An order temporarily suspending filing for congressional and legislative offices turned away some candidates who had hoped to begin their campaigns on Monday while some local candidates were able to file.

Deputies are investigating the theft of a firearm from a home in Greenville over the weekend, according to a report from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred between 11 a.m. on Friday and 3:10 p.m. on Sunday in the 2000 block Long Drive. The gun was valued at $500. The inv…

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There is some sparse historical evidence suggesting that a Jewish guy, name o’ Jesus of Nazareth, actually did walk around on our beloved Earth way back in the day. There is also some significant evidence that this guy’s Jewish PR man, name o’ Paul, wrote a bunch of letters (“Epistles”) stat…

Nestled in a humid forest at the midpoint between the Appalachian Mountains and the mighty Atlantic, the Research Triangle of North Carolina has attracted migrants for decades. Raleigh’s growth has been particularly impressive: Between 2010-20, the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area grew by 23%,…

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Despite having three vaccines ready and available, President Joe Biden has had more COVID-related deaths than his predecessor whose performance on COVID was deemed poor by the media. Today we see reality clearly. The only difference is in the media coverage. The proof is in the numbers.

Gas prices are high. Good! What is our response? Tap into our strategic oil reserves and encourage oil suppliers to drill for more. Why? So that we, the gas guzzling gluttons of the world can hop into our SUVs or pickup trucks and drive down the block to get a cup of coffee.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago who was abducted, tortured and killed after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government officials have scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce a major economic development project that likely will be construction of a Toyota electric vehicle battery factory that will employ 1,750 people.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died. He was 98.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with “Waterloo” and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89.

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BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks advanced Wednesday in Asia after another broad rally on Wall Street as investors wagered that the new variant of the COVID-19 virus won’t pose a big threat to the economy.

MOSCOW (AP) — When the leaders of the Soviet Union's three Slavic republics met at a secluded hunting lodge on Dec. 8, 1991, the fate of vast country hung in the balance. With a stroke of their pens, they delivered a death blow to the USSR, triggering shockwaves that are still reverberating …

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors will be presented with starkly different views of the Minnesota police officer who killed Black motorist Daunte Wright during opening statements at her manslaughter trial Wednesday, with the defense claiming that Kim Potter made an innocent mistake by pulling her ha…

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally giving food to wild animals is considered off limits, but the dire situation in Florida with more than 1,000 manatees dying from starvation due to manmade pollution is leading officials to consider an unprecedented feeding plan.

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