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'I was so dumb,' Apex teacher now in ICU texted friend about not getting vaccinated

Apex, N.C. — Friends say Merridith Mongone was full of life until she contracted COVID-19. Now, she's simply fighting for her life. Mongone, 43, a fourth-grade teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary School in Apex, is in an intensive care unit at UNC Medical Center, in Chapel Hill. WRAL News spoke to a friend visiting her there during a recent look inside the daily battle ICU nurses face amid the latest surge in the coronavirus pandemic.
APEX, NC
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Raleigh community calling for students' expulsion after video surfaces with racist language

Raleigh, N.C. — A video filled with racist, profane and offensive language is stirring tension at a Raleigh private school. Some are calling for two high school students at St. David’s School to be expelled for their actions. An online petition has garnered hundreds of signatures, more than 400 as of Wednesday night. The petition called the video "deeply offensive and hurtful to many."
RALEIGH, NC
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Raleigh firefighter dies unexpectedly

A local fire department is mourning the sudden loss of one of its members. The Raleigh Professional Firefighters Association posted to Facebook late Tuesday saying Michael Jackson of Ladder 20 died unexpectedly. They did not say how Jackson passed away but are asking for thoughts and prayers to his family.
RALEIGH, NC

4 shot, 2 killed in Cumberland County home invasion

Fayetteville, N.C. — Two people were killed in a Wednesday morning home invasion in Cumberland County, authorities said. The home invasion was reported around 5 a.m. at the 1100 block of Charlie Drive, a few blocks from the intersection of Murchison and Shaw roads, just north of Fayetteville. Investigators say...
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC
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Teacher: East Wake High on code red lockdown

WENDELL, N.C. (WRAL) - East Wake High School in Wendell was locked down Tuesday morning, a teacher there told WRAL News. School leaders were investigating a threat posted to social media. A parent sent WRAL News a photo from SnapChat being circulated that showed a gun and the words “Eastwake be ready.”
WENDELL, NC

'I should have gotten vaccinated,' Apex teacher texted friend before winding up in ICU

Apex, N.C. — Friends say Merridith Mongone was full of life until she contracted COVID-19. Now, she's simply fighting for her life. Mongone, 43, a fourth-grade teacher at Scotts Ridge Elementary School in Apex, is in an intensive care unit at UNC Medical Center, in Chapel Hill. WRAL News spoke to a friend visiting her there during a recent look inside the daily battle ICU nurses face amid the latest surge in the coronavirus pandemic.
APEX, NC

GoDurham bus drivers attacked after telling riders to mask up

Durham, N.C. — Police are now checking for problems on GoDurham buses after two drivers were assaulted this month while trying to enforce the requirement that passengers wear masks. Sean Egan, Durham's transportation director, said the latest attack, on Sept. 8, resulted in injuries to the driver. A third driver...
DURHAM, NC
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The Racist PowerPoint Presentation That Got a Sorority Suspended from Methodist University (Watch)

*The Alpha Delta Pi sorority has been indefinitely disbanded from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina after a white sorority member used pictures of Black student football players in a presentation on features she considered “unattractive.”. She reportedly pointed out “big nostrils, dreadlocks and big lips” as physical features she...
FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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The Racist PowerPoint Presentation That Got a Sorority Suspended (Watch)

The Alpha Delta Pi sorority has been indefinitely disbanded from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina after a white sorority member used pictures of Black student football players in a presentation on features she considered “unattractive.”. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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