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An article about Albemarle Regional Health Services’ upcoming mass booster clinics in Sunday’s edition listed the wrong date for the clinic scheduled for Maple Park this week. The clinic will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., not Thursday at that time.

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In what their coach described as “a big win” for Mid-Atlantic Christian University’s women’s basketball program, the Lady Mustangs defeated the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan University Monday evening at TowneBank Arena, winning by a final score of 56-47.

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On Nov. 21, longtime safe streets advocate Steven Hardy-Braz of Farmville was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on a road in Belhaven. The distracted driver did not see Steven and drove directly into the back of Steven’s bicycle, seriously injuring him. Steven remains in recovery today.

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign was essentially a bidding war in which each candidate pledged to spend trillions of dollars beyond what is needed to run the country, ostensibly to rebuild the nation after the coronavirus pandemic. Candidate Joe Biden won the contest and has so far signed a $1.9 trillion “COVID relief” bill (that had little to do with COVID relief) and a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that goes beyond the traditional definition of “infrastructure.”

Cruel as this may sound, I’m having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease.

It seems to me there’s an element of poetic justice at play when someone dies from a disease after having not only refused to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others but also encouraged others to refuse vaccination and spread lies about the disease.

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I am asked with some frequency, this time of the year: ‘Is it wrong to put a Christmas tree in my home — doesn’t the Scripture teach that this practice is bad?’

Each year, the Chowan, Gates and Perquimans County Extension Master Gardeners award a $1,000 scholarship to an area student pursuing advanced studies in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and/or natural resources.

For several years, people have heard that sodas containing sugar are not a healthy choice for our families, and, as a result, have started buying fewer of those kind of drinks. However, as soda drinking declines, more families are buying sports and energy drinks, thinking they are healthier …

It is hard to believe the advent season is here. Perhaps you have noticed an influx of people putting up lights on their home, around trees, and in their yard. I love all the lights at Christmas because it reminds me of the second part of Jesus’ call to believers in Matthew chapter five. His…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government officials have scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce a major economic development project that likely will be construction of a Toyota electric vehicle battery factory that will employ 1,750 people.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on Thursday legislation that would bar officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day, even if their envelopes were postmarked on or before that date.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern portion of the state, including areas in and around Glacier National Park, officials said Monday.

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As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the pandemic. Can the latest competitor to the world-dominating delta displace it?

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