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The GRPD is planning a co-rec league for adult kickball to consist of 10 regular season games and a single-elimination postseason format. Doubleheaders will be played on Sunday afternoons at Boyd Lee Park.


FARMVILLE — The long-anticipated first girls’ basketball matchup of the season between Farmville Central and North Pitt did not disappoint Wednesday night as the host Jaguars came away with a 69-57 victory.

I write in response to Father Bob Hudak’s Jan. 8 letter requesting research into the “collateral damage” that occurs by inviting a data processing site such as Compute North into our community. My expertise is in the history of human trafficking, not in cryptocurrency. But a connection exist…

BYH. The Agnes Fullilove School building is a beautiful historical building that should be saved and preserved.

Bill Clinton used to say that all elections are about the future. It's true. Voters want to know what candidates will do in office — how they will fix problems — and if they can be trusted to handle the unexpected developments the future brings.

It’s hard to know which is more messed up these days — air transportation, or the Biden Administration. As another case in point, consider the clash between airlines and wireless carriers over 5G.

Stephen and Sarah Ottinger share more than the same initials that make them “SO SO.” Their audiences would say their music is anything but. They are also significant others (SO) that share a love for music.

During these dreary winter days, gardeners yearn for some sign of color to bring indoors to promise that spring is on its way. However, the garden has little to offer in the way of colorful cut flowers for indoor bouquets in January and February.

Hopefully over the recent winter holidays you found some time to take a few walks outside. (It’s a good habit, you know.) Perhaps you’ve even been able to involve yourself in what could affectionately be termed a “botany walk.”

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State AP Stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman said an effort by voters to block his candidacy by citing a constitutional amendment preventing insurrectionists from serving will fail and is part of a scheme to target “America First patriots” who backed former President Donald Trump.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted a request from the police chief of a North Carolina city to release body camera video recorded in the aftermath of the shooting death of a Black man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.

National & World AP Stories

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a prison run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday, killing at least 70 detainees and wounding dozens, a rebel minister said. The strike was part of a pounding aerial offensive that hours earlier knocked the Arab world's poorest country of…

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GENEVA (AP) — Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Friday to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons to Kyiv.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: