Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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...

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.

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.

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.

Rapper J. Cole performs during halftime during the NBA All-Star game in 2019 in Charlotte. Coronavirus forced the Fayetteville native to cancel his North Carolina music festival Dreamville in 2020. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
A Silenced Year: How North Carolina’s Once-Booming Music Industry is Coping With Coronavirus

The pandemic upended an industry dependent on touring revenues, forcing artists, venues and fans alike to adapt.

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.