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

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson County charts 8 new virus-related deaths

By Olivia Neeley
| January 21, 2021

Wilson County reported eight new COVID-19-related deaths since Friday, bringing the pandemic’s death...

Roberto Rosales, a coordinator with the N.C. Cooperative Extension's farmworker health and safety program, carries boxes of personal protective supplies from the Wilson County Agricultural Center on Wednesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farmworkers receive COVID-19 protective gear

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 21, 2021

Farm trucks arrived at the Wilson County Agricultural Center in 10-minute intervals Wednesday as N.C...

Wilson County Board of Education Chairwoman Christine Fitch listens to a Wilson County Schools administrator during Tuesday's special meeting.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson schools in remote learning until March

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 19, 2021

A divided Wilson County Board of Education voted Tuesday to extend remote learning for most Wilson C...

Wilson resident Larry Woodard receives his COVID-19 vaccine from Angela Peterson of Carolina Family Health Centers.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Drive-thru clinic vaccinates 2,200 people

By Olivia Neeley
| January 20, 2021

Larry Crawford went to bed early Monday night, but the 70-year-old couldn’t sleep.  At 2:30 a.m., he...

A student gets help bringing his belongings back to a Barton College dormitory on Saturday. Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Barton College adds new coronavirus measures

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 18, 2021

Barton College students are returning to campus for spring semester classes this week with additional mea...

Roberto Rosales, left, Javier Rivera and Olivia Antonio are part of the N.C. Cooperative Extension's Farmworker Health and Safety Education program.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farm safety program adds workers, counties

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County will be the home base for an expanded Farmwor...

A “Heroes Still Work Here” message outside Wilson Medical Center recognizes staff members' contributions to the fight against COVID-19. The hospital is reporting a critical increase in the number of patients with the virus.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson Medical Center has ‘critical’ virus surge

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 11, 2021

Hospitals in eastern North Carolina are experiencing a surge of positive COVID-19 patients, and that...

Wilson County Health Department employees field calls and make vaccine appointments through the agency's COVID-19 hotline last week. To accommodate the high call volume, county officials launched a new hotline on Monday. Call 252-360-0500 to schedule a vaccine appointment or ask questions about COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson County launches new vaccination hotline

By Olivia Neeley
| January 11, 2021

Despite hiccups with its phone system last week, the Wilson County Health Department has been able t...

A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Out-of-state residents can get COVID vaccine in North Carolina

By Bryan Anderson
| January 11, 2021

RALEIGH — Residents of neighboring states are able to come into North Carolina to get a coronavirus ...

Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs, in the black and white striped shirt at right, visits the Wayfinders of North Carolina's food distribution to thank and encourage volunteers.

THE RALEIGH REPORT

A message to my community

By Linda Cooper-Suggs
| January 9, 2021

The world witnessed a symbol of U.S. democracy under assault on Wednesday as the Capitol came under ...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

COMMENTARY

A stimulus for the nonprofit sector

By Hal Tarleton
| January 9, 2021

Have you received your stimulus check? Have you spent it?  Did you take the money and run, spending ...

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.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, highest 1-day case count

By Olivia Neeley
| January 7, 2021

The state and Wilson County on Thursday reported their highest single-day counts of newly confirmed ...

A rental sign is posted in front of an apartment complex in Phoenix on July 14.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson landlords seek relief from nonpaying renters

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 7, 2021

For Wilson landlords, 2020 seemed to be off to a good start with high occupancy levels, but the opti...

Newby

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

New NC chief justice seeks vaccine access for court system

By Gary D. Robertson
| January 7, 2021

RALEIGH  — North Carolina's new chief justice says he's asked Gov. Roy Cooper to consider getting CO...

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.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson vaccine appointments paused; Cooper extends curfew

By Olivia Neeley
| January 7, 2021

The Wilson County Health Department has filled its appointments for all available COVID-19 vaccinati...

Wilson County's immunization coordinator, Stacy Wilson, prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to former Gov. Jim Hunt on Wednesday. Wife Carolyn Hunt, right, also received the vaccine.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Gov. Jim Hunt: Vaccines represent 'a new beginning'

By Olivia Neeley
| January 6, 2021

Former Gov. Jim Hunt and his wife, Carolyn, rolled up their sleeves Wednesday to do their part in th...

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.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Most NC nursing home workers are refusing COVID vaccine

By Bryan Anderson
| January 6, 2021

RALEIGH  — North Carolina’s top public health official said Tuesday that most nursing home workers a...

Oliver Hedgepeth

COMMENTARY

Don't let wintering become normal

By Oliver Hedgepeth
| January 4, 2021

Whether you live in Wilson or really anywhere in the world, you are likely having a personal “winter...

Valerie Bullock, Wilson County Health Department nursing director, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Wilson County Health Department begins COVID-19 vaccinations

By Drew C. Wilson
| December 24, 2020

The Wilson County Health Department has received COVID-19 vaccinations and began inoculations on Wed...

Butterfield

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Butterfield applauds coronavirus aid package

From staff reports
| December 23, 2020

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield gave his stamp of approval to the COVID-19 relief bill that sailed throug...


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