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CAMDEN — The Camden County Bruins volleyball team fell to the Neuse Charter Cougars by a score of 3-2 Thursday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 1A state playoffs at Camden County High School.

Opinion

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a hip-hop album. Perhaps you do have a strong view about one of these, but almost certainly not about all four.

Members of Congress as well as Vice President Mike Pence are not paranoid — “they” really are coming after them. But who are “they?” Nearly half of the nation still supports Trump, and perhaps half of them are ardent, and perhaps half of the ardent are militant. Who knows?

Thousands of our fellow Americans in every state worked tirelessly for months to ensure a safe, secure and fair election on Nov. 3. At every level, from county vote tabulating sites to election commissions certifying results, representatives from both major parties were present, oversaw and …

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Features

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Museum of the Albemarle’s collection contains more than 35,000 dimensional artifacts. These range in size from a 29-foot shad boat to clay beads about a quarter-inch in diameter. In most cases they belonged to people who lived in the region from 12,000 B.C.E. to 2000 A.D. We have an extensiv…

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fail for it had been founded on the rock.” — Matthe…

Friday, January 15, 2021

State AP Stories

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager taken to a hospital by his mother for help with a mental health crisis was hit with a stun gun, beaten and body slammed by hospital personnel and sheriff’s deputies, then left bleeding and handcuffed outside, according to a lawsuit.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America’s fourth-quarter profits fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down its results. However the bank was able to release more than $800 million from its credit reserves, a sign that it sees the U.S. economy improving in the coming months.

National & World AP Stories

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from lawmakers to help him effectively govern the country with its pandemic-pummeled …

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ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen.

Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite…

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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested Tuesday in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plots to blow up New York City's 9/11 Memorial and other landmarks and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday.