It’s been a while, but the Business Leadership Conference organized by East Carolina University’s College of Business (COB) took place once again Sept. 13. COB juniors, seniors and graduates participated in the keynote presentation in the morning and almost 20 sessions throughout the day.

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A no BYH to the person complaining about the person writing about car noises. You know what the beef is? People like you who can’t take criticism or suggestions. You get over it! Some people do not like loud, vibrating noises! Especially in the middle of the night. Think about that and I hop…

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WASHINGTON, N.C. — The Beaufort County Community College Foundation-Nutrien 27th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament for Scholarships enjoyed perfect weather at the Cypress Landing Golf Club on Sept. 10.

This year’s East Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame class consists of six individuals, including former Pirate Club president and philanthropist Bill Clark and former football player and coach Ruffin McNeill.

Bobby Burns’ article “The Time for Unity is Now” was spot on. Unfortunately when you have contributors like Bill Redding, Dewey Funkhouser and Robert Tyson reach out for unity with an ax instead of an olive branch it makes it pretty hard. Bill’s attack on this “white Christian nation” is abs…

Food insecurity in the United States continues to hold steady at its highest-ever rate. One in nine people in our nation faces hunger, and the issue has only worsened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer have based the future of the entire Democratic agenda on a trick. And now many Democrats are increasingly concerned — terrified, actually — that the trick won’t work.

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Americans are currently experiencing one of the most peculiar public episodes of my lifetime. Amid a deadly worldwide disease epidemic, many people are behaving like medieval peasants: alternately denying the existence of the plague, blaming an assortment of imaginary villains, or running ar…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to formally pardon him.

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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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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy pro…

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SHENZHEN, China (AP) — China's government was eagerly anticipating the return of a top executive from global communications giant Huawei Technologies on Saturday following what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap with Canada and the U.S.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan, a witness said Saturday, in a gruesome display that signaled a return to some of the Taliban's methods of the past.

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