Oct 26, 2020

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North Carolina A&T prepares for virtual homecoming

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina A&T State University’s 2020 homecoming will take place in all virtual spaces this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School leaders are preparing for what’s called "Stay at Homecoming." It’s a chance for students and alumni to gather in the virtual realm. The first virtual homecoming experience will allow anyone, including alumni, students and others, to engage with each other online through various scheduled events Thursday-Saturday. "The organizers of our virtual I think have gone through great lengths to make it as interactive and participatory as possible. So, […]Read full article >
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‘A new start’: 17 Mississippi inmates baptized

COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WFLA) — A sheriff’s office in Mississippi said 17 inmates were baptized last week in what they hope will be a "new start." The Covington County Sheriff’s Office said the ministry provided at their department "has been a blessing in many ways." Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution "We hope this is a new start and will change the lives of these and many more," the department’s Facebook post said. The sheriff’s office shared photos of the mostly smiling inmates, four women and 13 men. Hundreds of people commented, leaving messages of […]Read full article >
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Rockingham County Schools will move to remote-only instruction

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Rockingham County Schools voted Monday night to move to Plan C, remote-only learning, beginning on Nov. 9. The school board voted 4-2 to approve the move to Plan C for all grades. Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared Rockingham County school board members will reassess their options on Dec. 14. Latest headlines from FOX8 Rockingham County Schools will move to remote-only instruction ‘Heartbreaking’: Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for hospitals Over 3.1 million state-of-the-art BinaxNow COVID-19 tests sent to North Carolina Pandemic not slowing down Winston-Salem pumpkin […]Read full article >
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‘Heartbreaking’: Thieves take $1M worth of gloves meant for hospitals

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) β€” Thieves have stolen over 6 million gloves meant for first responders at Florida hospitals. Medgluv, a supplier of medical gloves to the national health care industry, said it received the $1 million shipment at its office in Coral Springs on Friday night. On Sunday night, surveillance video shows thieves backing a truck up to the shipping container and hauling off the personal protective equipment badly needed in the state. It took only a few minutes. Medgluv’s vice president of sales and marketing, Rick Grimes, said hospitals have been calling daily for a week, asking when the gloves would arrive. He called […]Read full article >

Pandemic not slowing down Winston-Salem pumpkin patch

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Traditional Halloween activities like door to door trick or treating and riding packed hayrides are being discouraged this season. The good news is that the pandemic can’t take away the fun of searching for a great pumpkin. At Hawks Pumpkin Patch in Winston-Salem, Dee Alligood and her daughter, Charlotte, are looking for the perfect pumpkin. "And they got so many different types of pumpkins to choose from," Dee said. "She is liking the ones with all of the green in them." Green could be the color, but there’s no question about the size.Dee turned to her daughter. "What […]Read full article >
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Over 3.1 million state-of-the-art BinaxNow COVID-19 tests sent to North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) β€” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending 3,150,000 state-of-the-art Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests to North Carolina. The rapid point of care tests,which can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes, will be distributed to support testing in the state. As of October 26 over 1,320,000 BinaxNOW tests have been shipped to North Carolina. Stimulus update: Pelosi pushes White House on virus testing as cases surge β€œTo facilitate the continued re-opening of North Carolina schools, businesses and economy, the Trump Administration has prioritized scaling up […]Read full article >