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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.

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RALEIGH — Jaden Ng, 13, and her family sat in the gallery on Thursday morning to watch the N.C. Senate vote to ban abortions sought based on the likelihood of Down syndrome, the condition Jaden has had her entire life.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:54

OPINION: Bending the arc

George Floyd died at the hands of police officers one ago yesterday. His death set off a wave national protests in a nation that had been locked down for two and half months. The reaction to Floyd’s death and the summer of protests and riots that followed laid bare the divisions in this country. It also began movement toward a racial reckoning that’s long overdue. 

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There are a lot of reasons to be outraged by the recent preposterous decision of UNC-Chapel Hill leaders to deny academic tenure to acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and instead hire her as a contract employee.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s work to reach underserved and historically marginalized populations and deliver equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is a model approach for the country, according to a new report released this week by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

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ROCKINGHAM — A week after the announcement of the CARS Tour making its way to Rockingham Speedway for the opening race of the 2021 season, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he believes it will be a challenge to host the race.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 15:42

24-hour race slated for this weekend at Hinson Lake

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County will welcome runners from all over the United States this weekend for the 14th annual Hinson Lake 24-Hour Ultra Classic. 

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 ROCKINGHAM — It may not seem fair to put a Jeep on the same racetrack as Hellcats and Demons, especially a high-performance track like Rockingham Dragway, but Maryland’s Chris Dufresne showed Saturday that today’s Jeep can hold its own with the baddest hot rods on the planet — just as long as there’s a hemi under the hood.

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ROCKINGHAM – Clint Wood of Wendell and Colby Marshburn of Clinton were the Super Pro and Pro bracket winners in Sunday’s VWs at the Rock all-Volkswagen drag race and car show at Rockingham Dragway.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:06

Hamlet teen starts race to help needy families

HAMLET — During this time of year marked by the exchanging of presents with friends, family, and neighbors alike, so too spike the campaigns by organizations of all sizes encouraging residents to open their hearts and their wallets to do some charitable giving.

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