Patsy Covington, 83, excitedly receives her vaccine in the garage area of the fire department on Thursday, Jan. 14. “I’m tired of all of this uncertainty of whether or not I’m going to get this virus,” Covington said. (MNJ Photo/Juliana Walker)

A SHOT OF HOPE: More than 300 vaccinated at first local pop-up clinic

The Mitchell County Health Department held its first vaccination pop-up clinic on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Spruce Pine Fire Department in an effort to speed up the vaccination rollout.  The clinic, which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., drew…