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Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Lapping cancer: Survivors push through heat at Relay

June 23, 2018

The temperature just before the start of Friday’s Pasquotank-Camden Relay for Life was 90 degrees. But factoring in the heat index, it felt at least 10 degrees hotter. 

Summer’s swelter was no match, however, for the determination of a group of cancer survivors who took to the…


SBI joins probe of blaze at fire station

June 22, 2018

CAMDEN — Both the State Bureau of Investigation and the N.C. Fire Marshal’s Office have joined the investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed an ambulance and another vehicle at a Camden fire station late Thursday.

No one was in the South Camden Fire Station at the time of…


SEANC director: Lawmakers took giant step on state worker pay

June 22, 2018

The executive director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina told members of the association’s District 69 Thursday that the General Assembly took a big step this year to increase pay for the lowest-paid state employees.

Lawmakers took action this year to raise the minimum…


Persistence pays off: 47 COA grads earn diplomas

June 21, 2018

A 2018 graduate of College of The Albemarle’s high school equivalency diploma program told her classmates Wednesday night that the most important trait one can have is persistence.

“It’s OK to fall and fail sometimes as long as you get back up and try again,” McKenzie…