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LITTLEFIELD — Wrestlers from North Pitt, Ayden-Grifton and Greene Central competed in the Eastern Plains 2A Conference Individual Tournament Wednesday evening at Ayden-Grifton High School.

Players and coaches with the East Carolina baseball team talked plenty about culture and tradition during Monday’s media day, and how those words lay the foundation for success on the field.

Who knew I had so many friends worried about my car’s warranty? Before Christmas it felt like a horde calling to warn me. If this has happened to you, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that these warranty calls have dried up. The bad news is that now they are worried about my m…

The great poet William Cullen Bryant said “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.” In other words, what’s done in the dark shall come to light, and that includes a lack of transparency and hiding the truth. For numerous years, I have been on the battlefield fighting for justice; as one s…

Journalist Michael Kinsley famously added a twist to American politics when he redefined a “gaffe” as when “a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.”

As noted, I view January as bowl-food month. Therefore, I shall close out the month with an ambitious stew. I won’t lie — it’s a bit of a project. But hey, since many of us are homebound and hunkering down, why not roll up our sleeves and have some fun with this recipe?

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker said Thursday that he’s staying in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, despite falling behind top rivals in fundraising and lacking former President Donald Trump’s endorsement for the seat.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet.

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The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

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One was decided by a newspaper poll, one by a public vote and some others through a contest. The most recent was chosen from thousands of global entries of illustrations by children. Over the years, the mascots for the Winter Olympics have been abstract forms, animals and humans.