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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 ...

COVID-19 cases are rising statewide due to the delta variant, the N.C. DHHS said.

Coronavirus Crisis

School outbreaks continue to push COVID-19 cases up

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — COVID-19 cases are rising across the state due to the delta variant, according to the N.C....

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 9, 2021

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

Medical assistant Chaundra Braxton takes the temperature of a man during drive-thru COVID-19 testing outside the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest in June.

Coronavirus Crisis

Franklin County to start drive-thru COVID-19 testing again

From staff reports
| September 3, 2021

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Health Department will be resuming drive-thru COVID-19 testing in it...

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...

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, ...

Jesse Bennett

OPINION

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

YOU DECIDE

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...

Franchise owner offers unique signing bonus: Donations to charity

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| August 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — It seems like everyone is hiring right now. Most businesses are offering signing bonus...

Dr. Jose Cabañas, chief medical officer, talks about the high volume of emergency calls Wake EMS received in August.

Coronavirus Crisis

Lack of beds, long waits, sicker patients: Wake hospitals strained by COVID-19 surge

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| August 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Doctors from several Triangle hospitals met Wednesday morning to discuss capacity issues a...

Kerianne Crockett

COMMENTARY

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.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

State launches ‘TeenVaxFacts’ educational website

For Restoration NewsMedia
| August 24, 2021

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

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases produced this creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

Coronavirus Crisis

County says Wake Forest nursing home has 3rd outbreak

From staff reports
| August 23, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake County Public Health identified COVID-19 outbreaks at three nursing homes, in...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

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 ...

Earic Bonner

COMMENTARY

The time to get vaccinated is now

By Earic Bonner
| August 19, 2021

This pandemic is far from over. Right now, COVID-19 cases and deaths are increasing again in eastern...

Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair Matt Calabria

Coronavirus crisis

Wake County mask mandate goes into effect Friday

From staff reports
| August 19, 2021

Wake County and several of its municipalities are putting in place a new mask mandate this week.  Th...


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