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They knew each other all too well before the game started, but now Farmville Central’s girls’ basketball team knows a little more about 2A rival North Pitt and even more about itself.

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Gov. Roy Cooper eased restrictions on fan attendance at sporting events, allowing up to 30 percent capacity at outdoor stadiums, an announcement that came Wednesday on the eve of football games for some North Carolina High School Athletic Association teams.

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Gov. Roy Cooper eased restrictions on fan attendance at sporting events allowing up to 30 percent capacity at outdoor stadiums, an announcement Wednesday on the eve of football games for some North Carolina High School Athletic Association teams.

The D.H. Conley boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both went down to the wire in exciting, nail-biting contests Tuesday night, where it looked at times like their seasons would end. Thanks to some clutch play, each team pulled out a win in their 3A state playoff openers at home.

BYH to the talented local chefs who are meeting the growing demand for plant-based meals with creative menu options. Hoping other chefs join the trend.

A while back at a grocery store (not in Greenville), I brought my cart up to a checkout counter just after another fellow had come to the same counter. He was worth noting, for he sported a heroic comb-over, one that started just above his left ear and lay in a thin coverlet over all the way…

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Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionall…

For years, and especially this past year, North Carolina Republicans have been patting each other on the back for their stewardship of North Carolina’s robust Rainy Day Fund. The latest self-congratulation came last week, as Union County Rep. Dean Arp penned an op-ed in the Carolina Journal …

Don’t let a lack of brightly lit windows stop you from gardening indoors. Include some low-maintenance, low-light houseplants and maintenance strategies to boost your success.

Year after year, the Lion’s Club sets up wire-frame Christmas decorations on the lawn of the historic Jackson County courthouse, facing Main Street in Brownstown, Indiana.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military’s most infamous problems.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When J. Samuel Hammond arrived as a freshman at Duke University in 1964, he knew nothing about the musical instrument that allowed a player to send melodies ringing across campus from the bells in the school's iconic chapel tower. A demonstration from a fellow student int…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bandwidth Inc. (BAND) on Thursday reported a loss of $19.9 million in its fourth quarter.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has reinstated Ohio State University's trademark challenge to an online marketplace involving items with Buckeye-related images such as that of former championship-winning football coach Urban Meyer.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military’s most infamous problems.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security in the region amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden.