DA searches for larger substitute courtrooms during COVID

District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch said across the 43rd Prosecutorial District, in the state’s seven most-westernmost counties, court officials are identifying, examining and measuring large spaces for possible transformation into substitute courtrooms.

Additional COVID-19 cases confirmed in Haywood

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 26 that three more Haywood County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the number of cases recorded in Haywood County as of 2 p.m. on June 26 to 85. The individuals are currently in isolation at home.

COVID-19 outbreak at Macon nursing home

Macon County Public Health has identified a COVID-19 outbreak in staff at Macon Valley Nursing Home. Two staff members of Macon Valley Nursing Home have tested positive for COVID-19.

No Phase 3 for NC

North Carolina’s graduated three-phase COVID-19 reopening plan was set to cruise into Phase 3 on June 26, but due to growing community spread, increasing daily case counts, a high percentage of positive tests and rising hospitalizations, Gov. Roy Cooper has hit the brakes.

COVID-19 cases continues to climb in N.C.

As of June 22, North Carolina had 53,605 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll is now over 1,200 and about 870 people are currently hospitalized. 

SCC reports first COVID-19 case

Southwestern Community College officials confirmed on June 20 that a student has reported testing positive for COVID-19.

Large events curtailed for fall 2020 at WCU

Several events typically on the fall semester calendar at Western Carolina University are canceled for 2020 as part of significant changes to campus activities necessitated by state and health care professional guidance in response to COVID-19.

Macon sees largest COVID-19 spike in the region

Macon County has seen the largest spike in COVID-19 cases recently, with 230 confirmed cases as of June 15.

Haywood County COVID-19 cases up to 67

Haywood County Public Health received notice on June 12 that another two Haywood County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of cases recorded in Haywood County to 67.  The individuals are in isolation at home.

Another COVID-19 cluster identified in Macon

Macon County Public Health has identified another COVID-19 cluster in an area business.

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