Blaine Tolison, WSOCTV

Blaine Tolison


Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Blaine:

Masking up in the gym: what gym-goers say and what the latest research reveals

Starting Friday more people will be allowed inside gyms in North Carolina after Gov. Roy Cooper eased certain COVID restrictions, but you’ll still have to use a mask. → Read More

Woman missing her mother pleads to have restrictions eased at nursing homes

Dana Allen, of Anson County, said she has not seen her 82-year-old mother, Carrie Hinson, in a year because of restrictions on nursing home visitations during the pandemic. → Read More

Winter weather across country delays COVID vaccine rollout, including in Carolinas

Winter weather is bringing the race to vaccinate to a crawl as snow and ice are preventing some providers from holding vaccination clinics Wednesday. → Read More

South End businesses hit in a series of burglaries

Futo Buta, Pepperbox Donuts and handful of other South End businesses were all burglarized in the past week. → Read More

Mass COVID-19 vaccination site reopens at Galleria Mall in Rock Hill

A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Rock Hill opens back up Tuesday one day after South Carolina cleared the way for people 65 and older to make appointments to get their vaccine. → Read More

Dozens of cars line up hours ahead of Iredell County vaccine clinic

Hundreds of people are waking up across the Charlotte area and hoping to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including in Iredell County. → Read More

North Carolina lawmakers propose bill mandating in-person K-12 classes

North Carolina Republican lawmakers introduced a bill on Monday that would require school districts in the state to offer at least partial in-person instruction for all K-12 public school students. → Read More

Charlotte City Council to select new at-large councilmember

Monday night, Charlotte City Council will select a new at-large councilmember and that person would fill the remainder of James Mitchell’s term. → Read More

Church provides access to people getting vaccine

More than half a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in North Carolina with 38,000 in Mecklenburg County. → Read More

Bank of America Stadium to host mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic this week

Atrium Health is hosting another huge COVID-19 vaccine clinic this weekend but this time, it will be at Bank of America Stadium. → Read More

COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines, WHO says

Despite the growing availability of vaccines, the World Health Organization’s top scientist says immunity to the coronavirus will not be achieved in 2021. → Read More

Deadly I-77 crash investigation unsolved 7 months later; family seeks answers

Highway Patrol troopers continue to investigate a deadly crash that happened in May on Interstate 77 in south Charlotte. → Read More

How the new COVID-19 relief package will help Charlotte music venues

The latest COVID-19 stimulus package includes the Save our Stages act, which, if approved, would help businesses that weren’t included in the first round. → Read More

‘Very emotional’: Hospital workers in Lancaster County line up to receive COVID vaccine

Doctors and nurses at the Medical University of South Carolina in Lancaster County lined up Wednesday morning to get the very first vaccines to arrive there. → Read More

Lawsuit filed year after teacher accused of putting student with autism in trash can

This comes more than a year after 51-year-old Robin Johnson was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person. → Read More

Behind the scenes: Local health care facility ready to receive vaccine for distribution

StarMed Family & Urgent Care in west Charlotte could serve as a hub for vaccine storage and processing once it becomes available as early as Dec. 14 in North Carolina. → Read More

VBGB, Sycamore Brewing pause operations until 2021

Two well-known Charlotte businesses have decided pause operations citing the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

How social media affects our relationships, mental health

Because of the coronavirus, so many of us have gone months without seeing friends or family in person, and virtual interactions just aren’t the same. → Read More

Planning to get a COVID-19 test ahead of Thanksgiving? Here’s what you need to know

If getting a COVID test is in your plans ahead of Thanksgiving, you may want to go ahead and schedule it. → Read More

Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes for millions of children around the world

Starting Monday, you can drop off donations for “Operation Christmas Child," a program from Samaritan’s Purse that provides gifts to millions of children. → Read More