Vaccine clinic

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road, is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in partnership with the Pitt County Health Department. CDC guidelines will be followed. All participants must register at Follow the directional signs and designated persons. Call 752-4156 for more information.

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