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Financial wellness: PCC will host a financial wellness program covering budgeting, credit, homeownership, saving, investing, banking, insurance, income taxes, Social Security and Medicare at the Ayden Community Theatre, 4354 Lee St. Ayden, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7-30. Contact Jalil Davis at 493-7260 or jdavis@email.pittcc.edu.

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…


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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.

The pendulum has swung once again. The stock market is going down and gas prices are nearing new record highs. Food prices are up and our moods are down. All in the cycle of life. COVID and war do not help things. The best way forward is to ignore the news and keep on your path. Don’t drive …

Imagine a successful small-business owner who wants to run for Congress. To jump-start his campaign, he might lend it some money. Once fundraising gets going, it can pay him back. But the law says donations arriving after Election Day may repay only $250,000 of candidate debt. If the busines…

Last week saw one of the livelier primaries North Carolina has held in recent years. But for all the uncertainty surrounding outcomes when the polls closed, most of the highest-profile races shook out without surprises. We’re heading toward November with a slate of nominees who won what they…

According to the latest estimate from fiscal analysts at the North Carolina General Assembly, our state government will take in about $6.2 billion more in General Fund revenue over the 2021-23 budget biennium than was originally projected last year.

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

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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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn had a conflict of interest in a cryptocurrency he promoted and engaged in an improper relationship with a member of his staff, the panel said Monday.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Such legislation would mark a key step in an extraordinary turnabout by GOP members in the chamber set aga…

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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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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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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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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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Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independen…

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Two people were dead and more than a dozen children hospitalized as multiple medical centers cared for people injured in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, hospital officials said Tuesday. Police have said the suspected shooter is in custody.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Images of Celestine Chaney's shooting death in a hate-fueled attack inside a Buffalo supermarket made their way across the internet in the days that followed. At her funeral Tuesday, images from a treasured life filled the space, showing her smiling and holding her famil…