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Several NC healthcare systems drop face mask requirement
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Several North Carolina healthcare providers will no longer require patients and guests to wear face masks, except in certain circumstances, beginning Tuesday. At 7 a.m. Tuesday, masks will become optional at Atrium Health, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, CaroMont Health, Cone Health, Novant Health and Randolph Health facilities. The regional healthcare […]
Is Ace Speedway rally Robinson’s candidacy announcement?
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — North Carolina’s top Republican will be in the Piedmont Triad for a rally next month, according to his website, and it could herald a possible run for governor. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Greensboro native who attended Grimsley High School and UNC Greensboro, announced the rally on his website. Axios reports […]
Businesses, economy getting back three years since …
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Three years ago, COVID-19 caused many states to implement shutdown orders and countries to ban international travel. While many things have evolved with the virus over the last few years, the United States economy is still on the rebound. “Three years ago, the governor said close businesses, so of course we […]
House votes to declassify COVID-19 origin information
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously on Friday to declassify U.S. intelligence information about the origins of COVID-19, a sweeping show of bipartisan support near the third anniversary of the start of the deadly pandemic. The 419-0 vote was final approval of the bill, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. […]
Ft. Bragg soldier charged in romance, COVID scams
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — An active duty servicemember stationed at Fort Bragg has been arrested and charged in a romantic scheme that targeted vulnerable people, U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said Friday. According to indictments, 33-year-old Sanda G. Frimpong and other conspirators engaged in elaborate scams by impersonating romantic love interests, diplomats, customs personnel, military personnel, […]
China dismisses FBI on COVID-19 lab leak theory
BEIJING (AP) — For the second day in a row, China on Wednesday dismissed U.S. suggestions that the COVID-19 pandemic may have been triggered by a virus that leaked from a Chinese laboratory. Responding to comments by FBI Director Christopher Wray, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the involvement of the U.S. intelligence community was […]
What are the odds of getting long COVID?
Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about the virus, and have developed vaccines and antiviral treatments that make the prospect of contracting the virus less deadly for most people. But one aspect of the virus that remains frustratingly mysterious, and scary to many, is the range of outcomes called “long COVID.”
Bill filed in NC House would end COVID-19 vaccine …
RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) – Four Republican representatives from the Piedmont Triad have filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would forbid the state from establishing or enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. District 70 Rep. Brian Biggs (R-Trinity) along with District 59 Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Whitsett), the House majority whip, and Reps Donny Lambeth (R-Winston-Salem) […]
Forensic experts testify on day 16 of Murdaugh murder …
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Big news coming at the beginning of week four of the Alex Murdaugh murder trial: a source close to Murdaugh’s team tells News 2 that as of Monday, Murdaugh plans to take the stand in his defense. Murdaugh is accused of killing his wife Margaret and youngest son Paul at their family […]
House passes resolution to end COVID-19 national …
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect that multiple Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the resolution. The Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a resolution that would immediately end the COVID-19 national emergency first declared in March 2020, brushing aside the Biden administration’s announcement that the declaration would expire in May. The joint resolution […]