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Trader Joe’s, others will close on Easter
Trader Joe’s is joining other stores like Lowe’s, Target and Costco in giving their employees a break during the pandemic.
Published April 7, 2020 at 7:01 PM
Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo match for senior citizens
The actor calls out the winning numbers for a virtual match in a video on the Facebook page for The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living.
Published April 7, 2020 at 2:26 PM
VIDEO: Dancing WWII vet rocks his quarantine jam
Chuck jams on his front porch to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
Published April 7, 2020 at 11:37 AM
WATCH: No birthday party, no problem: Police lead drive-by parade for 5-year-old
The family contacted police to see if an officer would be willing to participate. When it was time for the party, four officers showed up to lead the parade.
Published April 6, 2020 at 6:03 PM
Super pink moon to light night sky
The pink moon moniker is just another name for April’s full moon.
Published April 6, 2020 at 1:24 PM
Hobby Lobby closes all store locations
Employees are being encouraged to file unemployment claims with their state unemployment commissions.
Published April 3, 2020 at 5:36 PM
US flu activity drops sharply; death toll holds at 24K
While the U.S. flu season is ebbing, it’s still not over.
Published April 3, 2020 at 12:14 PM
Menards bans children, pets in stores due to COVID-19 outbreak
You must be 16 or older to enter the store and have the ID to prove it.
Published April 2, 2020 at 2:27 PM
Billy Joel donates $500K to support NY health care workers
The recording artist says the Joel Foundation will donate $500,000 to purchase personal protective equipment for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.
Published April 2, 2020 at 10:53 AM
Novak Djokovic and brother play tennis in living room with frying pans
The Djokovic brothers set up a makeshift court, using fry pans for racquets and furniture to make a net.
Published April 1, 2020 at 1:12 PM
VIDEO: Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune
The 65-year-old retired worship leader came up with the lyrics while she was trying to fall asleep.
Published March 31, 2020 at 5:05 PM
‘Goodnight with Dolly’: Country star to read bedtime stories to kids online
The Facebook event “will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”
Published March 30, 2020 at 6:59 PM
WATCH: Italian twins strike a chord with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ in a coronavirus world
Mirko and Valerio have racked up millions of views over the last couple of weeks after recording the song while in isolation during the pandemic.
Published March 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM
Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website
Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.
Published March 27, 2020 at 4:37 PM
New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K
While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.
Published March 27, 2020 at 12:54 PM
‘Curly’ Neal of Harlem Globetrotters dies at 77
Former Harlem Globetrotter Fred “Curly” Neal died Thursday at his Texas home. He was 77.
Published March 26, 2020 at 3:57 PM
Puppies take over Georgia Aquarium
The Atlanta Humane Society took a pair of adorable pups named Caramel and Odie on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium to visit their fishy friends.
Published March 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM
VIDEO: Nebraska trooper learns daughter’s dance routine after coronavirus cancels competition
The daddy-daughter dance video is racking up tens of thousands of views online.
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Published March 26, 2020 at 11:25 AM
Mayo clinic doctors spread joy and hope with Lennon’s ‘Imagine’
The chief residents at the Mayo Clinic are capturing hearts around America in the middle of a pandemic with their rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Published March 25, 2020 at 5:09 PM
Social distancing: Man shares beer with neighbor via RC car
Trevor Reinke and Eric Trzcinski live across the street from each but are still managing to share a beer together.
Published March 25, 2020 at 1:44 PM
Meet the new Cadbury Bunny: He’s a dog named Lt. Dan
For becoming the latest Cadbury Bunny, Lt. Dan got some cute pink ears and his owners took home $5,000.
Published March 25, 2020 at 12:13 PM
Lady Gaga delays release of new album, blames coronavirus
The singer said she’ll announce a new 2020 release date soon.
Published March 25, 2020 at 2:43 AM
Dog is so happy his family is working from home he sprains his tail
It seems that Rolo just couldn’t stop wagging it with his family working from home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published March 24, 2020 at 7:32 PM
Disney does quick flip, moves ‘Onward’ from box office to digital release
Hollywood continues to shuffle its recent releases from theaters into the home because of coronavirus.
Published March 20, 2020 at 5:16 PM
US flu activity up, death toll reaches 23K
The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 23,000 deaths from flu, 38 million flu illnesses and 390,000 hospitalizations.
Published March 20, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Free online concert: Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, others perform Thursday night
The “Til Further Notice” show runs from 7 p.m. ET until midnight and can be streamed from the concert website, Facebook or Twitch.
Published March 19, 2020 at 6:26 PM
National Park Service waives entrance fees
Social tease: ‘This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible National Parks.’
Published March 18, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Police bust T-rex that violates Spain’s virus lockdown
Spanish police did a doubletake when they found a man in a T-rex roaming the city streets.
Published March 18, 2020 at 12:59 PM
Emergen-C nixes the idea of ‘quarantinis’
Social media has been flooded with the notion of a quarantine martini or quarantini.
Published March 17, 2020 at 7:05 PM
Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online
From country to rock to opera, livestream shows are popping up everywhere.
Published March 17, 2020 at 5:16 PM
COVID-19 outbreaks reported at two Meck. County nursing homes, third being investigated
WBTV Web Staff
Mecklenburg County reports 839 COVID-19 cases, with 9 virus-related deaths
WBTV Web Staff
At least 53 people have died from coronavirus in North Carolina as total cases surge past 3,400
WBTV Web Staff
Cabarrus officials warn residents of playground risks, encourage safe play
Catawba County confirms another coronavirus case, bringing total to 28
WBTV Web Staff