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Hurricane Florence’s devastating impact

Garrett Hess, Assistant Business Manager

October 15, 2018

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According to the Weather Channel, Hurricane Florence remained a category five hurricane with high winds and was barreling towards the Carolinas at an alarming rate. South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster, ordered a mandatory evacuation for the coast of South Carolina. “We do not ...

The FEI world equestrian games will affect North Carolina

Mary-Ella Sember, Staff writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under News, Sports

The FEI world equestrian games will affect North Carolina   The largest ever equine event in NC history is on its way to North Carolina. From Sept. 13 to 23, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestr...

Parkland activist petitions to display Trump’s Anti-Ted Cruz tweets throughout Texas

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

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During the increasingly tight senate race this year, President Trump promised to campaign for republican Senator Ted Cruz in the lead-up to the November elections. This caught the attention of Parkland school shooting survivor,...

Dallas Cop Kills Innocent Man in his home

Isabella Potorti, Editorial copy editor

October 9, 2018

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A Dallas police officer walked free on bond Sep. 10 after shooting an unarmed man in his own apartment. Dallas police officer Amber Guyger came home after working a shift Sept. 6 and mistakenly took her upstairs neighbor, Bot...

New York Times Op-ed causes controversy within Trump Administration

Ava Darden, News Assistant Editor

September 28, 2018

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The New York Times recently published an Op-ed article written by anonymous source who claimed to be a White House official with insider knowledge on the Trump Administration. The Author of the Op-ed, which is an opinionated ...

U.S. inmates form prison strike for better correctional facility environments

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 27, 2018

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The national prison strike began August 21, 2018, with prisons in at least 17 states participating. The purpose of the strike was to bring attention to the condition of prisons and the labor practices in American prisons. This prote...

Shooting in Jacksonville leaves three dead including gunman

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 27, 2018

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Three people are dead and 11 injured after a mass shooting occurred on August 26, 2018 at a Madden NFL '19 video gaming tournament. The event was held at the Good Luck Have Fun (GLHF) Game Bar in Jacksonville, Fla. About 130 to 1...

The ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin, has died at age 76

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

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One of the most influential soul singers of all time, Aretha Franklin, recently passed away. The proclaimed “Queen of Soul” lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit at 9:50 a.m. August 16 surrounded by...