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Elizabeth City officials are considering separate grant requests for $20,000 to help two business owners renovate a couple of downtown buildings that have been vacant for at least 10 years.

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The Elizabeth City State University women’s volleyball team defeated Mid-Atlantic Christian University 25-11, 25-8, 25-8 Monday inside the Robert Vaughan Center on the campus of ECSU.

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On Sept. 21, 1961, College of The Albemarle opened its doors and welcomed its first students. In the subsequent 60 years, COA has served the residents of the Albemarle region as the community’s college. COA was the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina, which is appropriate…

As I read the national and local news and watch television, I am amazed at the amount of anger and animosity being spewed through street fights, shootings, domestic violence and bar brawls. There are even some instances where government officials are actually fist fighting. These violent beh…

Even if intensive medical care had been immediately available, Ray DeMonia might still have died just shy of his 74th birthday. A resident of the north Alabama town of Cullman, DeMonia had suffered a stroke more than a year ago, and he had a bad heart.

The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for months, closed others for good, and forced still other employers to cut back on hours and wages for the people they still employed.

“This outlines how the Department of Public Instruction, in tandem with the State Board of Education, will assist all education stakeholders as they work to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while establishing a framework to achieve the long-term goal of ensuring a sound, basic education for all students in the state.”

Can Joe Biden make the Taliban great again? Apparently former Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner, whose district included York County, thinks so. Republican Wagner’s been busy putting up 15 billboards featuring Joe Biden in military gear alongside the message ‘Making the Taliban Great Agai…

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Over the years I have learned that the people at a funeral are paying much more attention to what is being said than at a wedding or baptism. It is difficult to engage in our usual denial of death when we are gathered around a coffin.

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The title sums up Clint Eastwood’s movie career – “Cry Macho.” Whether intended or not, it calls to mind the poncho-wearing Man With No Name in those classic spaghetti westerns and the flinty-eyed policeman saying, “Make my day!”

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping his enemy came and sowed tares (a weed resembling wheat) among the wheat, and went away. But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.” — Matthe…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A top Southern Baptist Convention committee agreed Tuesday to fund a third-party investigation into its handling of sexual abuse allegations but held off on waiving its attorney-client privilege for the probe, delaying for the future a decision seen as a key deman…

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico has begun busing and flying Haitian migrants away from the U.S. border, authorities said Tuesday, signaling a new level of support for the United States as a giant refugee camp in a small Texas border town presented President Joe Biden with a humanitarian a…

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her boy…