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Pedestrian involved in fatal crash in Johnston County identified

A pedestrian struck and killed at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, on North Carolina Highway 50 North at Old Drug Store Road in Johnston County has been identified.

Governor vetoes bill limiting transparency

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill with a provision that would limit the transparency of death investigations Monday night, the action came following a week of protests outside the …

Cameron man gets life sentence in sexual assault case

RALEIGH – A U.S. Army soldier was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a minor, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s …
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Sports Editor gets COVID-19 test

 



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Little touch-up would make things bearable Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …
Be safe and stay home To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …
Expansion needed for mental health care services To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …
Editorials
‘Because you lived, you cared, you loved and you taught’ It was a good day and a sad day that hot August day in Dunn when we watched our neighbor, Louise Thaggard, put her trunk in her father’s car. Louise was on her way to college, St Augustine College …
Our print days are changing, our mission isn’t Where can you find the weather, a crossword puzzle, what’s coming up on TV, what your local elected leaders are doing and an historical fact that can spark conversation? If you’re lucky …
The young are not immune Some gentle words of advice for the spring break revelers, blissful beachgoers and corona carousers who have poohed-poohed social distancing out of a reckless sense of both entitlement and …
Adjustments can stem the tide of economic downturn As the coronavirus public health crisis continues to spread, it’s also creating an economic crisis that will impact the world. Last week, Congress approved a stimulus package that will provide some …
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Vaya con dios, Charlie, you were special Sadly, on Monday, the world of music lost a bona fide legend with the passing of Charlie Daniels, a man whom I have met, spoken with, and a musician who I have thoroughly enjoyed for a very long …
The need for history education Like most in this country, I have watched the recent destruction of historic monuments with interest and, frankly, with some disgust. It has made me realize once again how important it is to properly …
Choice should guide school reopening RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open …
Katiedid vs. ... cupboard cuisine I am not a cook. By this, I mean I rarely cook and, when I do cook, it rarely tastes good. This reality, combined with the ever-changing picky eating habits of my young children and the fact that …
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