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Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Cold comfort: Festival beats the heat with ice cream

July 21, 2019 - 15 minutes ago

With the heat index hovering at 105 degrees on Saturday, keeping cool was most people's top priority.

Running fans or hunkering down anywhere with air conditioning were two options for beating the heat. But an Ayden business offered a simply natural solution for chilling out:

Eat more ice cream.…


Treasurer says state employees won't pay out-of-network costs

July 21, 2019 - 15 minutes ago

Even though none of the state's major hospital systems joined the revised North Carolina Health Plan Network, its members won't pay out-of-network costs when the new plan launches on Jan. 1, the state treasurer said.

However, State Treasurer Dale Folwell, the man behind the effort to reform the…


Sometimes I think I just can't cut it

July 21, 2019 - 15 minutes ago

There are four seasons of the year in Pitt County: December, January, February, and the season of mowing grass.

For nine months of each year, I am a full-time employee of the yard. And I should join a union, because there is plenty of conflict between management and labor. The yard always manages…


Aeronautics engineer reflects on historic moon landing

July 20, 2019

As the nation pauses to remember the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Larry Nichols does not need to watch video footage to look back on the historic event. He was there.

The 83-year-old was at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in July 1969 when Apollo 11 was launched. He was part of 10…

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