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Tradesformers, a youth apprenticeship program designed to connect talented students with growing industry trades in the area, conducted its annual “Signing Day” event Tuesday at the Pitt County Community, Schools and Recreation center.

Pitt County rising high school seniors Garbielle Adams and Lane Stocks were recognized for completing NC Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders program. At left, Stocks and Adams hold their certificates. Pictured with them are, from left, Travis Park and Joy Morgan, NC State…


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After relying on a high-powered offense all season, Truist found itself in an unfamiliar place in Game 1 of the Greenville Little Leagues City Championship Wednesday and Thursday night, as it was shut down at the plate in a 4-1 loss at the hands of Ross Orthodontics.

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Thirty-one local senior athletes representing the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games made the trek to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently to compete in the National Games as part of Team North Carolina.

BYH, the founders wrote the Constitution, not the apostles. They added the Bill of Rights, not the Ten Commandments. Their intent was freedom of religion, not control by religion. They created a democracy, not a theocracy. Christianity is not a political party.

A dream so long enjoyed cannot cease without hardship. But the psychological pain of diminishing hope seems to weigh heavily on the minds of North Carolina’s political Right. For the myriad operatives of our state’s organized right wing movement, the rising likelihood of Medicaid expansion i…

Donald Trump promised he would, and did, appoint U.S. Supreme Court justices who “will be pro-life.” During the 2016 campaign Trump said reversal of Roe v. Wade would happen “automatically in my opinion” because he’d be nominating several justices. Friday that pledge came to fruition. The th…

BYH to all of the LED street lights that are stealing our dark skies and ability to see stars not to mention causing sleep health problems, animal migration issues, and songbirds singing at odd times.

“How can I be happy, Dr. Mercer?” a student asked in class during a lecture on the Hebrew Bible book of Ecclesiastes, one of my favorites and an intriguing meditation on the meaning and purpose of life.

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PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and …

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

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HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday.

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The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade's constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children.

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ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven on Tuesday was wrapping up a summit intended to send a strong signal of long-term commitment to Ukraine's future, ensuring that Russia pays a higher price for its invasion while also attempting to alleviate a global hunger crisis and show unity agains…

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KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Rescuers searched through the charred rubble of a shopping mall Tuesday looking for more victims of a Russian missile strike that killed at least 18 and wounded scores in what Ukraine's president called “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.”

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Forty-six people were found dead after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in San Antonio in what marked the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including …