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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Albemarle Regional Health Services is reporting three more COVID-19 deaths in the region, including two at a Chowan County assisted living center.

Nearly 11,000 voters in Pasquotank, Currituck and Camden counties have already cast a one-stop ballot for the Nov. 3 general election, mirroring the record turnout trends statewide during the first five days of early voting.

CAMDEN — A sampling of one-stop voters in Camden Tuesday afternoon showed mixed support for a bond referendum allowing the county to borrow $33 million to construct a new high school.

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Even in the face of a worldwide pandemic, the senior bowlers of the Albemarle area were not denied an opportunity to compete for state level bragging rights and took advantage of a rather unique state games event to claim more state games hardware.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

I have had many conversations over the past week and, quite frankly, over the past many years about what it will really take to address the opportunity gap and to achieve equity for all of our students. I have also watched so many district and school leaders and communities wrestle with this same question. What we know is that all too often we come up short, or we make a lot of efforts that do not lead to immediate or long-term changes in our schools.

COVID-19 dominates North Carolina’s governor’s race, and it likely will determine the outcome. But there’s another big difference between the two candidates. It gets less attention, but matters more for the future.

The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on college campuses across the nation. Let us look at some of it.

The current U.S. Senate’s duplicitous Supreme Court confirmation process is cause for concern. Either it’s right, just and the Senate’s duty to hold a hearing and vote on a president’s Supreme Court nominee in an election year; or it’s right, just and the Senate’s duty to let the American pe…

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters of North Carolina elect a state treasurer every four years.

Over the past decade, there’s been a growing militarization of hate groups that call themselves “militias.” These are people driven largely by white-extremists views. Many policy experts believe these people are very distraught about the growing demographic diversity of the United States.


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