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.

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.

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About France and its submarines: Australia’s decision to cancel a $60 billion contract to buy them and purchase American nuclear subs instead had to hurt. In response, France’s foreign minister called the U.S.-backed move a “stab in the back,” and President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ambas…

Once again, a North Carolina court has decided that a voter ID law proposed by the Republican-led legislature was written with ill intent — racial bias, in particular — and struck it down as unconstitutional. The decision, declared by two of three trial judges, isn’t surprising, not only bec…

Bless your hearts to ECU and UNC for paying federal penalties (our tax dollars) for falsified and incomplete records for Americorps grants. Have any state employees been held accountable or will this be smoothed over like other state public employee failures? In the real world those responsi…

This is the year for discussing space tourism after Sir Richard Branson successfully took Virgin Galactic into space and returned safe and sound. It’s a wonderful time for a reminder that 60 years earlier, in 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968) was, for all intents and purposes, the …

BYH to the woman watching a video on her phone while riding her bike on Ida and Mary McLawhorn Road, who later said she was grown and didn’t care. You were weaving all over the road, and cars were slowing and weaving to avoid you. Distracted driving goes for as much for bicycles as it does f…

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The Vietnam exit, the Iran hostages, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Titanic are all comparisons I can draw from the botched Afghanistan departure, with the Afghanistan departure being far worse than any of the others listed. Excuse: We were surprised.

Why is there so much division and so much conflict in this country? Why would someone argue about something so simple as wearing a mask or getting a vaccine? We are facing a common enemy, a deadly virus, taking thousands of lives daily, straining our health care system beyond its abilities a…

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The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many businesses for months, closed others for good, and forced still other employers to cut back on hours and wages for the people they still employed.

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Even if intensive medical care had been immediately available, Ray DeMonia might still have died just shy of his 74th birthday. A resident of the north Alabama town of Cullman, DeMonia had suffered a stroke more than a year ago, and he had a bad heart.

“This outlines how the Department of Public Instruction, in tandem with the State Board of Education, will assist all education stakeholders as they work to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while establishing a framework to achieve the long-term goal of ensuring a sound, basi…

Either Greenville and Pitt County leadership does not understand or they just don’t care to shut down the obnoxious, disgusting and illegal noise amplification in trucks, cars and motorcycles screaming around town. I was waiting at the 10th and Elm light behind a vinyl wrapped car which brag…

I see the two far left wing judges do not care what the voters of North Carolina think. The two judges believe that black people are too stupid to get a photo ID. Either that or they want voter fraud, bless their corrupt hearts.

Bless your heart to the Ayden Collard Festival this past weekend. My family and I had the best time. It was so enjoyable. The two bands on Friday and Saturday night were great. Everybody was so nice and, yes, I got collard greens. In fact, I ate collard greens with cornbread. The carnival ri…

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Be it recorded that on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, would-be president-for-life Donald Trump skipped the solemn memorial services held to honor 2,997 victims of al-Qaida terror attacks in favor of shilling for a pay-per-view boxing match.

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When President Biden announced vigorous new rules, designed to vastly increase the number of Americans inoculated against COVID-19, he warned the nation’s vaccine deniers: “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”