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Voice of Disney’s ‘Sebastian the Crab’ dies at age 72

May 28, 2021

By MEG KINNARD Samuel E. Wright, the South Carolina native who famously voiced “Sebastian the Crab” in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and had an acting career spanning five decades, died this week. He was 72. Wright died Monday in New […]

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Environmentalists want NC governor to halt pellet plants

May 27, 2021

Advocates for environmental justice and eastern North Carolina residents urged Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday to block permits for future wood pellet plants and pay more attention to their effects on health. The activists, organized by the Dogwood Alliance coalition, […]

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Unraveling more COVID-19 myths

May 27, 2021

By DR. JOYNICOLE MARTINEZ, Staff Writer On May 25, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 525 new cases with approximately 700 currently hospitalized and a daily percent of positive tests above 4%. Even with this news, there […]

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Reemployment bonus idea advanced by NC Senate committee

May 27, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON With employers struggling to fill positions as post-pandemic restrictions end, North Carolina state senators advanced a proposal Wednesday giving $1,500 bonuses to unemployment benefit recipients who return to work this summer. The Senate Commerce Committee gave […]

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Howard names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman

May 26, 2021

By ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — While studying at Howard University, young Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against plans to merge his beloved College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts and Sciences.  He failed in that […]

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100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains

May 26, 2021

By AARON MORRISON On a recent Sunday, Ernestine Alpha Gibbs returned to Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church. Not her body. She had left this Earth 18 years ago, at age 100. But on this day, three generations of her family […]

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Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later

May 26, 2021

By MOHAMED IBRAHIM and DOUG GLASS A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a death captured on […]

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Kemp: Public agencies can’t require COVID-19 vaccine proof

May 25, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says public agencies in Georgia can’t require people to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a step his administration says ultimately means no agency can require anyone to receive the vaccination. The Republican […]

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Officers say they’re closing in on murder suspect on the run

May 24, 2021

Authorities in South Carolina said Sunday night that they believe they’ve closed in on a man accused of four killings in two states who has eluded police for almost a week. Officers, dogs, helicopters and drones have searched for in […]

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Biles makes history in return to competition at US Classic

May 23, 2021

Time on her hands and a world-class gym at her disposal after the 2020 Olympics were postponed, Simone Biles started experimenting almost as a way to stave off the monotony of training. Pretty soon a vault that she occasionally tinkered […]

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