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This week 74 years ago. At first thought, it was a rather unremarkable Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians, the first night game of the young season played at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The starting pitchers for the two teams looked v…

The Edenton Steamers are bringing in some talent from their own backyard. OF Davis Halstead (John A. Holmes High School), 3B/RHP Chris Morris (Pitt Community College), and 1B/OF Tanner Thach (Perquimans County High School) are all familiar with Historic Hicks Field, and will be playing there…


As Ukraine fights valiantly against the Russian invasion of its country, I am puzzled by those in our own country who want America to ignore Putin’s war crimes and genocide. Political consultant David Plouffe says Donald Trump is “Putin’s not-so-sleeper agent on American soil.” U.S. Sen. Ran…

There is a lot of talk about the budget shortfall in Pasquotank County. Can it be solved? No matter how competent elected officials and bureaucrats are, they do not think like business people.

There was a time when spending big at a swanky restaurant would be regarded as an occasion requiring dress-up. Then the slob culture took over so that even when an establishment made great effort to arrange flowers, iron tablecloths and provide formal service, customers would turn up in sweatshirts and ratty sneakers.

In 1983 singer and songwriter Anne Murray had a hit song, “A Little Good News.” Someone said at the time, “This song struck a chord with listeners who were exasperated with the inflation/recession cycle, crime wave, and renewed Cold War with an increasingly aggressive Soviet Union that was g…


“And they said to me, ‘The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.’ So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many d…

I am so blessed to have so many godly mothers in my congregation. I do not look around the sanctuary and think about one or two; I think about a multitude. These incredible women have taught me a plethora of lessons about what makes a godly mom.

As a D.C. Beltway power player, the late Charles W. Colson worked with a “Thank God it’s Monday” attitude that meant his colleagues always knew they could contact him about hot topics and decisions.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate.

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RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary Tuesday night and his Senate pick was locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president worked to expand his hold on the Republican Party.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's retirements of two veteran Democratic congressmen in North Carolina have opened the way for robust primaries within their party as Democrats, Republicans or both hold contests Tuesday in all but one of the state's 14 U.S. House districts.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the U.S. Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights.

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In the five months that Jennifer Anne Hall was a respiratory therapist at Hedrick Medical Center, the rural Missouri hospital experienced 18 “code blue” incidents — an alarming increase in sudden cardiac arrest events for a hospital that historically averaged one of them a year, according to…

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The fate of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters who surrendered after holding out against punishing attacks on Mariupol’s steel factory hung in the balance Thursday, amid international fears that the Russians may take reprisals against the prisoners.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend.

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KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling.