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Monday, March 08, 2021

RALEIGH — The pilot of a Duke Life Flight helicopter that crashed in northeastern North Carolina in 2017 may have accidentally shut off one of the aircraft’s engines just before the second malfunctioning engine failed, federal investigators said.

Saturday, March 06, 2021

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It has only been a couple of days of warm weather but the yellow forsythia bushes are blooming on the side of the road which means the crappie are beginning to move shallow for the spawn.


Sunday, March 07, 2021

When Joe Biden was running for president, he was asked if — unlike then-President Trump — he would punish senior Saudi leaders for the 2018 murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump’s border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days and allow asylum seekers who enter the United States illegally to stay in this country while their cases are considered, rather than wait in Mexico, as Trump required.

“The challenge facing our schools is unprecedented,” said candidate Joe Biden last July. “President Trump has made it much worse. We had a window to get this right. And Trump blew it.”

A minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is an insult to hard-working Americans trying to support families. That base figure should have been raised years ago, but a successive cadre of self-serving politicians saw to it that working-class folks were kept in their “rightful place,” as they did the bidding of greedy corporate CEOs.

Donald Trump says he has begun a political comeback campaign, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference last Sunday in Orlando, Florida, that he’s considering a third run for the presidency in 2024.

Saturday, March 06, 2021

As the publisher of the school play “Fosters” at the center of the controversy explained in The Perquimans Weekly’s Feb 28 article, we are dismayed that state Sen. Bob Steinberg would write such a negative public Facebook post regarding this script without ever reading it or speaking to the …


Sunday, March 07, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fate of a former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as the Black man said he couldn’t breathe will be decided by 12 jurors picked after extensive grilling about their views on police and the justice system.

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he weighed the risks of a high-profile trip to Iraq during the coronavirus pandemic, but said he decided to go ahead with it after much prayer and belief that God would look out for the Iraqis who might get exposed.

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LONDON (AP) — Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview by Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.

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DESTIN, Fla., March 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s time to break out that fishing gear. AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar is hosting its Spring Fling Cobia Tournament from April 2-3, 2021. And, this year’s event benefits two of its favorite non-profits, the Destin Fishing Museum and Kids on …