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Northeastern High School (10-1, 5-0) built a substantial first-half lead, and then held off a competitive Pasquotank County squad (4-10, 0-6) to earn a Northeastern Coastal Conference victory Wednesday by the final score of 65-48.

Full disclosure, I am writing this Tuesday morning. That’s important because North Carolina has yet to play Miami and the question this column is set to ask, I don’t yet know the answer to but you may.

Los Angeles loves its stars, and the city certainly has its share on its pro football team. There is former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, and outspoken All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey. The Rams have former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, and controversial wide receiver Odell …

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I write in response to Father Bob Hudak’s Jan. 8 letter requesting research into the “collateral damage” that occurs by inviting a data processing site such as Compute North into our community. My expertise is in the history of human trafficking, not in cryptocurrency. But a connection exists between these two “markets.”

Bill Clinton used to say that all elections are about the future. It's true. Voters want to know what candidates will do in office — how they will fix problems — and if they can be trusted to handle the unexpected developments the future brings.

After a COVID-19 driven timeout last year, March for Life returns this year to Washington, D.C., for the 49th year, noting the anniversary of and support to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973. This began the era of legal abortion in the USA.

Omicron is spreading faster than kudzu, especially among our children. Some educators and health officials are suggesting we halt in-class learning and return to virtual learning. That would be a disaster. It’s indisputable that omicron is spreading rapidly in our schools, but data suggests it doesn’t last long and isn’t as severe as was the delta variant. The threats of illness are not as great as other damages to our children.

This time last year, North Carolina was battling multiple crises along with the rest of our country. The pandemic, impacting the health of over 1.7 million North Carolinians, was at its height. Our economy was in a tailspin, with North Carolina’s unemployment rate at 5.9 percent. And after an attack on American democracy at our nation’s capital, the political divide across our country and state was more palpable than ever.

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With hurricanes regular occurrences in eastern North Carolina, the Albemarle region is no stranger to the flooding and damage wrought by these powerful forces of nature. The costs endured by our coastal communities are manifold.

State AP Stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman said an effort by voters to block his candidacy by citing a constitutional amendment preventing insurrectionists from serving will fail and is part of a scheme to target “America First patriots” who backed former President Donald Trump.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted a request from the police chief of a North Carolina city to release body camera video recorded in the aftermath of the shooting death of a Black man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The legal fight over North Carolina's redistricting plans shifted quickly to the state Supreme Court the day after trial judges refused to throw out the new maps. By Wednesday, nearly half of the justices had been asked by lawyers to stay out of upcoming deliberations be…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper gave former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley his full-throated endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, attempting to secure a smoother path for her to become the Democrats' nominee to wrest a seat held by a Republican since 2005.

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore is being held by mutinous soldiers, two of the rebellious soldiers told The Associated Press by phone early Monday. They did not say where Kabore is being held, but said he is in a safe place.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith — the latest allegation of wrongdoing that is shaking the Conservative government and Johnso…

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BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO said Monday that it’s putting extra forces on standby and sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe, as Ireland warned that new Russian war games off its coast are not welcome given tensions over whether President Vladimir Putin intends to attack Ukraine.

NEW YORK (AP) — The crisis in Ukraine is hardly going away — a showdown of two world views that could upend Europe. It carries echoes of the Cold War and resurrects an idea left over from the 1945 Yalta Conference: that the West should respect a Russian sphere of influence in Central and Eas…

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights as Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man's neck to the street is expected to begin Monday with opening statements, after a jury of 18 people was swiftly picke…