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More than 1,000 COVID-19 patients in NC hospitals for 1st time since May

For the first time since May 8, North Carolina has more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state.

Brunswick County Health Services adds more pop-up vaccine clinic locations as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Brunswick County Health Services has expanded the reach of its COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinics to more areas in the coming weeks.

Billy Graham’s grandson hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19

The grandson of the late Rev. Billy Graham is in intensive care with COVID-19, according to his mother.

‘Very overwhelming’: Pineville woman is second $1M winner in NC’s vaccine lottery

North Carolina health officials on Thursday unveiled the state’s latest recipients of a $1 million cash prize and $125,000 college scholarship for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Unvaccinated adolescents make up 27% of Brunswick County’s COVID-19 cases in July so far

After several weeks of declining COVID-19 case numbers, Brunswick County Health Services is now seeing case counts start to rise in July—particularly among those aged 17 and younger.

Health Officials Encourage Parents to Get Preteens and Teens Up to Date on Immunizations

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed July Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of immunizations for North Carolina’s preteens and teens.

Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks, CDC says

U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings.

Booster shot after 6 to 12 months likely to provide best protection from COVID-19, Pfizer says

Pfizer and BioNTech have released initial data from a study on booster shots for their COVID-19 vaccine, saying a third dose delivered about six months after the second shot has shown neutralization titers are five to 10 times higher than after two primary doses.

NCDHHS: ‘greater urgency’ to get people vaccinated as cases, hospitalizations and deaths inch up across the state

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging all unvaccinated North Carolinians to get their shot as metrics in the state increase day-by-day. 

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Some struggle with Myrtle Beach heat, while Midwesterners want to move here because of it

Whether they knew it or not, vacationers in downtown Myrtle Beach braved the area’s hottest day of 2021 Friday, with a heat index expected to reach 110.

After board member tests positive for Covid-19, New Hanover school board to meet virtually

The release didn't say which board member tested positive or who had potentially been exposed.

Distress Bandannas being sold to help raise funds for teen driver safety talks

Teen driver safety is a big concern for many parents of new drivers around the Cape Fear. One organization is setting out to tackle the issue and raise awareness for the cause. 

Pair tried to rob someone at knifepoint in Myrtle Beach, police say

Two people allegedly tried to rob someone at knifepoint Friday in Myrtle Beach, according to warrants.