By Outer Banks Voice on December 2, 2020
On a day when the statewide COVID numbers were also very concerning, the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services reported 37 new cases of COVID-19, a number that shatters the previous single-day record of 24 new cases. Twenty-eight of the newest cases reported on Dec. 2 involve Dare County residents while 9 involve non-residents. One of the residents, a male at least 65 years old, is hospitalized with the virus.
The report of 37 new cases follows two days of cases in the single digits, and while the case numbers can vary substantially from day to day, there is little doubt that the county, and the state, are in the midst of a major surge in COVID infections. As of the end of November, the county reported that fully one-third of all COVID cases reported here since the outset of the pandemic had occurred that month. With today’s jump in new cases, there have now been 1,104 total cases reported by Dare County since March.
In more heartening news, the county also reported that 18 residents previously classified as having active cases are now listed as recovered. There are currently 87 active cases in the county.
On 5/27/2010 Edge Spectrum, Inc was granted a license by the FCC to serve the public interest in BUXTON, NC as a public trustee of WHOB-LD until 12/1/2020 when it expires. WHOB-LD Channel 50 filed an FCC renewal application for our 2.5 kW station transmitting from BUXTON, NC and serving the BUXTON area on 8/3/2020. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to our renewal application and to whether this station has operated in the public interest should file comments and petitions with the FCC. Information about the FCC broadcast license renewal process is available from the FCC, Washington, DC 20554.