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Crook’s Corner, a Landmark North Carolina Restaurant, Has Closed

New York Times
Crook’s Corner, the restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., that helped spark a renaissance in Southern cuisine starting in the 1980s, has permanently closed, Shannon Healy, an owner, said Wednesday. Mr. Healy said the business, which shut down in the spring of 2020 in response to the Covid pandemic, struggled to......

Commission approves $1B in financing for North Carolina municipalities

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square The North Carolina Local Government Commission (LGC) has approved more than $1 billion in borrowing for municipalities. The commission, which oversees local government finances, approved the financing for more than two dozen North Carolina......

2021 Fantasy Football Coach & Coordinator Breakdowns: AFC North

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano These days, there’s no shortage of information to prepare for your fantasy drafts. Heck, there might even be too much info! Well, I’m going to add to the madness by looking at how offensive coordinators and head coaches......

Pharmaceutical company Merck investigating after noose found at North Carolina plant

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi American pharmaceutical company Merck is investigating after a noose was found at its plan in Durham, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports. The newspaper reports that a contractor found “a rope fashioned as a noose” at a construction......

Trump returns to political stage with speech at North Carolina GOP convention

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former President Donald Trump returned to the political stage with a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention on Saturday, solidifying his continued symbolic leadership of the party despite his repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election, and allowing him......

Trump dwells on 2020 during North Carolina event aimed at helping Republicans in 2022

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a nearly 90-minute speech to North Carolina Republicans gathered for their annual state convention, Trump baselessly claimed that his defeat by President Joe Biden last November was “the crime of the century” and likened the 2020 presidential contest......

Trump endorses Ted Budd in North Carolina Senate GOP primary

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “There’s somebody in this room that I think is very special. This man is a great politician but more importantly, he loves the state of North Carolina,” Trump said of Budd while appearing at the state GOP’s convention in......

Trump to speak at Republican event in North Carolina

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Trump to speak at Republican event in North Carolina – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former President Donald Trump is set to make a rare public appearance at a Republican event held in North Carolina this Saturday night, where......

Trump to return to political stage with speech at North Carolina GOP convention

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former President Donald Trump will return to the political stage with a speech at the North Carolina Republican Convention on Saturday, solidifying his continued symbolic leadership of the party despite his repeated falsehoods about the 2020 election, and allowing......

North Carolina House approves gun rights expansion in religious places

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square A bill that would allow state residents with concealed carry permits to legally carry guns at places of worship that share property with private K-12 schools cleared the North Carolina House on Thursday. It......

North Carolina House votes to end federal unemployment benefits

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square The North Carolina House approved a bill Thursday that would stop weekly $300 supplemental federal unemployment benefits and make unemployment benefits nontaxable income. Senate Bill 116 also would make expenses paid using a loan......

North Carolina Senate supports paying people bonuses to return to work

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Nyamekye Daniel, The Center Square A bill that would replace federal unemployment benefits with back-to-work bonuses for unemployed North Carolinians was approved Tuesday by the North Carolina Senate. Unemployed workers who accept jobs 30 days after the bill becomes......

2021 NFC North Team Futures – Division Winner and Win Totals Outlook

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Roy Larking As the most popular pro sport in America, the NFL is relevant 365 days a year. For the first time since 1978, when the slate went from 14 to 16 games, the NFL lengthened the regular season again......

Cyber attack hits JBS meat works in Australia, North America

Reuters
The logo of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA is seen in the city of Jundiai, Brazil June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo Australian and North American units of the world’s largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organised cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil’s JBS SA (JBSS3.SA)......

North Korea calls U.S.-South Korea missile development hostile policy

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A North Korean commentator on Monday said that the Biden administration’s lifting of restrictions on South Korea’s missile development program was an example of “hostile policy” toward the nation. Kim Myong Chol, an international affairs critic who was......

​North Korea Accuses Washington of ‘Shameful Double-Dealing’

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SEOUL — North Korea’s state media on Monday criticized the United States for lifting restrictions on South Korea’s ability to build more powerful ballistic missiles in its first response to the summit between President Biden and Moon Jae-in,......

North Korea says children volunteering on mines and farms

BBC
It also said children as young as 16 or 17 “were enrolled in military-style youth construction brigades for 10-year periods”, and suffered from “physical and psychological injuries, malnutrition, exhaustion, and growth deficiencies as a result of required forced labour”. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

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