Wayne County

As COVID-19 Spikes In Some ZIP Codes, Causes Aren't Always Clear

Aug 13, 2020
Vehicles drive through a crossroads near the unincorporated community of Dudley, NC on Monday August 10, 2020. The majority minority 28333 zip code, which includes Dudley, had a coronavirus infection rate higher than the Wayne county average and has one o
Travis Long / The News and Observer

A few miles south of Goldsboro, in a county with thousands of acres of sweet potato and tobacco fields and speckled with hog farms, lies a ZIP code with one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in North Carolina.

Concertina wire surrounding a prison
Kate Ter Harr / Flickr Creative Commons

A COVID-19 outbreak at a North Carolina state prison has spread to approximately 150 inmates, health officials said Friday.