Stop Making The Pandemic About You

By Nicholas Curry Special To The Carolinian On Thursday, November 22, 2017, I got down on one knee as my girlfriend entered our one-bedroom apartment after a long day at work. Once she opened the door and entered the apartment, she immediately was met by me staring nervously into her eyes as I uttered the words “Will you marry me?” She was at a loss for words and happily accepted

Correcting COVID-19 Myths

By Dr. Joy Martinez Staff Writer With the thousands of articles being written and shared across the internet regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, it seems almost pointless to write another one. But, while there’s some great information circulating there’s also false, illogical and dangerous nonsense being reshared at a rapid rate.  We must stop these ridiculous posts, they put human lives at risk.  No, coronaviruses don’t live in your throat

Can You Afford A Two Week COVID-19 (coronavirus) Quarantine?

By Rodney Ross Staff Writer The world is racing to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.  The line between fact and speculation is often blurred.  Reporting from ground zero has become difficult because the China government has banned foreign journalist, including three in house WSJ reporters, from China. The WSJ reporters continued to press and find out information about what was really happening with the disease that had its first

The Coronavirus Has Arrived in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A person in North Carolina has tested positive for the fast-spreading coronavirus, the governor said Tuesday, making the state at least the 15th to report a case of the virus.  Gov. Roy Cooper said at a news conference that the person from Wake County tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Washington state and visiting a long-term care facility where a case of the disease was

Biden Wins South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joe Biden scored a convincing victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday, riding a wave of African American support and ending progressive rival Bernie Sanders' winning streak. The Vermont senator claimed second place, though his loss gave a momentary respite to anxious establishment Democrats who feared that the self-described democratic socialist would finish February with four consecutive top finishes.  Biden's win came at a do-or-die moment

The Robot Mentality Of The Black Vote

By Summer Sims, Staff Writer Approximately three weeks away, the North Carolina 2020 election primary, and what will be different this election season? Some will respond, “Too many candidates are vying for president in the Democratic Party primary”. Others may say, “I haven’t selected a candidate at this point”. And what might be the response from African-American voters in North Carolina?  Historical patterns demonstrated by significant numbers of African-American voters

NC Supreme Court Censures Superior Court Judge

North Carolina's Supreme Court has censured a Superior Court judge for violating the judicial code of conduct and for actions that brought the judicial branch into disrepute.  Friday's ruling against Michael A. Stone follows a recommendation made last June by the Judicial Standards Commission. Stone cooperated with the commission's investigation and did not challenge its findings or its recommendation that he be censured. The commission also noted that Stone admitted

Judge Halts Latest North Carolina Voter ID Mandate

Spearman, Joyner and other NC NAACP supports at announcement of injunction on Friday RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents. A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs will formally block a photo ID requirement scheduled