125 Afghan evacuees resettled in Buncombe County

Over 125 Afghans who were evacuated by the United States amid the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan this summer now call Buncombe County home. It’s been a long journey. On Aug. 29, President Joe Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate the resettlement as part of Operation Allies Welcome. […]

North County School News, Feb. 13

CARLSBAD YES meeting to discuss lagoon, career program Youth Enrichment Services holds its monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday via Zoom. Presenters are Emily Watts, Discovery Center Director, who will discuss activities at the 400-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon, one of Southern California’s threatened coastal wetlands; and Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce […]

San Juan County Mobile Dental Van dates for 2022

The Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Van is returning in 2022 thanks to a public-private partnership making dental access to care available across the islands. Friday Harbor: Jan.19-22, March 7-10, Oct. 5-8, and Dec. 7-10 Lopez: March 11-12, Sept. 23-24 Orcas: Feb. 15-18, April 13-16, Sept.19-22, and Nov. 2-5 The […]

Madison County IL resolution on COVID vaccine mandates

Edwardsville The Madison County Board delayed voting on a nonbinding resolution denouncing vaccine mandates, mandatory testing, terminations and exclusions related to COVID-19 on Wednesday night. Chairman Kurt Prenzler says he favors the resolution, but pushed to postpone a vote, saying it was a matter better suited for the Madison County […]

Coos County reports 34th death amid mask, vaccine news

Eufemia Didonato

May 18—Amid hopeful news from state and federal COVID-19 experts, Coos County this week reported its 34th virus death. A woman in her 100’s died with the virus, according to Coos Health & Wellness. The presence of underlying conditions is still under investigation. Coos County’s COVID-19 case rates still remain […]