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President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff Joe” in the Obama administration, where he helped distribute and monitor billions in recovery aid in response to the Great Recession. But another key part of the cleanup from the 2008 financial crisis was tighter regulation of Wall Street banks. In that area, Biden is in danger of not getting his own sheriffs in place.

Pundits and politicos like to talk about “mainstream” or “main street” Republicans, as if they made up a significant percentage of today’s GOP. But make no mistake, the May 17 primary election proved beyond doubt that the Trump cult (and there’s no denying they are a cult) is firmly in control of the Republican Party in North Carolina.

As Ukraine fights valiantly against the Russian invasion of its country, I am puzzled by those in our own country who want America to ignore Putin’s war crimes and genocide. Political consultant David Plouffe says Donald Trump is “Putin’s not-so-sleeper agent on American soil.” U.S. Sen. Ran…

There is a lot of talk about the budget shortfall in Pasquotank County. Can it be solved? No matter how competent elected officials and bureaucrats are, they do not think like business people.

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The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools last month released student honor rolls for the third nine-week period of the 2021-22 school year for the following schools: Elizabeth City Middle School, River Road Middle School, H.L. Trigg Community School, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early Colle…

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. According to experts, 80 percent of strokes could be prevented with some very important lifestyle changes, and of course by working with your healthcare provider to keep your numbers at a normal level.

The former P.W. Moore Junior-Senior High School in Elizabeth City was the most outstanding school offering a high school education for Black students in northeastern North Carolina during the early decades of the 20th century, a local history professor says. 

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate.

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RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary Tuesday night and his Senate pick was locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president worked to expand his hold on the Republican Party.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's retirements of two veteran Democratic congressmen in North Carolina have opened the way for robust primaries within their party as Democrats, Republicans or both hold contests Tuesday in all but one of the state's 14 U.S. House districts.

National & World AP Stories

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CHICAGO (AP) — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting near a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murd…