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Monday, April 06, 2020

Tyson Farms Grain Company is carrying out a massive salvage operation after soybeans in one of its silos off U.S. Highway 17 Bypass in Elizabeth City apparently caught fire on Thursday.

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Local business are finding ways to adapt to a stay-at-home economy — and the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging customers to continue patronizing favorite businesses through gift cards and other options that remain available.

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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:


Monday, April 06, 2020

America came face to face with the festering problem of digital inequality when most of the country responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting elementary and high schools that serve more than 50 million children.

The United States reached a grim milestone when the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 2,977 — the number killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now that a pandemic 9/11 has befallen our nation, we need to ask ourselves: Why does it always seem to take a tragedy to wake us up to danger?

People longing for effective leadership in these perilous times are watching New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings, and they like what they see. Some of them think Cuomo should be the Democrat to take on President Trump in November.

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.”

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.

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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.


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…