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.

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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) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

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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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DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the bo…

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THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree.

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance.

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