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Polio-Like Virus Spreads Fear

By Dr. Joy Martinez, Contributing Carolinian Columnist To a generation of people, this sickness seems familiar, the sudden appearance of weakness in the arms or legs, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, paralysis.  Symptoms including pain, drooping face and eyelids, difficulty moving eyes and swallowing, and slurred speech. In severe cases, patients have trouble breathing because…

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NC’s New Political Party

State Board Recognizes Constitution Party as Official Political Party RALEIGH, N.C. – The Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement voted unanimously on Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party of North Carolina as the state’s newest political party. That means voters in North Carolina can register as unaffiliated or with any of the following…

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What Happens To Disabled Adults After Parents Death?

By Kathie Easter, Staff Writer for The Carolinian Caroline Munro’s situation sums up a problem facing the nation. Due to the effects of cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability, she is unable to speak and functions intellectually at a preschool level. Since childhood, her mother, Beth, has fed her and cared for her, but Beth is…

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Was it Rigo’s hand or was it the way he was handled?

By Rodney Ross, Contributing Writer The Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux boxing match over the weekend was a classic example of “not every fight is good for you.’’ Interestingly, both men were highly decorated and accomplished in the sport of boxing. Combined they had more then 800 fights in the amateur ranks. Both won gold medals…

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Net Neutrality and Blacks

By Kathie Easter, Staff Writer Recently Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), revealed his controversial plan to repeal protections established during the Obama Administration that are designed to keep the Internet open and fair. Most African-Americans have heard of ‘‘net neutrality,’’ but few have given it any attention, reasoning that it is…

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