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A longer wait: DOT: No money to replace Long Lane Bridge

The N.C. Department of Transportation delivered some unwelcome news to Pasquotank officials Monday afternoon. Read more

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State utilities panel mulls involvement in South Mills water issue

CAMDEN — A state regulatory agency hasn’t decided yet whether to evaluate the South Mills Water Association’s water treatment plant followi… Read more

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Winslow: Fostering children labor of love

An Elizabeth City woman who has taken care of 110 children since becoming a foster parent 22 years ago considers foster parenting a labor o… Read more

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Perry announces resignation after 4-2-1 restructuring plan fails

Pasquotank County Commissioner Cecil Perry announced his intention to resign from the board at the end of the Board of Commissioners meetin… Read more

Letters

Letter: Buyer beware: Nothing fair about 'Fair Tax Act'

I feel it necessary to respond to Mr. Andrew Morton’s Feb. 1 letter to the editor. I would ask, has he even read or scanned the “Fair Tax A… Read more

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Currituck fugitive arrested after chance encounter

CURRITUCK — A chance encounter with the chief deputy of the Currituck Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest Tuesday morning of an “armed and d… Read more

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NEAAAT awarded $500K Golden LEAF grant for career center project

ROCKY MOUNT — The Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundati… Read more

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Senior captain, other Harbor Towns staff introduced

A former captain of the Hatteras-to-Ocracoke ferry has been hired as a senior captain for the Harbor Towns, Inc. fast ferry and dinner boat… Read more

Crime

EC sex offender charged with illegally being on school property

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Vehicle strikes cancer center building

A 2017 Hyundai Veloster automobile struck an exterior wall of the Sentara Cancer Center at 1144 N. Road Street, around noon, Tuesday. Read more

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Truex determined to rebound from winless season with Gibbs

Martin Truex Jr. contemplated retirement during last year’s winless season and took until June to decide to return in 2023. He's proven to be highly motivated as he heads into his 18th full Cup season. Truex opened the year with a victory Sunday night in the exhibition race at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was a tremendous showing because Truex had been among the worst in the field in last year's race at the Coliseum. Next up for the 42-year-old is the Daytona 500 later this month. Truex is 0-for-18 in “The Great American Race.” Read more

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AP source: 49ers hire Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator

A person familiar with the choice says the San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring hadn’t been announced. Wilks will fill the void created when DeMeco Ryans was hired as head coach in Houston. Wilks is a longtime defensive backs coach in the NFL and has served as defensive coordinator in Cleveland and Carolina before becoming interim coach for the Panthers this season. He also was head coach for one season in Arizona but was fired after going 3-13 in 2018. Read more

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Daly to enter Daytona 500 with Floyd Mayweather's team

IndyCar driver Conor Daly will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with the NASCAR team owned by Floyd Mayweather. The Money Team Racing raced its way into the Daytona 500 last year with driver Kaz Grala. Daly made his Cup Series debut for the team in October on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The deal was announced eight days before Daly will make his qualifying run for the Feb. 19 race. Daly will enter at least seven races in the No. 50 for TMT. The car will be sponsored by Bitnile, which sponsors Daly in IndyCar. Read more

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NC State back in Top 25, latest gain in Keatts' overhaul

No. 22 North Carolina State has climbed back into the AP Top 25 for the first time in four years. The Wolfpack's rise has come after an offseason overhaul by coach Kevin Keatts. N.C. State added experience through the transfer portal and changed the coaching staff behind Keatts. N.C. State has won eight of nine entering Tuesday's trip to No. 8 Virginia. That is one of six games pairing ranked teams on the week's national AP Top 25 schedule. That includes No. 17 TCU and No. 21 Connecticut each facing two ranked opponents in league play. Read more

Washington takes on Charlotte, looks to halt 3-game skid

Washington looks to break its three-game losing streak when the Washington Wizards play Charlotte. The teams meet Wednesday for the fourth time this season. Washington is 5-3 against the Southeast Division, and Charlotte is 5-7 against division opponents. Read more

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Microsoft bakes ChatGPT-like tech into search engine Bing

Microsoft is fusing ChatGPT-like technology into its search engine Bing, transforming an internet service that now trails far behind Google into a new way of communicating with artificial intelligence. The revamping of Microsoft’s second-place search engine could give the software giant a head start against other tech companies in capitalizing on the worldwide excitement surrounding ChatGPT, a tool that’s awakened millions of people to the possibilities of the latest AI technology. Along with adding it to Bing, Microsoft says it is also integrating the chatbot technology into its Edge browser. Microsoft announced the new technology Tuesday at an event at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Read more

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Dog owners tout Xolos' loyalty and sacred underworld history

Mezcal is not your ordinary pet. Hundreds of years ago the Latin American Indigenous group, the Nahuas, believed that a hairless dog like him, a Xoloitzcuintle, was a sacred creature. The believed the dog could guide its deceased master through the underworld. Dozens gathered on a recent day at Mexico City museum for a meet-and-greet with Mezcal and three more “Xolos”, as these slender dogs are locally known. The canines were part of an effort to raise awareness about responsible adoption of Xolo puppies and promoting the significance of the breed. One expert wrote the Xolo was thought to be a creature capable of moving through the darkness. Read more

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Residents worry about going home, toxic gas from derailment

Authorities in Ohio say air monitoring hasn’t detected dangerous levels of fumes in communities where crews released and burned toxic chemicals from a derailed train. But they said Tuesday that Ohio and Pennsylvania residents living close to the wreckage still aren’t being allowed in their homes. The fire from the controlled release of the chemicals on Monday is no longer burning. Environmental officials say they want to ensure the air is safe before lifting the evacuation order. Some residents from the village of East Palestine say they're nervous about returning even when the evacuation order is lifted. Read more

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Boeing plans to cut about 2,000 finance and HR jobs in 2023

Boeing says it plans to cut about 2,000 jobs from the aerospace company’s finance and human resources departments in 2023. A statement by the Virginia company says the jobs will be reduced “through a combination of attrition and layoffs” this year. The Seattle Times reports the company, which has been one of Washington state's largest private employers, plans to outsource about a third of the eliminated positions to India. A Boeing official tells the Times the other positions will be eliminated as the company makes reductions in finance and human resources support services. Read more

Ishee confirmed as N. Carolina adult correction secretary

The North Carolina Senate has confirmed Gov. Roy Cooper’s choice to lead the state’s new standalone Cabinet-level agency overseeing adult prisons, probation and other community supervision. Senators voted unanimously on Tuesday for Todd Ishee to remain secretary of the Department of Adult Correction. Cooper announced his appointment in September, before the department became an official agency on Jan. 1. Ishee had been state prison commissioner within the Department of Public Safety since 2019. The Senate also voted unanimously on Tuesday to confirm Nels Roseland as state controller, although state law requires he still receive House confirmation. Cooper chose Roseland for that job last May. Read more

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