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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RALEIGH — With cases and other key metrics trending downward in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state will ease gathering and occupancy restrictions and end its 10 p.m. statewide curfew starting Friday.

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CONCORD — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials announced a plan Wednesday to allow outdoor sports venues, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, to host events with fans up to 30 percent of their capacity, beginning Friday.

Opinion

Thursday, February 25, 2021

It is with deep sadness that I report that Linda Perry, founder of the Camden Charitable Foundation and the wife of retired Camden Sheriff Tony Perry, passed away this week at her home surrounded by her family. Linda had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the past six years.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

After reading a frequent local contributor’s list of reasons to be thankful for Donald Trump, I was amazed that he neglected to mention some of the most noteworthy.

Features

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Long ago I awoke one morning to a day that in the pastoral ministry all ministers dread. Two wonderful families, independent of one another but both resolute components of our small congregation, unexpectedly experienced tragedies you would never wish upon anyone.

State AP Stories

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With cases and other key metrics trending downward in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state will ease gathering and occupancy restrictions and end its 10 p.m. statewide curfew starting Friday.

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — VTv Therapeutics Inc. (VTVT) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Felony charges have been dropped against a North Carolina man who was beaten and threatened at gunpoint after a younger man found him in a bedroom with the younger man’s two small children.

National & World AP Stories

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ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS (AP) — The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats.

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Members of a group supporting Myanmar’s military junta attacked and injured people protesting Thursday against the army’s Feb. 1 seizure of power that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. At least several people were injured in the attacks in Myanmar's la…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction project in decades, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show.