Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill square off in February in Chapel Hill. College basketball is expected to return in the coming days, although the pandemic will blunt the economic impact. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
College Basketball is King in NC. But Should Ailing Businesses Expect a Boost?

Under normal circumstances, college basketball is a big boon to NC businesses. But these are not normal circumstances.

Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

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Thanksgiving Is Going to Be Weird This Year. Here’s How to Cope.

A behavioral psychologist says the first step to coping with a different Thanksgiving is acknowledging the strangeness of the times.

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Don’t Listen to Scott Atlas: America’s Senior Citizens Don’t Have to Die for Thanksgiving

Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of President Trump's coronavirus task force, has angered public health medical experts with his cavalier attitude toward death as the US sets new records for cases and hospitalizations nearly every single day.

Gov. Roy Cooper urged local governments in some communities to consider new coronavirus restrictions as the virus spreads. (Image via NC DPS)
With NC Setting Dangerous COVID Highs, Cooper Says Local Governments Must Act

NC officials tout new county alert system that pinpoints counties in need of local coronavirus restrictions.

Some NC school districts are returning to classrooms with coronavirus still booming. (Image via Shutterstock)
What’s It Like Being Back in a Classroom With COVID Booming? Scary, NC Parents Say.

With NC setting new highs in coronavirus infections, some schools in the state are testing out in-person classrooms.

NC Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen and Gov. Roy Cooper said residents should look to a scaled-back Thanksgiving as coronavirus surges again. (Image via NC DPS)
How NC’s Latest Coronavirus Surge Could Change Thanksgiving

Smaller gatherings, more testing, outdoor meals. Here's why coronavirus has many people in NC rethinking Thanksgiving this year.