Eschewing his favored Tar Heel blue tie for a darker Duke hue, Gov. Roy Cooper held a ceremony to give Mike Krzyzewski the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, saying he’s "dedicated his life to helping others be their best" both on and off the court. Coach K came to Durham in 1980 to take the job.
Cooper signed an executive order Monday terminating the emergency at the end of the day. He already announced last month it would end now because the state budget law contained health care provisions that would allow his administration to keep responding robustly to the virus.
UNC Johnston is like a lot of other hospitals in North Carolina right now. The big spikes in COVID-19 patients that stretched the health system to nearly its breaking point are in the past. Hopefully for good. But the coronavirus is going to be a way of life for a long time - and that’s meant long-term changes for hospitals.