As cyclists persevered through rain and wind, traveling 54 miles from Smithfield to Greenville on Tuesday, the memory of emergency medical staff who died in a 1987 helicopter crash persevered with them.

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Superior Court Judge David Lee has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to comply with rulings in the decades-long Leandro school funding case. Those rulings require the legislature to fund public schools at a level that will provide every student the opportunity to receive a “soun…

Bless your heart to the local employer that is sending jobs to India but not telling other employees what is going on. Workers in the production area have no idea that clerical positions are leaving. They may be next.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1.3 million North Carolinians have contracted the coronavirus and nearly 16,000 have died. To say that the pandemic has devastated our communities wouldn’t do justice to the suffering that’s been caused.

Frederic Whitehurst’s letter in the Aug. 31 Public Forum (Rep. Murphy should direct outrage into alternatives) shows he’s open-minded, wise and patriotic.

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My grandmother used to faithfully watch televangelists on her flicking black-and-white TV. These televised preachers ranged from Jimmy Swaggart to John Hagee, Jerry Falwell to Billy James Hargis, Oral Roberts to Garner Ted Armstrong. She liked Pat Robertson’s 500 Club and Robert A. Schuller’…

Welcome to the first edition of Duplin Ag round up. Here we will cover a variety of agriculture-related topics to keep you abreast of upcoming events, deadlines, and provide informational resources as we round up the latest agricultural headlines.

KINSTON — An educator who brought decades of experience to Lenoir County Public Schools four years ago as a middle school math guru has joined the ranks of the state’s most elite teachers as a 2021 inductee into East Carolina University’s Educators Hall of Fame.

While debating heretics, early Christians used the Greek term “hypostasis” — meaning “substance” and “subsistence” — to help define their belief in the Incarnation of Jesus as one person, yet with divine and human natures.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection. His plea comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.

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BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of environmental activists staged a rally outside Germany's parliament Friday, two days before the country holds a national election, to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change.

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President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.

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NEW YORK (AP) — With cascading crises casting a pall over the proceedings at this year's United Nations General Assembly, Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová had this reminder on the first day of debate: “We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable — the women, the girls, the mi…