two-person ambulance crews are ready to work...

Executive Order extends school immunization, health assessment deadlines to provide NC families and schools flexibility amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

RALEIGH — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 234 extending, but not waiving, proof-of-immunization and health assessment documentation deadlines for school and child-care facilities. To ensure children are not excluded from school because of increased demands on health care providers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the order will give students and families more time to complete their required vaccines and health assessments. Vaccinations and health assessments are essential to protecting public health and should not be skipped or ignored.

Wearing your mask at the gym? Depends on where you work out.

Raleigh, N.C. — Since Raleigh officials put a local mask mandate back into effect last month, city staff have visited about 30 businesses to check on compliance after receiving complaints. No citations have been issued to date. WRAL Investigates checked out some local gyms, including Crunch Fitness in the Village...

Some struggle to find meaningful work in COVID era of job hunting

Raleigh, N.C. — During the pandemic, it's been well-documented how many businesses are struggling to find enough workers to stay open. But despite the worker shortage in some industries, a segment of people in the Triangle say they're having a tough time finding work outside of the service industry. According to the latest U.S. jobs report, while the unemployment rate fell nationwide last month, only 235,000 jobs were added.
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COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Sept. 28

We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in North Carolina. Check back for updates. At least 1,385,700 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus, and at least 16,285 have died since March 2020, according to state health officials. The N.C. Department of Health...