UNC Health Southeastern has set up a mobile morgue to handle the increasing number of patients dying from COVID-19, the medical center’s top leader said Saturday. Read more Continue reading Hospital gets mobile morgue as COVID deaths surge in southeastern North Carolina
The death toll from COVID-19 in southeastern North Carolina is higher than it has been in months as hospitals fill up with people sick from the delta variant. Read more Continue reading COVID-19 death toll is spiking in southeastern North Carolina. Here’s the data
By Sarah Nagem email@example.com Taylor Locklear has a message for her fellow members of the Lumbee Native American tribe: Consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Locklear, the reigning Miss Lumbee and a paramedic for Robeson County EMS, made her plea as part of the tribe’s video campaign called “This Shot Is Your Shield.” “Our children are our future generation, and it’s important that we protect them,” …Read more Continue reading Native Americans have lowest COVID vaccination rate in Robeson County, despite efforts
Much of southeastern North Carolina saw a drop in population over the last decade. What does that mean, and how can the area bounce back? Read more Continue reading Broadband, entrepreneurs, faith: What would it take for rural NC to regain population?
A new wave of COVID-19 patients is straining rural hospitals in southeastern North Carolina. Read more Continue reading New COVID surge takes a toll on southeastern North Carolina. Here are the numbers
Residents of the north side of Laurinburg, a predominantly Black neighborhood, are pushing Scotland County to turn an old school into a community resource center.Read more Continue reading Black residents in a small NC town say their community is neglected. What happens now?
By Sarah Nagem firstname.lastname@example.org When Matthew Oxendine used drugs or had too much to drink, he would sometimes call 911 or the local sheriff’s office and say he was going to kill himself. He began making the calls years ago, long before he spent about a week in a psychiatric unit in 2016, said his brother, Greg Oxendine. Doctors diagnosed him with depression. So when …Read more Continue reading Family calls for change after deputies shoot NC man struggling with mental illness, drugs
By Sarah Nagem email@example.com Rita Watson had chosen not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. She was worried about what was in the shots and whether they were safe. But when her 41-year-old daughter contracted the virus and became severely ill, Watson reconsidered. She and her four sons went to the Robeson County Health Department on Thursday to be vaccinated. “I decided, seeing my daughter in …Read more Continue reading COVID vaccinations are climbing, slowly, in rural North Carolina. But skepticism remains