I know you have heard from quite a few Pirate Club members and just fans in general with regard to last weekend’s football game. I’ve seen a few responses to emailed complaints on how concessions were handled at the game and I have to say the responses were weak and lackluster at best.

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The East Carolina-Marshall game, set for a Saturday 6 p.m. kickoff at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.Va., will be broadcast on Facebook via the CBS Sports Network.


The college football season already has included a North Carolina loss at Virginia Tech, N.C. State losing at Mississippi State and Appalachian State losing last Saturday night at Miami.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a woman of the people. So much so that she walked past a Black Lives Matter protest outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and joined the starry Met Gala inside as a guest earlier this week.

Kudos to the ECU Police Department. They were able to track down and arrest a potentially violent criminal the same day he (allegedly) committed an armed robbery. They simply followed his movements on surveillance cameras until he went to his vehicle. They got his plate number and it was a d…

A no BYH to those drivers blaring their loud music. You don’t realize that you are disturbing businesses. It’s an invasion of privacy and hurts people’s ears. And police should enforce noise ordinance in city limits because it’s getting out of hand.

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The title sums up Clint Eastwood’s movie career — “Cry Macho.” Whether intended or not, it calls to mind the poncho-wearing Man With No Name in those classic spaghetti westerns and the flinty-eyed policeman saying, “Make my day!”

For those who lived through Sept. 11, 2001, the drama of Todd Beamer and the heroes of Flight 93 has become an essential part of many anniversary rites.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but rejected allegations that the company has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition and innovation.

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TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it to…

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MOSCOW (AP) — Facing Kremlin pressure, Apple and Google on Friday removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities, as polls opened for three days of balloting in Russia's parliamentary election.

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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:

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WASHINGTON — The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities.

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada.

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