Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


How COVID-19 spread from one family party in Catawba County to 41 people. Image via Catawba Co. Public Health.
Long Waits for Tests Means COVID-19 Can Spread Faster

Labs taking a week or more to give COVID-19 test results, harming NC’s efforts to slow disease’s spread. People are waiting days to get their results from COVID-19 tests in North Carolina, delays that public health experts say undermine efforts to suppress the virus’ spread.   In some cases, commercial labs in North Carolina are taking...

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Teachers Say COVID-19 Too Much of a Risk to Reopen NC Schools

Gov. Cooper announcing his decision today about how, or if, NC schools will reopen. Teachers are wary of the possibility of the state’s public schools reopening, given the apparently unrelenting threat that COVID-19 poses in the state.  “As much as we want to go back, and as much as you might need us [to] so...

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Quarantining? You Can Register to Vote Online Now in NC. Here’s How.

NC officials are emphasizing new online registration and mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Registering to vote online takes a few minutes.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Editorial: NC’s Unemployed Will Lose $600 Weekly If Tillis and Burr Don’t Act on Federal Unemployment

An editorial says a weekly check of $600 for NC’s unemployed will disappear at July's end if the US Senate, including Burr and Tillis, don't take action.

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I’m a Microbiologist and a Mom. This Is Why I’m Keeping My Kids Home This Fall.

Unfortunately, we don’t have scientific studies on any of this yet, so we really don’t know how to open schools safely during a pandemic.

Gov. Roy Cooper decried spread of 'false science' on coronavirus Thursday in Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper Hits Back At Dan Forest Mask Doubts: Stop Spreading ‘False Science’ on Coronavirus

With coronavirus trending in the wrong direction in NC, Gov. Cooper says state must focus on science and social distancing, and forget the 'false science.'

Protesters associated with the controversial 'Reopen NC' group in Raleigh in April. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Controversial ‘Reopen NC’ Group Demands Gov. Cooper’s Impeachment

A controversial group of protesters advocating for a full reopening of NC gathered in Raleigh Wednesday to demand the impeachment of NC Gov. Roy Cooper.