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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democrats announced that she tested positive on Sunday and has mild symptoms. Adams says she has received four COVID-19 vaccine doses, placed herself in quarantine and is resting. Adams is a former Greensboro city council and General Assembly member who was first elected to Congress in 2014. The 12th District covers most of Mecklenburg County. Congress isn’t expected to reconvene for votes until September.

 

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Police in eastern North Carolina say two customers at a two fast-food restaurant died when a vehicle crashed into the building. It happened Sunday morning at a Hardee’s in Wilson, which is about 40 miles east of Raleigh. The sport utility vehicle struck 58-year-old Christopher Ruffin and 62-year-old Clay Ruffin, both of Wilson. One died at the scene, while the other died at a Greenville hospital. Police identified the driver as 78-year-old Jesse Lawrence of Wilson. He was treated at a hospital and released. Police say they don’t believe the crash to be medical- or impairment-related, and no charges had been announced late Sunday afternoon.

 

SIMS, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Department of Transportation worker was killed when a vehicle struck her as she directed traffic around a fallen tree. A man was later arrested and charged with fleeing the scene. The patrol says 60-year-old Anna Bradshaw worked in DOT’s Wilson County maintenance office. A trooper says she was holding a sign Friday morning along U.S. Highway 264 Alternate when she was struck by a passenger car, but the driver ultimately left. The patrol says Jamari Marquis Powell of Bailey was taken into custody late Friday and charged with felony hit and run.

 

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina’s capital city say six youths were shot at a night club. The Raleigh Police Department said it didn’t have the conditions of each of the four girls and two boys age 12 to 17 who were injured when a fight broke out late Friday. But the department said they were all expected to survive. No arrests had been made as of Saturday. Police say gunfire occurred inside Club Dreams, after which the fight spilled into the parking lot and more shots were fired. News outlets report a private party geared toward teens was going on at the club.