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I don’t watch many shows. I watch movies, I watch games and I play games, but unless it’s The West Wing or something my 10-year-old wants to see, I’m not watching an episode of “television.”

Opinion

On Thursday, May 5, I went to the local post office to report that I had not received mail for the past two days and needed to pick up my mail. This had happened before and I attributed it to a glitch in the system that would be corrected. However, it became more and more frequent.

On Saturday, four of the six columns on your editorial pages focused on “Replacement Theory.” These columns described this theory as racist, anti-Christian and opposed to American values.

As most voters have shown they understand, Gov. Roy Cooper has been one of the best governors in modern North Carolina history. He’s a skilled lawyer, pragmatic politician and a caring and committed progressive who believes in human rights and building a fairer and more equitable and sustainable society.

On May 24, Fox News blasted a headline, “New York City subway crime up 58% so far compared to 2021; Hunt for gunman in unprovoked shooting intensifies.”

Democrats are fighting over the Biden Administration’s antidumping investigation of Chinese solar manufacturers, and it’s a revealing brawl. Progressives want cheap and abundant green energy that boosts U.S. manufacturing, but they’re discovering they can’t have it all.

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“Father, make them one as we are one,” Jesus prayed on the last night before He was sentenced to death on false allegations. Jesus knew the end was near and, on that night, beckoned heaven to bring unity to His followers.

“There are few better ways to spend a cloudy, dull Sunday afternoon than sitting in the cinema tucking in to a nice comforting slice of Downton Abbey. ‘Life is like a twisting turning novel,’ one of the characters says wistfully, and that’s one of Downton’s charms; nice pithy little pearls o…

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools last month released student honor rolls for the third nine-week period of the 2021-22 school year for the following schools: Elizabeth City Middle School, River Road Middle School, H.L. Trigg Community School, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early Colle…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government's most powerful Republican elected official threw his weight fully behind Medicaid expansion Wednesday, raising the stakes for an issue lingering in state politics for a decade that could result in hundreds of thousands of low-income adults gett…

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The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims the pilot failed to properly fly the single-engine plane in weather condit…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn had a conflict of interest in a cryptocurrency he promoted and engaged in an improper relationship with a member of his staff, the panel said Monday.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Such legislation would mark a key step in an extraordinary turnabout by GOP members in the chamber set aga…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate.

National & World AP Stories

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement authorities faced questions and criticism Thursday over how much time elapsed before they stormed a Texas elementary school classroom and put a stop to the rampage by a gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers.

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed hopes Thursday for global cooperation on climate change, hunger and war, while dozens of climate activists demonstrated in the Swiss town of Davos as a meeting of global elites ended with many words but little concrete action …

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products because of the conflict.

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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when th…