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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Two people were killed after a tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias touched down in a Bertie County mobile home park earlier today.A press release from the county said 12 people were transported to the hospital with storm related injuries, and at “least” 10 additional people were rescued…

Monday, August 03, 2020

Area governments and electric providers were busy preparing late Monday for scattered power outages and isolated flooding expected to result from Tropical Storm Isaias’ pass through the region earlier today.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Buckle up. The next six months are going to provide a show — a comedic tragedy America has never previously witnessed. It will be acted out amid protests, a pandemic, an election, and an economy in turmoil. The show’s star, of course, will be our president, Donald Trump as himself.

As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission races in North Carolina. But I am. I’m just that weird.

At the moment, Congress has two tasks more important than any others: Providing the resources and leadership needed to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and helping the country climb out of the deep recession that the pandemic triggered. Sadly, the coronavirus relief package from Senate Republicans falls far short on both fronts.

The Daily Advance published a cartoon on the opinion page of its July 31-Aug 1 edition showing an elephant and donkey aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter named “US Congress” cursing over which would throw a life preserver overboard to rescue a drowning individual.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

An article in Politico got a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C., by reporting that Sen. Kamala Harris might not be a very strong front-runner, or even a front-runner at all, in the Democratic vice presidential selection race. Politico reported that 76-year-old former Sen. Chris Dodd, a member of 77-year-old former Sen. Joe Biden’s VP selection committee, was unhappy that Harris showed “no remorse” for her rough attacks on Biden during the Democratic presidential primary season.

Asheville City Council members are to be commended for the historic and courageous move they took July 14 when they approved a resolution that calls for reparations for Black Ashevillians and issued an apology for the city’s role in the enslavement of Black people.


Sunday, August 02, 2020

Fifteen entering freshmen participated in the Virtual Summer Bridge program at Elizabeth City State University this summer, an online version of the program designed to help high school graduates with STEM-related interests become successful college students.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This is a recent sermon delivered by the Rev. Marc O’Neal, pastor at Camden United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church-South Mills, and Sharon United Methodist Church-South Mills.