Coach at Hoggard High School tests positive for COVID-19

An athletic coach at Hoggard High School in Wilmington has tested positive for COVID-19, according to New Hanover County Schools

John Gizdic & Carl Armato: The CEOs behind the multi-billion dollar sale of NHRMC to Novant Health (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

John Gizdic, President and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Carl Armato, President and CEO of Novant Health, are guests on this week's "1on1 with jon Evans" podcast, discussing Novant's proposed acquisition of NHRMC and what it will mean to healthcare in southeastern NC.
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  As pandemic unemployment, eviction protections fade, community resources are available for those who need financial assistance

Time is running out for thousands of people after eviction protections expired.

  New Hanover County Board of Education approves proposal to change to Plan C

At an interim meeting held Tuesday evening, Board of Education members considered a switch to reopening New Hanover County Schools under Plan C—virtual learning—for the first grading period.

Gov. Cooper: Restaurants must stop selling alcohol after 11 p.m. starting Friday

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to hold a media briefing Tuesday, July 28, at 4 p.m.
  As COVID-19 spread in meatpacking plants, workplace complaints piled up

Cooper announces 900K masks to be delivered to NC farm workers; urges Congress to extend unemployment benefits

Governor Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced that a partnership among state agencies will deliver approximately 900,000 masks and other supplies to farm workers across the state.

  Beating the heat: People work to stay cool by the water in White Lake

The heat index in White Lake hit over 105 degrees Monday. The White Lake Police Department urges residents & visitors to use caution while outside.

  New Hanover County releases school opening guidance

Staff members and families should expect more information on the opening of New Hanover County Schools this coming Monday.

Newsweek recognizes NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital as a Best Maternity Care Hospital

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital received national recognition Monday on Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.

“If a business is allowing people in without masks, they should be fined”: Wilmington pulmonologist adamant companies should require masks

Wilmington pulmonologist adamant companies should require masks and if they don't they should be fined

  Columbus County suspends athletic workouts indefinitely

According to school leaders, there is no timetable to hold games, full practices or middle school athletics at this point.

Brunswick County sees one week 20% increase in COVID-19 cases

Brunswick County health officials report a one-week increase of 20% in confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 60% of all cases among younger people age 49 or younger.

  People under 50 are disproportionately testing positive for coronavirus, and experts say could cause issues for vulnerable populations

People under 50 are outpacing others in positive COVID tests.

Extra $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits could end July 25

Unless the government extends the program, this could be the last week for receipt of the $600 a week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit.

  COVER YOUR NOSE: Wilmington pulmonologist says not covering your nose with a mask is pointless

Wilmington pulmonologist says not covering your nose with a mask is pointless

New Hanover County Schools releases responses to survey

Thousands of families responded to the survey about school reopening plans issued by New Hanover County Schools last week and the results are in.

  NC virus testing started slow, pace gradually catching up to national average

Documents obtained by the N.C. Watchdog Reporting Network show state health leaders waited until mid-April to begin formulating a comprehensive state-wide testing plan. At the same time, North Carolina was slipping to the bottom of the back in per-capita testing compared to other states.

Harris Teeter to require masks for customers to help fight spread of virus

Harris Teeter has announced the company will be requiring customers wear masks in their stores to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Cohen: Percent of positive COVID-19 tests remains level while number of positive cases rises

NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will be hold a media briefing Thursday regarding COVID-19.

  Data shows stay at home trends as public health experts urge compliance with 3 W’s

Google data shows how people reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

Northerners vacationing in the south could have contributed to COVID-19 surge, CDC director says

An influx of northerners heading south for vacation could be part of the reason that southern states are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.

“Racial Justice and the ’Rona”: YWCA to host panel discussion with youth leaders

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear will host a youth panel discussion on racial justice and the coronavirus Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

  ECU puts the brakes on all athletic activities after 27 positive COVID-19 tests

Beginning Wednesday July 15, all athletics activities will be suspended at East Carolina University (ECU) until further notice.

  Sharp increase in positive COVID-19 cases seen at Tabor Correctional Institution

After confirming its first case of COVID-19 on July 7, one week later, Tabor Correctional Institution now has 25 positive cases.

  Myrtle Beach City Council declares each weekend through Sept. 6 as ‘extraordinary events’

Myrtle Beach city leaders have extended a resolution that will declare each weekend through Sept. 6 as “extraordinary events.”

  Gov. Cooper: Schools will reopen with Plan B but Plan C still an option; Phase 2 will remain in place for three more weeks

Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to make an official announcement on the reopening of public schools Tuesday, July 14.

  Student-athlete at Ashley High School tests positive for COVID-19, several others quarantine

The school system says that the student last attended an athletics workout on July 6.

  Ninth New Hanover Co. resident dies from COVID-19

As of 3 p.m. Monday, there has been 1,612 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

NC still lacks plan for regular mass testing in nursing homes

North Carolina lacks a plan for regular testing for staff and residents in nursing homes and lags other states in even ordering mandatory one-time testing. Experts say that could cost lives.

North Carolina sets new one day record for COVID-19 cases

Hospitalizations are also at a record high Saturday with 1,093 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

Report: North Carolina ranks among the top 25 in the world for worst coronavirus outbreaks

According to a report, North Carolina is ranked among the top 25 in the entire world for the worst COVID-19 outbreaks.

  NC senator Danny Britt tests positive for COVID-19

North Carolina State Senator Danny Britt received a positive test for COVID-19 Friday.

  NC’s prisons said all inmates would be tested for COVID-19 by August. It doesn’t have a schedule to do so.

The North Carolina prison system does not have a schedule to test all of its inmates for COVID-19, despite repeated claims it will complete the testing by mid-August, which came after a judge ordered mass testing.

  “The real problem would be if people freak out:” UNCW professor on national coin shortage

A nationwide coin shortage has businesses posting signs requesting “exact change only” or limiting transactions to credit and debit cards.

  As case counts increase, so does the difficulty of contact tracing

Health officials say contact tracing is one of the key tools to controlling the spread of COVID-19.

Battling Mask Misconceptions

A Kansas City, Missouri, man is doing his own research after coming across false information on social media regarding masks being worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  Gov. Cooper: Announcement on schools coming next week

An announcement on reopening schools in North Carolina will come next week, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday.

New Hanover County Schools employee at International School at Gregory has tested positive for COVID-19

According to NHCS, the employee was last present at work on Tuesday, June 30.

Gov. Cooper’s vetos stand as override attempts fail in General Assembly

The North Carolina House and Senate failed to override six vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper during floor sessions on Wednesday.

  Your skin and masks: advice to keep skin healthy while wearing masks

Amid the mask mandate, many of us are having trouble with skin irritation or breakouts. Some Wilmington dermatologists offers some advice.

  High school sports calendar up for discussion Wednesday

As of now, the official start date for high school practice in North Carolina for Fall athletes is August 1st. Teams can start playing August 17th.