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The Pitt County Board of Education voted Monday to require that parents be notified about books their children are assigned to read in class. The vote, taken in a special-called meeting, was in response to a complaint from a parent about sexually explicit content and profanity in books assig…

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Players and coaches with the East Carolina baseball team talked plenty about culture and tradition during Monday’s media day, and how those words lay the foundation for success on the field.

After enjoying a successful semester in the classroom, the East Carolina women’s swimming and diving team earned Scholar All-America Team honors as selected by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for the fall campaign.

President Joe Biden has taken the Democrat Party to new lows. The Dems have lost 14 points in 12 months in a recent Gallop poll on who the American people want to run the country. Biden’s and Vice President Kamala Harris’ polling numbers are at historic lows for this time in their term.

Undermining voter participation privileges partisanship over democracy, whether it’s through distorted one-party districts (gerrymandering), or voter suppression. We need to consider not only strategies that re-configure districts fairly, maybe blindly, but also alternative voting methods th…

BYH U.S. Post Office, but I think you should change your motto from “neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, etc.” to just plain “maybe.”

BYH to all the moms with their designer purses and Uggs and dads with their name-brand jackets. Here’s a thought: Buy your kid a winter coat! You don’t live in the tropics and a sweatshirt isn’t keeping your kid warm when it’s 40 degrees out there!

As noted, I view January as bowl-food month. Therefore, I shall close out the month with an ambitious stew. I won’t lie — it’s a bit of a project. But hey, since many of us are homebound and hunkering down, why not roll up our sleeves and have some fun with this recipe?

Dear Dr. June: Last year I fell in love. We met at a friend’s party and just connected. I was visiting her for a week’s vacation and ended up spending more time with him. When I left we stayed in touch and saw each other every weekend. I felt his love and he felt mine. This went on for eight months and he was talking about moving. I was so happy. Then one weekend he didn’t show up and said he ...

I was kicked off Facebook. You may be asking, what in the world did Calvin do to get kicked off social media? Here’s my story, with its twists and turns, and a lesson or two.

Q My 3-year-old is fearful of trying anything new, including things that other children his age love to do such as swinging on a swing, sliding down a slide and splashing in a pool. I feel like I should begin talking to him about what to do in case of a fire in our house and “stranger danger…

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet.

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The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

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