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Governor Cooper issues stay-at-home order beginning Monday

Governor Cooper issues stay-at-home order beginning Monday

RALEIGH, Wake County — Governor Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The order will go into effect on Monday at 5 p.m. It directs residents to stay home unless they need to leave for essentials – such as jobs, food, medicine, outdoor exercise, or to help…read more »

Jobless Claims Soar Past 3 Million to Record High

Jobless Claims Soar Past 3 Million to Record High

by CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer Thursday, March 26th 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — more than quadruple the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the…read more »

City of Greenville Tells Residents to Stay Home

City of Greenville Tells Residents to Stay Home

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Officials in the City of Greenville have issued a Stop the Spread order, telling residents to stay home for all but essential needs or activities. The order goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. Thursday and is valid through April 10. They say essential trips out and about include trips to buy groceries…read more »

First deaths reported, more than 500 in North Carolina sickened by coronavirus

First deaths reported, more than 500 in North Carolina sickened by coronavirus

RALEIGH, Wake County — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death. A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus. Officials say the patient was in their late seventies and had several underlying medical conditions. A second person in their sixties,…read more »

Craven County closing all government offices other than health department clinics

Craven County closing all government offices other than health department clinics

Craven County closing all government offices other than health department clinics by Annette Weston Tuesday, March 24th 2020 NEW BERN, Craven County — All Craven County Government offices will close to the public effective Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. with the exception of the Craven County Health Department clinics. While Craven County Government offices will close to the…read more »

Town of Beaufort Issues Proclamation to Stay At Home

Town of Beaufort Issues Proclamation to Stay At Home

TOWN OF BEAUFORT, NC STATE of EMERGENCY DECLARATION NUMBER 2 PROCLAMATION to STAY AT HOME, LIMIT MOVEMENT, CLOSE ROADS, and RESTRICT the OPERATION of PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT March 23, 2020 THIS PROCLAMATION DIRECTS: ALL INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY LIVING IN THE TOWN OF BEAUFORT, NC TO REMAIN AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE, EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO:…read more »

Pitt County Approves Countywide “Stay Home” Order

Pitt County Approves Countywide “Stay Home” Order

Pitt County Commissioners Approve Countywide ‘Stay Home’ Order New restrictions to begin on Wednesday in further efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Pitt County) – On Monday, March 23, 2020, during their regularly scheduled meeting, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners approved in an 8-1 vote a measure to enact a “Stay Home” order…read more »

Atlantic Beach Acting To Flatten The Curve

Atlantic Beach Acting To Flatten The Curve

WCTI 12 Reporting The Town of Atlantic Beach is taking additional measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. “If you live, work or own property in Atlantic Beach, you may come to Atlantic Beach,” officials say. “If you are a visitor or tourist, you should stay away.” Atlantic Beach has a State of Emergency declaration in place, and…read more »

Carteret County Parks & Rec Temporarily Closing Playground Areas

Carteret County Parks & Rec Temporarily Closing Playground Areas

Carteret County, NC – To further reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, the Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department will temporarily close all playground areas as well as park bathrooms. Open space areas and trail are available for public use but please remember to follow social distancing guidelines. The following playgrounds will remain closed until…read more »

COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

CLICK HERE TO DONATE During times of uncertainty, Americans come together to support each other. COVID-19 is a new test of our collective strength. As social distancing and self-quarantining become the new normal, we’re facing new economic challenges. Industries are seeing sales decline, and workers are losing tips, wages or jobs because of canceled events,…read more »

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