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Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 virus particles are shown in a transmission electron micrograph isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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Nash UNC Health Care offers outpatient COVID treatment

For The Enterprise
| April 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Nash UNC Health Care is participating in an investigational infusion therapy for COVID...

In partnership with Labcorp, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will provide 35,000 Pixel by Labcorp COVID-19 PCR test collection kits to qualifying residents as part of a pilot program.

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Free COVID-19 home test kits available

From staff reports
| April 12, 2021

State officials are offering free COVID-19 home test collection kits to low-income, disabled and hom...

Disposed syringes are shown following a recent mass vaccination clinic in neighboring Wilson County.

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Nash County expands virus vaccine rollout

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 22, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County has begun scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for the first part of Gro...

A corner tower is shown Friday at Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn. Two inmates died in a hospital last week after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Franklin County state prison reports 2 virus deaths

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 15, 2021

BUNN — Two inmates at the Franklin Correctional Center died Friday after testing positive for COVID-...

The Rocky Mount Sports Complex is shown in an aerial image.

Rocky Mount reopens parks and rec facilities

For The Enterprise
| March 15, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 195, which eases some restrictions on business a...

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Butterfield votes to pass COVID-19 relief bill

From staff reports
| March 10, 2021

Rep. G.K. Butterfield applauded the passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill following a fina...

Nash County Board of Education member Doneva Chavis receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a Feb. 26 mobile clinic. Nearly 20,000 first and second doses have been administered in Nash County. For more information about receiving a vaccination, call the county's COVID-19 hotline at 252-462-2079.

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Nash sees increase in virus vaccine doses

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 8, 2021

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Health Department received one of its largest shipments of first-dose CO...

The Rev. Thomas Walker, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, receives his COVID-19 vaccination on Thursday. Walker said he wanted to be vaccinated in front of news cameras to help encourage local Black community members to get their shots.

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Pastor encouraging Black residents to vaccinate

From staff reports
| March 1, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A well-known civil rights leader has received the novel coronavirus vaccination to enc...

Gov. Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, trade places at the lectern during a press briefing on the COVID-19 virus and vaccine efforts on Dec. 30 at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

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Cooper to ease restrictions as COVID-19 cases decline

By Olivia Neeley
| February 24, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper says he’ll start easing COVID-19 restrictions on Friday following a sustained decrea...

Inmates play basketball at Nash Correctional Institution in April, weeks after such recreational activities were to be suspended to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Nash prison reports 2 virus deaths; 15% of inmates have active cases

By Lindell J. Kay
| February 22, 2021

MOMEYER — Two inmates at Nash Correctional Institution died last week after testing positive for the...

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Nash County rolling out virus vaccines

By Lindell J. Kay
| February 22, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County health care providers are set to receive 1,600 first-round doses of coronavi...

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

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Panel to discuss Black views on coronavirus, vaccines

From staff reports
| February 19, 2021

A virtual panel discussion is planned Tuesday to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the Bla...

State Sen. Lisa Barnes, left, meets Diana Gause's kindergarten class at Youngsville Academy, a charter school in Franklin County. Barnes recently voted for legislation to reopen schools for in-person instruction while allowing for continued online learning for parents who want to keep their children at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nash County Public Schools to reopen March 1

By Lindell J. Kay
| February 15, 2021

NASHVILLE — Public school students in Nash County will be allowed to return to the classroom March 1...

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

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Vaccine shipments on their way to Nash

By Lindell J. Kay
| February 8, 2021

NASHVILLE — New coronavirus vaccine shipments are on their way to Nash County, according to local pu...

The Nash County Health Department, N.C. National Guard, local law enforcement officers and county employees joined forces last week to administer second-dose coronavirus vaccines to almost 900 people at Nash Central High School.

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2nd vaccine doses given, more on the way

From staff reports
| February 1, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nearly 900 people in Nash County received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last...

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.

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Meal delivery volunteers needed

By Lindell J. Kay
| February 1, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to elderly people in southern Nash County ...

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response at the N.C. Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.

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Governor extends coronavirus orders, says more vaccines coming

By Olivia Neeley
| January 27, 2021

Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state’s modified stay-at-home order Wednesday in an effort to slow the ...

Airman 1st Class Emily Riddles, assigned to the N.C. Air National Guard's 156th aeromedical evacuation squadron, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Raleigh's Central Prison in this image from the National Guard. Roughly 240 Guardsmen are on COVID-19 vaccination support missions across the state.

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State prisons begin virus vaccinations

From staff reports
| January 25, 2021

The state’s prison system has received its first allocation of the coronavirus vaccine, and inoculat...

Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 virus particles are shown in a transmission electron micrograph isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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Nash County at critical COVID-19 stage

From staff reports
| January 25, 2021

Nash County remains in the red when it comes to COVID-19.  The color code, issued by state public he...

E. Bulluck

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Nash schools won't reopen until March

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 25, 2021

NASHVILLE — Originally set to reopen this week, Nash County Public Schools won’t see face-to-face instruction until at least March...


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Bailey man arrested on 17 outstanding warrants

By Olivia Neeley
| May 5, 2021

WILSON — Police say a traffic stop led officers to arrest a Bailey man wanted on 17 outstanding arre...

A vehicle similar to this Smart Fortwo was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in mid-April, according to Rocky Mount police.

Vehicle information released in deadly hit-and-run crash

By Lindell J. Kay
| May 5, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities have identified the type of vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run last m...

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Goldsboro man wins $200,000 scratch-off prize

For The Enterprise
| May 5, 2021

RALEIGH — Moleck Pridgen of Goldsboro scored the latest $200,000 Double Cash Doubler top prize. “It ...

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