The Corona Times

The COVID-19 virus and Mitchell County, North Carolina's response to it.

Teachers Respond to COVID-19

The Corona Times - May 29, 2020by Steve GunterEven though I have made my career in education and have seen teachers do amazing things every day, I am still astounded—yet not at all surprised—at the resourcefulness and compassion of teachers in response to...

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My Thoughts on COVID-19

The Corona Times - May 28, 2020by Jan Cavanaugh GrahamTrue, I have everything I need right here.  I have my husband and our two dogs. I have 20 acres of land to roam, equipped with all the spring ramps I can possibly consume.  I have a view that still...

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Non-Profits Are Hurting

Non-profit agencies in our region are feeling the sting of COVID-19 as events and fundraising activities have been cancelled.

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Brian Center Parade

The Brian Center in Spruce Pine, a nursing facility, held a parade May 14 to give residents and their families and friends a chance to see one another.

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We’re Back!

It’s been three weeks since you’ve heard from us here on The Corona Times, and it has been a busy three weeks for me, but we are getting started back with stories and images from the COVID-19 pandemic in Mitchell County.

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The Spanish Flu Podcast, Part 2

Stories, A History of Appalachia, is a podcast that shares Appalachian history. Today, hosts Steve Gilly and Rod Mullins return for a second episode on 1918’s Spanish Flu.

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A COVID-19 Wedding

Making the best of a bad situation is not unique to COVID-19. A Mitchell County couple had their wedding in the midst of the pandemic.

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Celebrations Despite COVID-19

Rhonda Gunter talks about how celebrations and other events go on no matter the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing in today’s Corona Times.

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A Way to Help Others

The Corona Times - April 25, 2020The Spruce Pine Rotary Club placed the following ad in the Mitchell News-Journal to raise awareness of needs in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and to suggest a way for residents to help.If you are receiving the...

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