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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

EDENTON — Citing inflation and rising material costs, officials now say the new John A. Holmes High School will cost $75 million — $25 million more than the project’s construction budget agreed to by Chowan and school officials last fall.

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EDENTON — The Edenton Steamers won their fourth straight with another high-scoring victory, this time over the Greenbrier Knights, 13-4. This is the third time in four games the Steamers have scored double-digit runs. The win now puts the Steamers in a tie for second place in the Premier Col…


Reading the column by Holly Audette in the June 11-13 expanded edition of The Daily Advance, I was struck by her critical stance toward her neighbors and fellow Americans. Although she invited readers to fact-check what she wrote, I could not discern any facts, statistics, or cited reference…

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word balance. We refer to a well-balanced life as one with equilibrium between work, family and recreation. A well-balanced diet includes a proper mix of the food groups. In government we talk about the balance of power, indicating that the three branches — legislative, executive and judicial — have checks and balances so that no one branch becomes too dominant. Balance is a good thing.

On Tuesday, two columnists in your paper strongly advocated for laws which would restrict our 2nd Amendment right to “keep and bear arms.” This shows a remarkable lack of knowledge about our founding fathers’ distrust of government and the importance of the citizenry to protect themselves an…


“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. ... For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions, for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the sam…

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HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday.

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate could help with developing robot communication.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Around North Carolina’s state legislature this month, the most compelling conversations revolve around the identical Osborne triplets, who are always together, work for the same state senator, sometimes answer in unison and often can be distinguished only by the pattern …

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SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A year ago in the middle of the night, a 12-story oceanfront condo building in Surfside, Florida, came down with a thunderous roar, leaving a giant pile of rubble and claiming 98 lives — one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenc…

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Religious Americans are deeply divided in their views on abortion, and reactions from faith leaders ranged from elation to anger after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies.

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GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Tents, food and medical supplies rolled into the mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan where thousands were left homeless or injured by this week’s powerful earthquake, which state media said killed 1,150 people. A new aftershock Friday took five more lives and …