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Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

How well has North Carolina dealt with COVID?

By Mike Walden
| April 23, 2022

Even though COVID-19 continues with its variants, medical experts are hopeful the virus is becoming ...

John Hood

OPINION

Feds blew it on COVID relief

By John Hood
| March 28, 2022

If ever there was justification for sudden, expedited, large-scale federal expenditure, the COVID cr...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Keep the kids in class

By Tom Campbell
| January 22, 2022

Omicron is spreading faster than kudzu, especially among our children. Some educators and health off...

John Hood

OPINION

School closures were too risky

By John Hood
| January 8, 2022

When the news broke on Monday that one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Cumberland Coun...

T. Ryan Gallaher

COMMENTARY

Omicron brings urgency for vaccination, safety habits

By T. Ryan Gallaher
| January 5, 2022

As eastern North Carolina continues to see rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the ...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Back where we began

By Tom Campbell
| December 22, 2021

Over the past few days, it has felt like we were ending 2021 where we started it — in the throes of ...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Omicron: Next step from pandemic to endemic?

By Thomas L. Knapp
| November 30, 2021

South Africa reported detection of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus to the World Health Organizat...

Patricia Schoch

COMMENTARY

In pandemic’s wake, who are we now?

By Patricia Schoch
| November 29, 2021

I recently watched a fascinatingly terrifying miniseries called “Hot Zone” that dramatized the searc...

Creedmoor City Hall

Creedmoor to use federal funds to boost business, SGWASA

By Amanda Dixon
| November 9, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Federal funds will pay for new city employees, a program to boost local business and pro...

Coronavirus Crisis

Granville records 100th death from COVID-19 as vaccine made available to kids

From staff reports
| November 8, 2021

COVID-19 has now killed more than 100 people in Granville County.  The Nov. 5 update from Granville-...

Butner Town Hall

Butner offering staff $400 to vaccinate

By Amanda Dixon
| October 18, 2021

BUTNER — The town is offering bonuses to its employees — if enough of them roll up their sleeves to ...

Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

Booster shots now available; clinic on Friday to offer third doses

From staff reports
| September 30, 2021

HENDERSON — Granville Vance Public Health has scheduled two mass vaccination clinics to administer t...

Wilson Preparatory Academy students wear masks during a class last week.

Granville schools keeps mask rules, opts in to COVID-19 testing program

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| September 24, 2021

OXFORD — At its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 13, the Granville County Board of Education vot...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

‘It can’t happen here,’ Down Under edition

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 20, 2021

Clever tweets tend to morph in content and meaning over time. I don’t know where this one originated...

Tom Campbell

OPINION

Avoiding another failed school year

By Tom Campbell
| September 16, 2021

There’s no sugarcoating it: More that 50% of North Carolina’s schoolchildren failed to achieve grade...

John Hood

OPINION

Biden's mandate goes too far

By John Hood
| September 16, 2021

RALEIGH — I got the COVID-19 vaccine shortly after it became publicly available. I did so because I ...

Health officials urge flu vaccinations as COVID-19 cases remain high

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — Public health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging N...

Dr. Matthew Ledoux

COMMENTARY

Vaccinations, masks create safe learning environments

By Dr. Matthew Ledoux
| September 10, 2021

As a pediatrician serving eastern North Carolina, as well as a father to school-aged children, I tru...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

Biden's vaccine mandate isn't about COVID-19

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 10, 2021

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” President Joe Biden said as he announced his...

OPINION

Lying leaders can’t be truth police

By Corey Friedman
| September 23, 2021

If you think the federal government should act swiftly to remove coronavirus fibs and falsehoods fro...


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