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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.

Opinion

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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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.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson announced on Wednesday that she won't seek reelection next year, citing mandatory age limits that would significantly curtail her service if she won.

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MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots.

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BANGKOK (AP) — A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said.

Aung San Suu Kyi’ s career took another dramatic turn Monday as a court in Myanmar sentenced the ousted leader to four years in prison after convicting her of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Other cases against her are pending.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opening statements loom this week for a white former Minnesota police officer who said she drew her handgun by mistake when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, but not before the two sides meet with the judge Monday to finalize jury instructions.

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