Data shows that roughly 3 percent of people living out-of-state were inoculated over the past six weeks, receiving the initial doses of the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer or Moderna. Over 1.38 million Coronavirus vaccines have been administered in North Carolina to healthcare workers and those at least 65 years old.
North Carolina is the fifth state to report a case of the South African variant. Data suggest the mutant strain of COVID-19 may be more contagious than those previously discovered. As of Feb. 11, eleven cases of infection with the variant had been identified in the Carolinas, along with California Maryland and Virginia.
David Reeves, 27, of Gastonia, N.C. was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with threatening the President of the United States and others. According to a news release from the U.S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Reeves was arraigned on Thursday morning in Mecklenburg County.
As of Thursday afternoon, 10,226 North Carolinians have died from the virus. A sobering total along with 811,000 cases in less than a year. About 8.9 percent of those cases were reported in Mecklenburg County. North Carolina is the fifteenth state to report over 10,000 deaths.
Virginia Marie Spencer, also known as Jenny Spencer, turned herself into authorities before her court appearance in Durham, N.C. on Monday, according to the FBI. She was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 19 after the arrest warrant for her husband, Christopher Raphael Spencer, was issued on Jan. 18.
“To call our system of government racist, that is an untruth as far as I’m concerned I truly believe that is an untruth as far as history is concerned and it does a disservice to our students. It puts the idea in the mind of our children that they live in a nation that has promoted racism,” Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said prior to the vote.
The bills introduced in both chambers on Monday look to erase the ability of minors being able to wed in the state. Something that would be a first in history. As it stands currently, anyone over the age of 14 can enter into a marriage commitment in the Tar Heel State.
The proposal would still give parents the all-virtual option for their child, but also gives them the choice to send them to school. It would still require passage through the House and Senate before going to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk, who would like districts to remain fully remote.
A policy that took effect Jan. 1 after the DMV said that, "The license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag have the potential to offend those who view them. We have therefore concluded that display of the Confederate battle flag is inappropriate for display on specialty license plates, which remain property of the state.”
As of Friday, North Carolina was in the bottom half for vaccine distribution in the U.S. at No. 25. The efforts are a bit worse in South Carolina, who was ranked 33rd overall. West Virginia and North Dakota have set the standard in the country with 85 percent of vaccines distributed.
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