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A new year often brings a desire for change. For all the failed resolutions, somebody out there, many even, will alter their lives for the better. We are constantly changing as a society. Fashion, music, cost of living, it’s all changing. How many people born just a half-century ago could have foreseen today’s technological advances?

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The year may be new, but its problems are old. As 2022 gets underway, we find our society yet again grappling with pandemic policies, school closings, and the content moderation practices of Big Tech.

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DURHAM — The city of Durham is set to give monthly checks worth $500 to 115 formerly incarcerated people. The move is part of a nationwide basic income experiment, primarily bankrolled by Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

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The restaurant business is hard work. Long hours, narrow profit margins, fierce competition — given the challenges, it’s not surprising that 60 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year.  

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control system has a new commissioner. It gets continued reassurance from its boards and warehouse operator that they’ll get it right and, to that end, the newly created ABC Advisory Committee meant to push them to do so.

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RALEIGH — As the federal government — and leaders in North Carolina — look to plow millions of taxpayer dollars into broadband growth, a possible merger between two internet providers with strong footprints in the state could help facilitate high-speed infrastructure development.

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Monday, 20 December 2021 10:44

OPINION: Got to pick a pocket?

Did Fagin’s pickpockets stimulate the economy of London?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in North Carolina — or, at least, the Christmas we’ve come increasingly to expect. This week’s forecast shows high temperatures will average in the 70s on multiple days.

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"Today," the White House announced on Dec. 13,  "the President is taking decisive action to promote fiscal stewardship by improving the Government’s service delivery to its customers, the American people." Joe Biden's latest executive order "includes 36 customer experience (CX) improvement commitments across 17 Federal agencies."

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RED SPRINGS — The N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Military Business Center helped host a summit Dec. 7-9 aimed at encouraging growth in the aerospace industry. 

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