Coronavirus


A vaccination clinic in Wake County this week (Pool photo by Robert Willett/News & Observer)
Masks Can Come Off in Most Places in NC, Gov. Cooper Announces

Gov. Roy Cooper rolled back many of the pandemic restrictions, while calling on unvaccinated people to wear masks until they get their shots.

A certified medical assistant prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The US took a major step in the pandemic this week by clearing the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-15. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
This Duke Pediatrician Explains Why the Pfizer Vaccine Is Safe for Kids 12 and Up

Here’s what to know about how the Pfizer vaccine works in adolescents, and what to expect.

In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the NC Senate floor. Chaudhuri is one of several Democrats who sponsored COVID relief bills this week tailored to lower-income and middle-class North Carolina families.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
Struggling NC Families Could Get Some Much Needed Help—Including $1,000 Checks—If These Bills Pass

Legislation filed in North Carolina takes on COVID relief for pandemic job losses, broadband internet, and tax credits for working families.

Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Dobbins Air Reserve Base April 29, 2021, in Marietta, Georgia. Friday, April 30 marked 100 days in office for Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The Top 10 Things Joe Biden Has Done in His First 100 Days

From hefty stimulus checks to emergency housing assistance and small business relief, President Biden has been a whirlwind in his first 100 days.

The pandemic has upended Ramadan for the second year in a row. Stylist Lamia Ashour of Charlotte tells us how she's adapting.
With Ramadan Upended Again by COVID, One Charlotte Woman Took Her Celebration Global

Each Ramadan, NC's Lamia Ashour looks for ways to uphold the Islamic tenet of giving, but the pandemic is complicating things again.

Gov. Roy Cooper says NC to ease some coronavirus restrictions.
With Vaccinations Going Up, Cooper Announces He’ll Relax COVID Restrictions in NC

With more people vaccinated, NC Gov. Roy Cooper is ready to lift restrictions that limited capacity at restaurants, bars and more.