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LITTLEFIELD — Wrestlers from North Pitt, Ayden-Grifton and Greene Central competed in the Eastern Plains 2A Conference Individual Tournament Wednesday evening at Ayden-Grifton High School.

Players and coaches with the East Carolina baseball team talked plenty about culture and tradition during Monday’s media day, and how those words lay the foundation for success on the field.

Who knew I had so many friends worried about my car’s warranty? Before Christmas it felt like a horde calling to warn me. If this has happened to you, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that these warranty calls have dried up. The bad news is that now they are worried about my m…

The great poet William Cullen Bryant said “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.” In other words, what’s done in the dark shall come to light, and that includes a lack of transparency and hiding the truth. For numerous years, I have been on the battlefield fighting for justice; as one s…

As noted, I view January as bowl-food month. Therefore, I shall close out the month with an ambitious stew. I won’t lie — it’s a bit of a project. But hey, since many of us are homebound and hunkering down, why not roll up our sleeves and have some fun with this recipe?

Dear Dr. June: Last year I fell in love. We met at a friend’s party and just connected. I was visiting her for a week’s vacation and ended up spending more time with him. When I left we stayed in touch and saw each other every weekend. I felt his love and he felt mine. This went on for eight months and he was talking about moving. I was so happy. Then one weekend he didn’t show up and said he ...

I was kicked off Facebook. You may be asking, what in the world did Calvin do to get kicked off social media? Here’s my story, with its twists and turns, and a lesson or two.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker said Thursday that he’s staying in the Republican race for U.S. Senate, despite falling behind top rivals in fundraising and lacking former President Donald Trump’s endorsement for the seat.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet.

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The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, execut…

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Even as he was being ejected from the Australian Open for wearing a white T-shirt with a “Where is Peng Shuai?” slogan in black letters, Max Mok saw an opportunity to amplify the message of concern for the Grand Slam doubles champion and Olympian from China whose …

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge is set to decide a new sentence Friday for “Tiger King” Joe Exotic after an appeals court ruled last year that the prison term he's serving on a murder-for-hire conviction should be shortened.

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama executed an inmate by lethal injection for a 1996 murder on Thursday after a divided U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state and rejected defense claims the man had an intellectual disability that cost him a chance to choose a less “torturous,” yet untried, execut…