Stories tagged: "covid vaccine"


Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday said some local governments in North Carolina can begin easing mask mandates.
Gov. Roy Cooper Urges End to Most North Carolina Mask Mandates

Cooper joins several other Democratic governors who’ve eased COVID restrictions, but many health experts warn it may be too soon.

North Carolina is home to Fayetteville’s Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the nation with 53,700 active-duty troops. Back in December 2021, 96% of soldiers at Fort Bragg had met the Army’s vaccination deadline, but at least 350 outright refused the shot. (Filip Andrejevic/Unsplash)
Army Prepares to Kick Out COVID-19 Vaccine Refusers

Roughly 97% of all Army soldiers are at least partially vaccinated. But the military service has issued official reprimands to more than 3,000 soldiers, who amid the rising Covid cases, could pose a health risk to the rest of the force.

A silverback gorilla receives a COVID vaccine at the NC Zoo in October (Photo courtesy of the NC Zoo.)
Think Your Job Is Hard? Try Giving a COVID Vaccine to a Gorilla.

Armed with protective gear and ground meat, NC Zoo workers delivered potentially life-saving shots this fall to primates and lions.  

When Matt Oxendine threatened to kill himself, his family called deputies for help. But deputies ended up shooting him to death. Collage from L to R: (1) A text message from Matt's cousin to Robeson County deputies attempting to call law enforcement off shortly before the shooting. (2) Matt with his daughter, Madison. (3) A photo of Matt Oxendine. (4) The Oxendine brothers from L to R, Greg, Marcus, Chesly, Matt.  (5) A photo of Matt's car after police shot him 30 times in January. (Collage made by Rebecca Russ)
A Police Killing, A Different Way of Looking at the Vaccine, and More Memorable NC Stories From 2021

C&P reporter Michael McElory shares his list of top stories from 2021 from a vaccine comparison to Patrick Swayze and an in depth interview with North Carolina’s poet laureate. 

COVID is the real war on Christmas. (Shutterstock)
Unwrapping Omicron and Delta, the Scary Holiday Presents Nobody Wants

A point-by-point guide to staying safe this holiday season amid the Delta and Omicron variants. 

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CDC Panel OKs COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids. Parents, Here Are the Next Steps.

The vaccine is safe, extremely effective, and crucial to defeating the virus that has plagued North Carolina since early 2020. 

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The CDC Approved COVID Vaccine Boosters. Here’s How to Get One in NC.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions for fully vaccinated people.