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Pasquotank County got off to a great start, and played hard throughout the football game. They just couldn’t reach the end zone enough to hold off First Flight High School. In a game that had just a one score difference until the final minutes, the Nighthawks held off the Panthers by the fin…

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Former President Barack Obama slammed the notion of ideological divisions last week while stumping for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ahead of next month’s gubernatorial elections. “These are serious times, and we need serious people. We have too much to get done to be going backwards,” Obama said. “Here we are trying to recover from a global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 Americans, put millions in harm’s way. We don’t have time to waste on phony culture wars or fake outrage that the right-wing media are peddling just to juice up your ratings.”

When people talk about great Americans, pioneers with integrity, leaders who achieved great things who were strong enough to admit failure, take responsibility for failure and worked tirelessly to turn it around, Gen. Colin Powell comes to mind. Powell was a man of humility, a man of strength. He exuded confidence. Americans trusted Secretary of State Colin Powell, my friend.

Why has the federal government failed to adequately investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus? It has been almost two years since COVID-19 first appeared and Congress has held only a few hearings about its origins. During those hearings, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Instit…

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CHICAGO (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about the remains of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims being identified, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, erroneously reported that the family of Francis Wayne Alexander lived in North Caro…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties.

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southwestern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries.

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CHICAGO (AP) — John Wayne Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago area in the 1970s. Authorities found most of his victims' remains in a crawl space under his suburban Chicago house or buried elsewhere on the property. In 2011, they exhumed the remains of eight vic…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based …

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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The back-and-forth debate over unvaccinated tennis players being allowed to contest the Australian Open in January heightened Wednesday with the prime minister and a state political leader trading shots on points of difference.