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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association still hopes to play spring sports this year and even play the suspended state championship basketball games left stranded for nearly a month by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The NCAA decided Monday night that not only seniors deserve eligibility relief for this season being cut short, but spring sports athletes in all classes are eligible for an extra year of eligibility because of COVID-19 bringing competition to a sudden halt in mid-March.

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The NCAA decided Monday night that not only seniors deserve eligibility relief for this season being cut short, but spring sports athletes in all classes are eligible for an extra year of eligibility because of COVID-19 bringing competition to a sudden halt in mid-March.

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East Carolina football players left for spring break early in March on the heels of what Pirate second-year coach Mike Houston described as a stellar offseason to that point in terms of player strength and other areas.

A big bless your heart to the superintendent, board, administration, faculty and all school employees for your untiring efforts to continue the education process for all Pitt County students. We are blessed by your commitment to providing the best learning arena possible due to the closure o…

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Over the past two weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper and local officials have imposed a regulatory regime of increasing severity on North Carolinians. Their stated goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 so the number of cases requiring hospitalization won’t shoot far above the maximum capacity of hospit…

Our current president, who would rather govern via tweet or be interviewed by Fox news to set the stage for the United States in this time of the critical need, should lead by being truthful, factual and consider the needs of everyone based on the scientists’ and doctors’ guidance. Governing…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is altering many dimensions of our national life: economic, social, political. But it cannot be allowed to infect the health of our democracy or weaken the ability of every American to cast a ballot in November.

Q DEAR HARRIETTE: I just went to the doctor and had to speak to an administrator. When our meeting was over, she reached out to give me a fist bump. I was so surprised, I wasn’t sure what to do. At least she wasn’t offering me her hand to shake — but seriously? She works at a health institut…

Q Dear Carolyn: So I have come to the sad conclusion that my aunt hates me, and there is nothing I can do about it. I went to live with my grandmother, her mom, after losing my parents. My grandmother is and has always been very good to me. Losing my dad was very hard for my grandmother, but…

“Smart people don’t get bored,” my friend announced when I told her that a lot of people were getting bored from the home-confinement imposed by the ongoing pandemic.