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After a racially disproportionate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lenoir County in Kinston, locals are focusing more on getting the shot to locals. (Image via screenshot)
After a Bumpy Vaccine Rollout, This Is How One Eastern North Carolina County Put Locals First

Triangle residents drove 90 minutes to get a vaccine in Lenoir County, making for a racially disproportionate rollout in Kinston.

Alana Gill receives the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Stony Brook University on April 6,. (Image via Getty Images/Raychel Brightman of Newsday)
Roll Up Those Sleeves. NC Makes Vaccines Available to Anyone Over 16.

Anyone over 16 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine in NC, though challenges remain finding appointments.

In this January 2021 file photo, a medical professional heads to the parking lot at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.)
Gov. Cooper: Opening Vaccine to All Adults Will Guard Against COVID-19 Resurgence

North Carolina reporting successful rollout of COVID-19 vaccine. But Cooper says some still need convincing to get their shot.

Bartender Alex Wright sanitizes a table before opening Barbès, a popular neighborhood music venue and bar converted to a bottle shop and mostly-outdoor bar during the the coronavirus pandemic in New York in December. (Image via AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Great Work, NC: Cooper Is Lifting A Bunch of COVID-19 Restrictions

More people will be allowed in NC museums, sports venues, restaurants and more with Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

The production line at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, based out of North Carolina. The famed company is giving away doughnuts to people getting their COVID vaccine. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Considering the COVID Vaccine? Krispy Kreme Will Give You a Donut Per Day

The North Carolina-based doughnut gods at Krispy Kreme want to sweeten the deal for those signing up for their COVID vaccine shots.

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

A woman wearing a face mask walks a dog in Washington, D.C., in March. (Image via Getty Images)
COVID Variants Are a Serious but Manageable Threat in NC, Expert Says

Here’s what you need to know about COVID variants in North Carolina and how to protect you and your family.