Willie Maude Atkinson lived in Hobson City her whole life, only moving once from her house on Draper Street to the house next door, where she passed away peacefully of natural causes Thursday, according to her daughter.

Health officials across the country have long said that widespread testing will need to precede reopening of the economy. The point may now be moot.

Regional Medical Center and local officials offered a drive-in and walk-up screening for coronavirus in Hobson City Wednesday.

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