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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


‘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


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


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


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


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...


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...

Thomas L. Knapp


COVID-19: Technocracy flowered, then failed

By Thomas L. Knapp
| September 2, 2021

History is littered with social and political movements which, while failing to survive as movements...

Patrick Woodie


Vaccinations are the path to normalcy

By Kelly Calabria and Patrick Woodie
| August 31, 2021

As we enter the final days of summer, our state is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, ...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 claims another 5 Granville lives as new cases reach 8-month high

From staff reports
| August 30, 2021

HENDERSON — The regional health department reported five additional Granville County deaths from COV...

Jesse Bennett


To help end overdoses, NC must expand Medicaid

By Jesse Bennett
| August 30, 2021

Behind the headlines of COVID-19 deaths, the story of North Carolina’s drastic increase in fatal dru...

Mike Walden


Is a 2nd round of the COVID recession on the way?

By Mike Walden
| August 28, 2021

Just when we thought things were getting better, could they go the other way and get worse? For mos...

Granville health department offering 3rd doses to some

From staff reports
| August 25, 2021

HENDERSON — Granville Vance Public Health says it is now offering a third dose of the COVID-19 vacci...

Kerianne Crockett


COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t affect reproductive system

By Kerianne Crockett
| August 25, 2021

An increasing number of pregnant patients have been hospitalized around the country, including here ...

A Wilson County Health Department employee administers a COVID-19 vaccination in Stantonsburg.


State launches ‘TeenVaxFacts’ educational website

For Restoration NewsMedia
| August 24, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has launched, a website ...


Immunocompromised patients eligible for 3rd vaccine dose

By Laura Lee
| August 23, 2021

North Carolinians with compromised immune systems may now receive a third COVID-19 vaccine shot. On ...

Granville Health System gets state funds for COVID-19 testing

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| August 19, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina received more than $4.9 million in federal funds for small rural hospitals ...

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