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A nurse at the Nash County Health Department administers a coronavirus vaccine in this file photo. Booster shots are now being offered.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

70% of NC adults have received 1st COVID vaccine dose

For The Enterprise
| October 11, 2021

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced a significant milestone in the fight agai...

This undated image provided by Merck & Co. shows the company's new antiviral medication. The drugmaker said its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

ECU begins clinical trials for Merck’s COVID-19 pill

For the Times
| October 9, 2021

GREENVILLE — Researchers at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine are enrolling subjec...

Patricia Schoch

OPINION

Let’s get this thing done

By Patricia Schoch
| October 6, 2021

I threw around ideas in my mind for the topic of this column, but in the end, I settled on a tired o...

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...

Gailliard

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Church, health department partner to encourage vaccinations

For The Enterprise
| September 19, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Because Nash and Edgecombe counties have a low percentage of fully vaccinated people, ...

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, third from left, speaks during a parental choice rally opposing school mask mandates outside the Johnston County Board of Education building.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Cawthorn rallies school mask mandate opponents

By Taylor Heeden
| September 20, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A western North Carolina congressman joined Johnston County residents on Tuesday to pro...

Opponents of a mask mandate in Johnston schools march to the Board of Education building on Sept. 14.

Johnstonians protest mask mandate

By Taylor Heeden
| September 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A congressman from Western North Carolina joined Johnston residents on Sept. 14 to prot...

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 ...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Coronavirus cases up in Nash County

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County saw nearly 500 new coronavirus cases in a single week this month. From Sept...

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...

Health officials urge flu vaccinations as COVID cases remain high

For The Enterprise
| 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...

Some top-shelf vodkas have been hard to come by. Some tequilas too.

Pandemic squeezes liquor supply

By Scott Bolejack
| September 7, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Shortages of liquor, labor and glass have combined to thin the shelves at Johnston ABC ...

Southern Nash High School accounted for 14 of Nash County Public Schools' 93 coronavirus cases reported as of Friday, according to district officials.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Southern Nash High School has most new coronavirus cases

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 4, 2021

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash High School is leading its school district in new COVID-19 cases since the...

Thomas L. Knapp

OPINION

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...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Nash vaccine numbers barely moving the needle

From staff reports
| September 5, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate has inched up 1% in the past week, according to ...

Patrick Woodie

COMMENTARY

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, ...


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