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Sunday, April 05, 2020

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The Carolinas Golf Association, a amateur golf organization that oversees events in North Carolina and South Carolina, released an open letter Saturday on social distancing and proper etiquette during the noval coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

EDENTON — The Edenton Steamers have announced the third group of players that will be joining this year’s squad including Jacob Arizpe and Coleton Barnes of Shorter University and Trevor Kirk of the Elon University.

NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion women’s basketball head coach Nikki McCray was named Virginia Sports Information Directors State Coach of the Year while Taylor Edwards was tabbed to the First Team All-State.

Opinion

Sunday, April 05, 2020

In our state, Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest held a news conference questioning the validity of the governor’s ban on in-restaurant dining and bars stating this “will devastate our economy.”

Since the founding of the very first chamber of commerce in 1599, chambers have always sought to build and support their local businesses and communities. Now, in the time of a global pandemic, eastern North Carolina’s local chambers of commerce are working collaboratively to help their members survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a medical student and J Bradley Wilson Schweitzer Fellow, I am partnering with the James D. Bernstein Dental Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center, to help treat patients as a whole, not just the disease. Sitting in the dental clinic with a patient, I asked him if he’s ever talked to anyone about his needs concerning food, transportation and housing. He looked at me and replied, “They go by the book, and the book doesn’t know me.” I was surprised at first, and I later realized that this patient’s comment echoes an issue that we as current and future health care providers must address directly.

OUR VIEW

Lost in the uproar over Elizabeth City city councilors’ recent decision to award themselves $500-a-month raises was another poor decision that could be even more costly to city residents over time.

Saturday, April 04, 2020
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COVID-19 took away spring break from college students — or at least it tried to. Even though most colleges in North Carolina extended their spring breaks, students were encouraged to social distance, and even forced to quarantine in some cases, due to the coronavirus. Being stuck inside is not how college students envision their spring break. However, not all college students took the advice of the news reports, politicians and health experts.

Features

Sunday, April 05, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020

Having healthcare providers going from the front lines of treating coronavirus patients to the front of the COVID-19 testing line is a major concern for officials at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City.

Friday, April 03, 2020

”Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. .... Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; ble…