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The COVID-19 pandemic prevented local artisans from showing and selling their craftwork at the Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair last month. But cancellation of the annual crafts show didn’t leave craftsmen and women without a place to sell their work.

“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth .... Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name for the Lord is good; His loving kindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations.” — Psalm 100:1, 4-5.

The following are Albemarle Regional Health Services’ health clinics next week:

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools released the following honor rolls from Elizabeth City Middle School, River Road Middle School, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early College, Northeastern High School, and Pasquotank County High School. Honor rolls are for the first nine weeks of the 2…

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I have been up since 3 a.m. — because that’s when my mornings begin —preparing our little café for our customers whom we love so dearly. It’s getting late — it’s now 6 p.m. — and the exhaustion is beginning to set in. The “early to bed, early to rise” cycle is happening again.

Pope Francis pledged Wednesday to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decadeslong church cover-up of his sexual misconduct.

“Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” — 2 Timothy 2:3,4.

ROME — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.

We were at the Coast Guard base to get our new ‘’reserves’’ ID done. It had been a few weeks since the appointment was made. This is our new reality: we are a reserves military family now, and we have to change the way we do things, even how we get our ID cards to get on base.

Let’s talk a little bit about believing. Belief is a slippery thing because it is always tinged with doubt. Belief is the way we deal with the uncertainties of life. Believing begins with an assumption about what is real, what is really true and really important.