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NCHSAA Delays Start Of Fall Sports Until At Least Sept. 1

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved the following rule and calendar changes this week: The start of NCHSAA fall sports is delayed until at least September 1. The first five (5) student days of the 2020-2021 school year will be designated as a “dead period” for ALL sports, allowing school staff to

Wayne County Surpasses 2,000 Total COVID-19 Cases

Wayne County has recorded over 2,000 cases of coronavirus.  According to Tuesday’s update from Wayne County Government, there have been 2,051 total positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. While that total keeps rising, the number of active cases is slowly shrinking.  As of Tuesday, there were an estimated 219 active cases of COVID-19 in

Is COVID-19 Stressing Out Your Kids?

University of Mount Olive Psychology Department Chair Natalie Kemp shares insights on the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on children. If you are like me, you may love to travel in the summer. My husband and I love to take little trips with our kids. When we are going on a trip, the first thing we

Commissioners Discuss COVID Testing, Reopening Measures

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a hot topic for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. At Wednesday’s county board meeting, County Manager Craig Honeycutt brought up the success of the recent free testing sessions, and said nearly 150 residents took advantage of Tuesday’s free testing at Spring Creek Middle School. Commissioner Ed Cromartie asked

County Approaches 2,000 Total COVID-19 Cases

Wayne County has recorded 30 coronavirus-related deaths as the county’s total case count approaches 2,000. According to the Wednesday update from Wayne County Government, there have 1,940 total positive cases of COVID-19 in Wayne County. When considering all the cases that are considered recovered, the county currently has an estimated 224 active cases of coronavirus.

Wayne UNC: Don’t Delay Necessary Healthcare Visits

While there have been adjustments due to COVID-19, Wayne UNC Health Care is getting back to business as usual, and the local hospital doesn’t want you to delay if you need medical services. Chanda Newsome is the Director of Infection Control at Wayne UNC.  She tells Goldsboro Daily News the hospital is running at almost

County Looks At Increased Testing Sites For COVID-19

There are calls for increased COVID-19 testing in Wayne County. During last week’s Wayne County Board meeting, Alma Jenkins, a gastroenterologist in Goldsboro, was one of several to address the commissioners and suggest more test sites would help the area better control is coronavirus numbers. Commissioner Ed Cromartie noted the racial disparities in coronavirus cases

Wayne County Registers 23rd COVID-19 Death

As of today, the Wayne County Health Department has received notification of 1,590 total positive cases of COVID-19. 76 of these cases are attributed to congregate living facilities and 1,045 are cases from outside any type of congregate facility. 469 offenders at Neuse Correctional Institute tested positive for COVID-19, but they have recovered as reported