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Dr. William Bird receives COVID vaccine on 95th birthday

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Former Haywood County School Superintendent and Chairman of the Haywood County Election Board Dr. William T. Bird and his wife Jane received their initial dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Jan. 4, his 95th birthday.

The couple received their vaccines at Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center in Waynesville where they presently reside.

William Bird is a WWII veteran having served in the Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and participated in the Battle of Okinawa.

Jane Bird is a former Principal of North Canton Elementary School.

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