Closings and delays

WSSU football player making progress, no longer wearing halo

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Christmas came early for the Gaddy family.

Marquise Gaddy, a football player at Winston-Salem State who was severely injured in a tackling drill in September, had the bulky halo supporting his neck removed Thursday night after almost three months.

“It was a long 12 weeks,” Shanda Gaddy, Gaddy’s mother, said by telephone from Charlotte on Friday morning.

The device, used to manage spine injuries and keep damage to the neck at a minimum, came off ahead of schedule.

Read more: Winston-Salem Journal