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The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed April 4-8 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

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With gas prices rising faster than our salaries, isn't it time that our local leaders do all that they can to reduce our dependence on Putin's fueling around with international inflation? With all of this pandemic recovery money we are awash in, why not invest in an infrastructure that promo…

BYH to the ECU fans in left field at the Duke baseball game that rudely heckled the Duke player after making a terrific effort to hang on to a fly ball that went over the fence. Show some respect and class. It was a great game between two good programs.

With Father’s Day coming up, I just wanted to say BYH to the daddies who pay college tuition. If you paid a chunk of your net worth to have a college teach your kid how to think, you probably got a bargain. If the college taught your kid what to think, well, never mind.

New York Mayor Eric Adams is a rising power in the Democratic Party. A former police captain, Adams is the answer to the prayers of Democrats who have almost given up praying for a politics they can sell nationally.

We Americans have long grappled with a basic legal and philosophical problem: how to reconcile the fundamental right of individuals to live full and independent lives with the right of society to limit those freedoms in the interest of the general health and welfare.

Think about it this way: If Justice Samuel Alito gets his way and the Trumpist Supreme Court majority voids Roe v. Wade, many states will be forced to begin criminal investigations of women who suffer miscarriages. Don’t give me that crying act, sweetheart. In this state, abortion is murder.

An evil, ruthless tyrant invades a smaller country to slaughter citizens and extinguish their identity. The oppressing army is larger and better equipped. But the bravely led, incredibly courageous freedom fighters are defending their homeland, their families. The dictator’s soldiers fight f…

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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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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four pairs of Republican incumbents face off Tuesday in the North Carolina General Assembly primaries, their confrontations the result of redistricting in rural areas that have lagged other parts of the state in population growth.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to start the application process.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to keep killing if he had escaped the scene, the police commissioner said Monday, as the possibility of federal hate crime or domestic terror charges loomed.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA waited nearly a year to issue a warning that there are still rules to follow now that college athletes can earn money off their fame, sparking speculation that a crackdown could be coming for schools and boosters that break them.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe pushed to toughen its response Monday to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership and European Union officials working to rescue proposed sanctions on Russian oil.

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LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five older people before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.