Tag: COVID-19

Excess death chart

By Kevin Roche From the CDC and the Wall Street Journal story, this chart shows excess deaths in certain categories, where the blue bars rise above the trend line averaging prior years.  Note especially the impact isolation is having on…

School Case Chart

By Kevin Roche This is a chart that was put together based on cases reported for various types of schooling. Thanks to Twitter. You can see that in-person has the lowest rate, closely followed by remote, and hybrid is the…

Chatham County Council on Aging receives BAND-NC grant

Pittsboro, NC – The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University recently announced its second round of grant recipients for Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC). Chatham County was selected as one of the additional ten…

Police state vs health S.O.S.

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By Kathy Zinn Pittsboro, NC – I am almost 75, and believe it or not, I was not alive during World War II. However, my parents were, and I was born right after the war ended. I know from them,…

NCHSAA recognizes 2019-2020 Wells Fargo State Cup winners

Chapel Hill, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, released the final standings in the 41st annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve…

North Carolina’s economic recovery is sputtering

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, right? Don’t pop the cork on that champagne just…