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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...

Wake County begins vaccinating kids 5-11 against COVID-19

From staff reports
| November 8, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County Public Health began vaccinating kids between 5-11 years old Monday. The public...

Wake Forest in holding pattern with federal funds

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 8, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest is waiting for final guidance before making decisions regardin...

Wake Forest ends mask mandate at town facilities

From staff reports
| November 8, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Masks are no longer required in town of Wake Forest-owned facilities. COVID-19 cases a...

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

Coronavirus Crisis

Knightdale, Rolesville, Zebulon to continue mask mandate

From staff reports
| November 3, 2021

Three towns and the county will continue the mask mandate, according to the Wake County Public Healt...

Wake Public Health offers vaccine boosters at 5 clinics

From staff reports
| November 1, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wake County Public Health team is offering booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnso...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Brookdale has third COVID-19 outbreak

From staff reports
| October 7, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A third outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred at Brookdale Wake Forest, according to the W...

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...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Third COVID-19 outbreak identified at the Addison of Knightdale

From staff reports
| October 4, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — The Addison of Knightdale has a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19, Wake County Public Heat...

Franklin County receives 2 ambulances, crews from FEMA

From staff reports
| September 28, 2021

LOUISBURG — Franklin County received two advanced life support ambulances, each with a two-person cr...

Wake County will begin vaccinating people 75 and older against COVID-19 next week.

87% of Wake County employees vaccinated after mandate

From staff reports
| September 22, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake County said 87% of its employees have attested they are fully vaccinated as of Monday...

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...

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...

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 23, 2021

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


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