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The NCAA knows a thing or two about making a buck. The governing body of college athletics, which operates as a non-profit organization, reported revenues of $1.1 billion for the 2017 fiscal year. … more
Floridians were relieved when computer models predicted a mass of dry air was moving toward the state, essentially steering Category 5 Hurricane Dorian away from the U.S. East Coast. That Saturday … more
The number of e-cigarette users, many of them teenagers, who have been stricken by a mysterious and acute lung illness has more than doubled around the country in just the last week. More than 450 … more
Hurricanes seem to be riding a groove that starts off the west coast of Africa, approaches Florida and then swoops north to hit North Carolina on the chin. Since 2016, the state has been struck by … more
After the death of an Illinois resident hospitalized for an unknown respiratory illness linked to vaping — the first in the country since a rash of hospitalizations across many states — public … more
A bipartisan panel of North Carolina Superior Court justices struck a blow FOR democracy — small “d” — this week with a strong ruling against partisan gerrymandering. In a unanimous … more
Davantae Jackson died over Labor Day weekend at age 15, young enough for the memory of his boyhood innocence to be within easy reach for mourners. At 6, he started playing Little League. At 12, he … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Deja vu all over again? Rotten timing? Pick your own words. (We’re leaning toward several of George Carlin’s notorious seven). Not even a year has passed since Hurricane … more
The Amazon is burning. That’s hugely troubling for all of us. The vast South American rainforest is our planet’s lungs. Its estimated 390 billion trees produce 20% of the world’s oxygen and … more
GUEST EDITORIAL When school began on Monday, bus drivers had their routes, students had their class schedules and coaches had their fall sports rosters — but teachers still didn’t know then … more
Illegal robocalls are a scourge of modern life. Americans got nearly 5 billion such calls last month alone — even though the Federal Trade Commission and its law enforcement partners mounted a … more
Back in the 1890s, there weren’t mail carriers in the countryside. Farmers had to travel miles to pick up their mail from the nearest post office. A number of congressmen pushed an idea called … more
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