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Ex-South Carolina teacher guilty in Georgia child sex case

August 15, 2021

A former teacher in South Carolina has admitted to contacting a Georgia girl who was under 18 with the intention of engaging in sexual activity, federal prosecutors said. Jonathan Eugene Grantham, of Graniteville, South Carolina, pleaded guilty Wednesday to coercion […]

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Biden orders 1,000 more troops to aid Afghanistan departure

August 15, 2021

By ROBERT BURNS and JOSH BOAK President Joe Biden authorized an additional 1,000 U.S. troops for deployment to Afghanistan, raising to roughly 5,000 the number of U.S. troops to ensure what Biden called an “orderly and safe drawdown” of American […]

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Gun owners can soon openly carry pistols with permit in SC

August 15, 2021

Anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon in South Carolina will no longer have to keep their weapon hidden under clothing starting Sunday. Gov. Henry McMaster held a ceremonial signing Friday for a new state law allowing people to carry […]

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7.2 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Haiti

August 14, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti on Saturday, with the epicenter 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, the U.S. Geological Survey said. People in the capital of Port-au-Prince felt […]

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N. Carolina woman found dead in concrete had fired caretaker

August 13, 2021

A woman whose body was found buried in concrete in the basement of her western North Carolina home had fired her caretaker in June, but neighbors said the former caretaker was still living in the woman’s home until late July, […]

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North Carolina House approves budget with veto-proof support

August 13, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON The North Carolina House on Thursday approved a two-year budget with enough support to thwart a potential veto from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The budget process is far from over, as the Republican-controlled House and Senate still […]

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The Battle Over Vaccine Passports Heats Up

August 10, 2021

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer A popular Durham bar is the latest business to announce that it will begin requiring indoor patrons to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Kingfisher, on East Chapel Hill St., announced via social media […]

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Virginia contends with Confederate names on side streets

August 9, 2021

By MATTHEW BARAKAT  It came as a surprise to Mottrom Drive resident Beau Fitzpatrick that he lives on a street named for a Confederate soldier. “Really? I always assumed it was named for an apple, or apple juice,” he said, […]

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NC college students must get COVID shot or be tested weekly

August 9, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON Tens of thousands of North Carolina college students will need to get a COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly, according the University of North Carolina System.  The system serving roughly 250,000 students at 16 public colleges and […]

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Women send powerful message in Olympic track and field

August 8, 2021

By EDDIE PELLS They set records everyone saw coming and others that surprised the experts.  They suffered, and battled, and spoke their truth in ways that hadn’t been heard before.  Over nine days at the near-empty Olympic Stadium, the women […]

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