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Category: Coronavirus

Local Airports To Receive COVID-19 Grants

Commercial and general aviation airports across the nation will receive approximately $10 billion from the CARES Act, and some of the money is coming to the local area.  The grants will provide economic relief to airports affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  72 airports in North Carolina will receive nearly $284 million from the

Two COVID-19 Deaths At Mt. Olive Long-Term Care Facility

Wayne County is now reporting four coronavirus-related deaths in the county.  According to Wednesday’s figures from the county, 81 people have tested positive for COVID-19.  Wayne County has confirmed that 17 patients and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at a long-term care facility in Mount Olive.  Two of those patients at the facility have passed

United Way of Wayne County’s Good Deeds Report

The world is full of negative news right now.  However, the United Way of Wayne County would like to highlight the good that happens when our community pulls together. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the good happening in Wayne County, but United Way hopes it serves to remind us that

Some N.C. Offenders Transitioning To Community Supervision

In response to the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Monday announced it is taking an extraordinary measure to help reduce the spread of the virus in prison facilities. The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice last week transitioned the first individuals who will continue to

State Works To Control COVID-19 Outbreaks In Nursing Homes

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — A number of COVID-19 cases have been reported in nursing homes and other similar facilities, including at least three such facilities in Wayne County. At a daily briefing on the coronavirus response, State Health and Human Secretary Mandy Cohen told reporters that such outbreaks are difficult to manage. An executive

Wayne County Monitors Increased COVID-19 Cases

The Wayne County Health Department is currently monitoring increased cases of COVID-19 at facilities in the county. Currently, Wayne County has a total of 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. Staff are tracking 13 positive cases at a nursing home in Mount Olive, as well as two residential care facilities in Goldsboro,

Wayne County Reports First Death Related to COVID-19

Wayne County, NC – The Wayne County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death in Wayne County.  The individual died on April 9, 2020 from complications associated with the virus. The patient was in their early 80’s and suffered from underlying medical conditions. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient