Virus Claims Another Local's Life
Last updated 5/17/2021 at 1:10pm
On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the lifting of the indoor mask mandate for most settings in the state, while Transylvania Public Health reported the 33rd county resident had died because of COVID-19.
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said fully vaccinated individuals could safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others.
As part of Cooper's announcement, the state lifted all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements.
"We can take this step today because the science shows our focus on getting...