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Sunday, August 09, 2020

COLUMBIA — The state prison system moved several inmates back into the closed Tyrrell Prison Work Farm in Columbia last week. But it’s not clear what impact the move will have on the county that depends on sales of water to the prison for a significant portion of its annual revenue.

A trustee at Elizabeth City State University has been named an at-large delegate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at the 2020 National Democratic Convention scheduled for Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The NCHSAA provided the following statement from association commissioner Que Tucker to NCHSAA Member Schools Thursday morning in response to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s press conference on Wednesday.


Sunday, August 09, 2020
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In Aurora climate change is not decades away. It is here, now, and it has flooded my church twice in the last decade. As a minister at St. Paul AME Zion Church and a former marine biologist, I see firsthand the effects of climate change on God’s human and marine creation. I also see the immediate need for resilient policies and institutions that will protect these people and places that I, and my Creator, care for so deeply.

There are three presidential debates scheduled before the Nov. 3 election. The first will be on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The second will be on Oct. 15 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. And the third will be on Oct. 22 at Belmont University in Nashville.

Why would you not want to see a presidential debate? A debate where you can see how a candidate thinks on their feet and how they handle themselves in a potentially stressful environment.

Friday, August 07, 2020

There’s a little uncertainty about the ceremony for renominating President Trump during the Republican National Convention in Charlotte later this month. On Saturday, a GOP spokeswoman said it would be conducted in private, without members of the press present. She cited the coronavirus as the reason.

Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System on Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it significant enough to share with you.


Sunday, August 09, 2020

It is undeniable the many ways this current pandemic continues to change our world. The recent disruptions to our daily routines, once seemingly unalterable, have caused many of us to have to adapt to a new “normal.” The uncertainty of our long-term prospects and the necessity to curb and, u…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jennifer Durham, a science teacher at River Road Middle School in Elizabeth City, was one of nine middle school teachers from eight states selected to participate in the National STEM Scholar Program.

Friday, August 07, 2020