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Every sport has venues that transcend that sport, from Wrigley Field to Madison Square Garden, or Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the Los Angeles Coliseum.

With the cost of everything rising faster and faster, it can be hard to build a reliable travel budget. Will gas prices rise or fall by the summer? And will…

Incumbent Greg Murphy needs to focus more on fentanyl and other issues in Congressional District 3 instead of on the U.S. border, according to his challenger, who just days prior to winning the Democratic Party nomination lost her brother to an overdose.

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Every sport has venues that transcend that sport, from Wrigley Field to Madison Square Garden, or Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the Los Angeles Coliseum.

North Pitt Middle School (featuring players from Wellcome, Pactolus, Bethel and Stokes) triumphed over Chicod School in the Pitt County soccer championship match played on May 12.

BYH, privilege is when you think something is not a problem just because you are not affected by it.

Receiving a good education is more than performing well in school. Students need to be given the skills to be able to adapt to any environment or life destination. There needs to be more emphasis on analyzing, deciphering and utilizing the information learned effectively.

5/16/2025 — I am so excited! Lord Zucker has issued the latest Meta app for my Genius Phone! It immerses me in a holographic community named “Siloville.” Soon I’ll be assigned to the virtual group that Meta decides is most suitable for me.

A NBYH to those fast food places that can’t cook food until it’s done or fix food without hair in it. Would you want to eat hairy food? Think about it. If you don’t like hair in food, other people don’t like it either!

President Biden likes to blame inflation on the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine — or, as he says, “Putin’s price hike.” But the fact is, Biden’s own actions, and those of his party, have also contributed significantly to the rise in the cost of living that is making it harder and harde…

Russian President Vladimir Putin is clearly out of his mind. Only a deranged and isolated leader stuck a 20th century time warp would launch an unprovoked and barbaric attack against a people he says are the same as his own — and say he is saving them from Nazis. The insanity of it all has f…

Three men walk into a bar: a locksmith, a retired prison administrator and a city employee. It’s no joke. If Michael Wiggs, Joe Solano and Ron Harris walk into a bar, it’s pretty certain they’ll soon be playing instruments and the punchline will be “Freebird!”

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate.

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RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary Tuesday night and his Senate pick was locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president worked to expand his hold on the Republican Party.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness.

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LONDON (AP) — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech on the first day of the World Economic Forum gathering of corporate executives, government officials and other VIPs in Davos, Switzerland.

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