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FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

FDA Approves Second Pfizer And Moderna Booster For 50 And Up

(AP) – U.S. regulators are allowing people 50 and older to get another booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision aims to offer extra protection to the most vulnerable in case the virus rebounds. The FDA said Tuesday that age group can seek a fourth dose at…read more »

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

CDC Says COVID-19 Levels Down In Wayne County

(GDN) – The Centers for Disease Control says on a scale of Low, Medium or High, Wayne County’s COVID-19 levels are Medium. That’s the latest standings in the community as of March 17, 2022. Health officials say if you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need…read more »

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

With the two-year anniversary of Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 state of emergency declaration this Thursday, March 10th, the entire House Republican Caucus today sent a letter organized by Majority Leader John Bell to the Governor calling on him to end his emergency order and allow the state to move forward. “After two years of executive orders…read more »

15,000 N-95 Respirator Masks Made Available

15,000 N-95 Respirator Masks Made Available

Rebuilding Broken Places CDC (RBPCDC) announced the distribution of 15,000 N-95 respirator masks to Wayne County churches, organizations and citizens. RBPCDC was selected by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the public health school of Harvard University that is considered a preeminent school of public health in the world. John Barnes, CEO, Rebuilding…read more »

Mask Optional Policy Begins Next Week

Mask Optional Policy Begins Next Week

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mask-wearing inside most North Carolina state government buildings will become optional starting next Monday through an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper. Cooper’s order announced on Tuesday applies to his Cabinet-level agencies and other offices that have specifically chosen to participate in the policy. Cooper attributes the changes to improving COVID-19…read more »

NC positive tests, hospitalizations soar in holiday weekend

NC positive tests, hospitalizations soar in holiday weekend

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health data shows that positive COVID-19 test rates and hospitalizations soared during the long holiday weekend. The state Department of Health and Human Services released figures on Tuesday following several days away. They show that almost 22% of tests performed on Sunday were positive. News outlets report the rate…read more »

Ashton McGee Finds Sucess In Minor Leagues

Ashton McGee Finds Sucess In Minor Leagues

Photo was taken by Evan Moesta (Manager of Multimedia for Carolina Mudcats) Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft, Ashton McGee was all set to begin climbing the minor league ladder toward the major leagues. However, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 minor…read more »

Eastern Wayne’s Woresly Sets Sights On Fayetteville State University

Eastern Wayne’s Woresly Sets Sights On Fayetteville State University

Opposing offensive lines have had little success slowing down Eastern Wayne’s Jaikwez Woresly over the past few seasons. Various college coaches have noticed Woresly’s talents on the football field, and he recently made his college decision official. On Monday, Woresly signed a national letter of intent to play football at Fayetteville State University. Playing along the defensive line…read more »

Spring Creek’s Reyes Signs With Louisburg’s Soccer Program

Spring Creek’s Reyes Signs With Louisburg’s Soccer Program

Leslie Reyes wanted a place where she could grow and improve as a soccer player. The Spring Creek senior considered her options, but finally, Louisburg College came calling. Her teammate, Taylor Smith, recommended her the Louisburg coaches, and coaches quickly contacted Reyes, who signed a national letter of intent with the Hurricanes on Friday. “It…read more »

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