Coronavirus Coverage


NEWS 6/22/20 5:36pm

ACE Speedway temporarily shut down by the state

Jason and Robert Turner, owners of ACE Speedway in Altamahaw, opened for their first race since October on May 23, after Gov. Roy Cooper initiated Phase 2 of reopening North Carolina amid the coronavirus pandemic. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued an abatement order against the speedway for violating mass gathering limitations.


NEWS 6/18/20 3:55pm

LabCorp, Cone Health help mitigate coronavirus pandemic on local and national scale

With the help of LabCorp, Cone Health started providing polymerase chain reaction tests to their patients. LabCorp was the first commercial lab in the U.S. to provide these tests. With testing at three different locations in North Carolina — one located in Alamance County at the Alamance Regional Medical Center — healthcare workers at Cone Health collect nasal swabs from patients then shipped the samples to LabCorp for testing.


NEWS 5/12/20 4:06pm

Elon University students eligible to receive CARES Act funds

Eligible students can receive emergency financial aid grants from the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act, which is part of the national response to financial impact due to the coronavirus, provided Elon University with over $2.9 million in federal aid, half of which is required to be used for emergency student relief.