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It’s well past time to try a different approach with COVID, and the Omicron variant in particular. The mainstream media must adjust its reporting, as well, to reflect reality and, well, to infuse some common sense. To stop reporting the rise in cases and hospitalizations, because both are skewed and fundamentally inaccurate.

Published in Opinion

On Dec. 17, the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released a series of emails between outgoing National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — Test results in reading, math, and science for the 2020-21 school year show the effects school closures and remote learning have had on public school students in North Carolina.

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — As intergalactic zombies — that eat their sister stars and wander galaxies like the walking dead — neutron stars and black holes have all the makings of a hit movie.

Published in Lifestyle

HAMLET — Twenty-year-old twins Belle and Samuel Capel are about to go their separate ways this fall: Belle to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study oceanography and Samuel to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to study computer science.

Published in Lifestyle

ROCKINGHAM — Retired school principal Angela Watkins has been named director of Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham, officially taking over the role earlier this month.

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PEMBROKE — A lead team of experts at UNC Pembroke in collaboration with U.S. Army Research Laboratory and National Institutes of Health scientists authored a study that set out to understand how shockwaves from explosives may lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, published by a premier brain research journal. 

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Thanks in large part to COVID lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 million people could face eviction in the coming months for failing to pay rent, and Americans report that their mental health is at record low levels. But the casualty list for 2020 must also include many of the political myths that shape Americans’ lives. 

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In these past couple of weeks, two important studies have been published that could dramatically increase our understanding of the COVID-19 disease. Adding to the science of how we understand and treat this disease is something that should be welcomed, because properly understood it can save lives.

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RALEIGH — Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a new study by plant biologists at North Carolina State University.

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