I have to chuckle went I see certain folks wearing masks below their noses. I see it in church, stores, restaurants, and the workplace. Do they really think it's effective if worn below the nose? Smh

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East Carolina’s baseball season will begin with attendance at Clark-LeClair Stadium limited to two family members per each competing student-athlete and coach.

RALEIGH – It took 50 years and one ounce to break the current state record for a channel catfish, but John Stone, of Pinehurst, now holds the new record after catching a 23-pound, 5-ounce catfish from a private pond in Moore County last September.

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After already caring for East Carolina athletes for more than 35 years, Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center made a joint announcement with ECU athletics Thursday to become official team physicians for the Pirates.

BYH to residents and nonresidents driving through Brook Valley. This is an active neighborhood with no sidewalks and lots of children, walkers and bike riders. When passing these folks please move way over. If there is a car coming in the other direction please wait instead of trying to sque…

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President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats’ obsession with Donald Trump — the…

Spokesmen from Dominion Energy and Smithfield food have touted the program being developed to collect methane gas from swine farm lagoons as an “eco-friendly” alternative to the current practice of releasing methane directly into the atmosphere.

As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden “did not legitimately win” the November election.…

The late year 2020 was a face-off year. 2021 begins likewise. We turned off our faces, tucking them away behind paper and fabric. We have steadily grown grim about the mouth and hide our scowls behind masks. It is, as Herman Melville put it, time to quietly take to the ship. Come, sail away …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor has signed a revenue-sharing agreement with the Catawba Indian Nation that clears the way for Las Vegas-style gaming to be offered at a planned resort in Kings Mountain, officials said.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Sunday:

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PARIS (AP) — After increasingly strained U.S.-France relations under Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Sunday to work closely together to fight the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president appeared poised to win a second term in office Sunday, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike.

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma on Saturday night, officials said.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the government raced to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under …