WINDSOR — A tornado that killed two people during Hurricane Isaias early Tuesday destroyed or damaged more than 200 homes along a 10-mile stretch in rural Bertie County, officials said during a visit by Gov. Roy Cooper.

An update about social distancing efforts at the Leroy James farmers market sparked more debate about enforcing a mask mandate there and other county properties.

Pitt County Schools will offer families the option to pay $25 as part of a user agreement that will give them a de facto insurance policy for laptops and devices it distributes to aid with remote learning.

Rain and wind from Isaias was expected to diminish as the storm moves rapidly across eastern North Carolina today, but officials tell residents to remain alert for flash floods and other hazards.

A resolution declaring racism a public health crisis and funding for equipment upgrades for the school system were approved by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners during a virtual meeting on Monday morning.

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