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Newly updated data from the University of Washington predicts when South Carolina will reach its peak for coronavirus cases, the pandemic.  The Greenville News Reporter who wrote about this, Elizabeth LaFleur, is the guest on this segment of 'More to the Story.'  Elizabeth also talks about cases in the Upstate and what's happening in Greenville County.  The conversation first aired on WNCW April 8, 2020.

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Guests of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week were Megan Robinson, Executive Director of the Western NC American Red Cross and United Way of Greenville County Executive Director Megan Barp.  Two important (year round) orgnaizations that want to deliver support and services, especially during this time of the coronavirus.  However, these groups could use additional volunteers and donors to acheive their full capacity.  This conversation first aired on April 3, 2020.

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One of WNCW's all time favorite artists, John Prine has passed away from complications due to Coronavirus/Covid-19. He tested positive March 17, and died 22 days later on Tuesday, April 7.

We've been playing his music since we first went on the air, and you can be sure we'll keep playing his music, especially today, Wednesday April 8, 2020. Our listeners have voted him into our Top 100 many, many times. Here's a few you might remember:

1991 - #7 - The Missing Years

1995 - #2 - Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

Journalist with Smoky Mountain News, Cory Vallincourt, was interviewed on the April 1st presentation of WNCW's More to the Story to talk about how the main counties they cover, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain, were coping with the changes caused by the coronavirus.  This includes Cory sharing how numerous organizations are stepping up during these times.

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From NC.gov:

Governor Roy Cooper has announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic. The Executive Order applies to electric, gas, water and wastewater services. The Order went into effect on March 31, 2020. It will remain in effect for sixty days or until adjusted by a superseding Executive Order. An Executive Order rescinding the State of Emergency in North Carolina will rescind this Executive Order.

We've compiled a list of state websites that are in the WNCW coverge area. For those streaming from other states, you can go to the state and type .gov after the state. There's lots of info in the links below. We hope this helps you. Stay safe. Stay home. 

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control State Website

Tennessee State Government Website Link

For Covid-19 updates, including stats on case counts in North Carolina, contact information for Health Departments in all NC Counties, information about child care, how to help, college, school and business information, unemployment information, managing health, providers, information about the virus, FAQs, and much more. Stay safe. Stay home.

Link to the State of North Carolina's Coronavirus Disease - Covid-19 Response in NC.

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Cindy Baucom

From Joe Greene: "Grammy award-winning country star Joe Diffie passed away last weekend due to Covid-19/Coronavirus. While Diffie had a great career in Country music, his musical roots were in bluegrass. Saturday, on Goin' Across The Mountain, Bluegrass Emcee and Radio Host Cindy Baucom shares music from Joe Diffie and an interview she did with him a couple of years ago. Cindy is the wife of banjo hero Terry Baucom and hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. Listen in for "Remembering Joe Diffie" Saturday, April 4 at Noon on Goin' Across the Mountain."

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Coronavirus Exposes Rural Health Care Weaknesses

Apr 2, 2020
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Reposted with permission from WRAL:

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter

RALEIGH, N.C. — There are more than 21,000 hospital beds in North Carolina. About a third are vacant. Space is much tighter for beds in intensive care, where only 22% of the state's 3,200 beds are currently empty. Although it is flu season, the vacancy rate is below the average because some hospitals have canceled elective procedures to free up space.

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