Union Leader wire services August 20. 2018 12:04AM GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship by three shots on Sunday after his only remaining threat, C.T. Pan, drove out of bounds at the final hole.Snedeker and Taiwan’s Pan were tied until Pan’s mistake at the par-four 18th led to a double bogey and afforded Snedeker the luxury of needing only a bogey at the hole.Snedeker instead finished in style with a birdie to complete a wire-to-wire victory.He opened with a 59, and closed with a five-under-par 65 at Sedgefield Country Club.Snedeker finished at 21-under 259 for his ninth PGA Tour victory.Pan (66) tied with American Webb Simpson (62) for second at 18 under in the final regular season event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs start on Thursday.Snedeker also won the 2007 Wyndham Championship, the final year the event was held at Forest Oaks Country Club. That was Snedeker’s first PGA Tour victory.Pan, aiming for his first victory on the … [Read more...] about Snedeker holds on to take N.C. event
The Brevard, N.C. McDonald's "voluntarily" closed for a few days last week. (Google Maps) Public health officials are confirming that a contagious norovirus was not caused by an outbreak of cyclosporiasis contamination in North Carolina linked to McDonald's salads. Transylvania Times reported that updated lab tests have ruled out norovirus as the cause of over 200 people falling ill last week in the Brevard area. According to Food Safety News, many of the sick individuals claimed to have recently consumed food or drink from the fast-food chain’s location in at 251 Asheville Hwy. in Brevard. BOY IN WHEELCHAIR PULLS HIMSELF TO FEET FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM AT TENNESSEE FAIR “Transylvania Public Health (TPH) has received confirmatory laboratory tests from the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health,” TPH spokesperson Tara Rybka told the outlet on August 3. “Of those people who were tested by their medical providers, a majority was positive for norovirus. We … [Read more...] about Norovirus outbreak among N.C. McDonald’s customers not linked to cyclosporiasis in salads: report
MONROE, N.C. -- A teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 was still at large Monday, and authorities said they hoped to track him through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests. Neighbors were asked to check their home security cameras for possible clues, said Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood. He said a camouflage hat and BB pistol found along with a metal cash box was found in some nearby woods and could be checked for fingerprints and DNA. The 9-year-old lemonade vendor said a teenager wearing a similar hat and a black shirt pointed a black handgun at him and took his cash box Saturday afternoon in Monroe, about 30 miles southeast of Charlotte. "We think we are making positive traction" in the investigation, Underwood said. Neighbor Kelly Smith said she noticed the boy's stand with its yellow sign offering "organic lemonade" at a traffic roundabout at the entrance to her planned community as she left to pick up her … [Read more...] about Lemonade stand robber on the run in N.C.
By The Associated Press | PUBLISHED: July 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm | UPDATED: July 31, 2018 at 4:17 pm By EMERY P. DALESIO RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s largest health insurer said Tuesday it’s cutting some individual premiums for the first time in over a quarter century, but next year’s savings on subsidized “Obamacare” coverage would have been much larger if Washington had left the law alone. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said it proposed prices to state insurance regulators that could lower rates for next year’s Affordable Care Act policies by 4.1 percent on average. North Carolina has one of the country’s highest enrollment levels in ACA policies and Blue Cross has more than 475,000 customers in the plans offered in all 100 counties. “I’m not aware of any plan of our size, almost 500,000 members, with this amount of decrease,” Chief Executive Officer Patrick Conway said in an interview. Despite … [Read more...] about N.C. Blue Cross cutting ‘Obamacare’ premiums, Minnesota to follow
Former pro baseball player Cord Sandberg announced Monday afternoon (July 30) that he'll play college football for Auburn. LSU was in the running to land the former four-star quarterback who signed with Mississippi State in 2012 but opted to join the Philadelphia Phillies organization that year instead. Sandberg will now suit up for Auburn instead this fall. Sandberg spent the pasts six seasons in the Phillies minor league system before deciding to try his hand at college football. In July he told Rivals.com that his finalists were Auburn, LSU and N.C. State. Auburn was the only program of those three where Sandberg was able to immediately go on scholarship. He would've had to walk on at both N.C. State and LSU. Missing out on Sandberg isn't that big a blow to the Tigers as they landed Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow this summer and already hold commitments from 2019 Alabama dual-threat passer Peter Parrish as well as Ponchatoula 2020 prospect TJ Finley. … [Read more...] about Former pro baseball playing quarterback Cord Sandberg picks Auburn over LSU, N.C. State