An order temporarily suspending filing for congressional and legislative offices turned away some candidates who had hoped to begin their campaigns on Monday while some local candidates were able to file.

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There is some sparse historical evidence suggesting that a Jewish guy, name o’ Jesus of Nazareth, actually did walk around on our beloved Earth way back in the day. There is also some significant evidence that this guy’s Jewish PR man, name o’ Paul, wrote a bunch of letters (“Epistles”) stat…

Nestled in a humid forest at the midpoint between the Appalachian Mountains and the mighty Atlantic, the Research Triangle of North Carolina has attracted migrants for decades. Raleigh’s growth has been particularly impressive: Between 2010-20, the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area grew by 23%,…

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Despite having three vaccines ready and available, President Joe Biden has had more COVID-related deaths than his predecessor whose performance on COVID was deemed poor by the media. Today we see reality clearly. The only difference is in the media coverage. The proof is in the numbers.

Gas prices are high. Good! What is our response? Tap into our strategic oil reserves and encourage oil suppliers to drill for more. Why? So that we, the gas guzzling gluttons of the world can hop into our SUVs or pickup trucks and drive down the block to get a cup of coffee.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday pushed back the March election primaries for all legislative, congressional and judicial seats to give state courts time to review lawsuits claiming that the Republican-controlled legislature illegally gerrymandered some districts.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government officials have scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce a major economic development project that likely will be construction of a Toyota electric vehicle battery factory that will employ 1,750 people.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright went on trial on manslaughter charges Wednesday, with a prosecutor saying Kim Potter had been trained how to avoid such deadly…

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ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 people in the U.S. have been found to be infected with the omicron variant so far, and more than three-quarters of them had been vaccinated, the chief of the CDC said Wednesday. But she said nearly all of them were only mildly ill.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday pushed back the March election primaries for all legislative, congressional and judicial seats to give state courts time to review lawsuits claiming that the Republican-controlled legislature illegally gerrymandered some districts.

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CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has completed deliberations for the day in the trial of former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on charges he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago and then lied to Chicago police about it.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades, building a reputation as a staunch advocate of LGBTQ inclusion. His pastoral duties have now been terminated — the result of a bitter rift surfacing in his Indiana church after he sought to demonstrate solid…

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