I have to chuckle went I see certain folks wearing masks below their noses. I see it in church, stores, restaurants, and the workplace. Do they really think it's effective if worn below the nose? Smh

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East Carolina’s baseball season will begin with attendance at Clark-LeClair Stadium limited to two family members per each competing student-athlete and coach.

RALEIGH – It took 50 years and one ounce to break the current state record for a channel catfish, but John Stone, of Pinehurst, now holds the new record after catching a 23-pound, 5-ounce catfish from a private pond in Moore County last September.

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After already caring for East Carolina athletes for more than 35 years, Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center made a joint announcement with ECU athletics Thursday to become official team physicians for the Pirates.

BYH to residents and nonresidents driving through Brook Valley. This is an active neighborhood with no sidewalks and lots of children, walkers and bike riders. When passing these folks please move way over. If there is a car coming in the other direction please wait instead of trying to sque…

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President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats’ obsession with Donald Trump — the…

Spokesmen from Dominion Energy and Smithfield food have touted the program being developed to collect methane gas from swine farm lagoons as an “eco-friendly” alternative to the current practice of releasing methane directly into the atmosphere.

As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden “did not legitimately win” the November election.…

The late year 2020 was a face-off year. 2021 begins likewise. We turned off our faces, tucking them away behind paper and fabric. We have steadily grown grim about the mouth and hide our scowls behind masks. It is, as Herman Melville put it, time to quietly take to the ship. Come, sail away …

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike.

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma on Saturday night, officials said.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the government raced to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under …

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WASHINGTON -- Dr. Deborah Birx says when she was coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, she had to grapple with COVID-19 deniers in the White House and that someone gave the president “parallel” streams of data that conflicted with hers.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s groundbreaking abortion law went into force Sunday under the watchful eyes of women’s groups and government officials, who hope to ensure its full implementation despite opposition from some conservative and church groups.

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TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history, replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal earlier this month.