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More than 540 students in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools — roughly 11% of the district's total enrollment in grades K-12 — have signed up to learn virtually instead of in the classroom because of COVID-19 concerns.

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I met Arthur back in the early 1990’s. We both were doing sports collector conventions, and found ourselves on the same airplane flights as we both lived in south Florida, and were traveling to the same destinations. We became friends, and to save on expenses we sometimes shared a hotel room…

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Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed four bills that would have raised the pay of public school employees, including school bus drivers. At the time, he said that the raises were too small. People used to say that half a loaf was better than no loaf, so take what is offered and then ask for more. But …

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman of the people. So much so that she walked past a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and joined the starry Met Gala inside as a guest earlier this week.

It is incomprehensible that people would put horse dewormer into their bodies because they don’t want to take the coronavirus vaccine. Or bleach. Even our demented, twice-impeached one-term former president has finally told his rabid-Republican base to get the vaccine.

It’s amazing to me how the liberals are out there supporting Gen. Mark Milley. Had the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff done the same thing to former President Obama that he did to former President Trump the liberals would have had his head on a platter. But because it was done to Trump…

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We all have busy schedules. Along with the pressures of work, what’s in the news and current events can also be a little overwhelming for both parents and kids. Add the start of a new school year and you have the makings for a very stressful situation.

FARMVILLE — Inside the oldest home in Farmville’s Historic District, the May Museum boasts some 10,000 artifacts and 20,000 photographs to put the town’s history on display. But a significant recent addition to the museum may be found out of view behind a desk in the museum office.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but rejected allegations that the company has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition and innovation.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

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TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it to…

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WASHINGTON — The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.

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