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"When the House revamped its rules in the early days of the pandemic to allow lawmakers to vote remotely," Nicholas Fandos reports at the New York Times, "Representative Ralph Norman of South Carolina was among 161 Republicans who sued to block the arrangement, arguing that it 'subverts' the Constitution."

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 12:07

OPINION: About that 'border crisis'

Next week*, I'm going to travel across a bunch of imaginary lines drawn on the ground by politicians.

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CHARLOTTE — Winter weather poses unique challenges to people faced with bitter cold, snow and ice. The American Red Cross has steps you should take to stay safe if you are in the path of winter storms.

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 11 December 2020 12:55

COLUMN: My trip to India - Part III

After leaving Chennai, the last part of my trip was a road trip through the northwest corner of India and through parts of the Himalayan mountain range. I flew from Chennai to New Delhi. For this part of the trip, I booked a tour with a small company. I told them the areas that I’d like to visit and they booked all the hotels and neat stops to visit, and they supplied me with a driver. He picked me up from the New Delhi airport. The first stop was to Rishikesh. This was a mistake of sorts.

Published in Lifestyle
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 10:10

Road closures suspended for the holiday weekend

RALEIGH – Though traffic is expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways.

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RALEIGH – A survey that launched today is the last chance for the public to comment on draft recommendations that will be used to finalize the state’s 30-year transportation plan.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:13

OPINION: America needs 2 fast things

America is in need of two things very fast and very different. One large, and one small — sort of. One that goes a couple hundred miles an hour, and one that goes almost the speed of light. One that travels in complicated paths, and one that goes in a giant circle. One that is familiar, and one that is not so much. One that is reliable and efficient, and one that crashes constantly.

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ELLERBE — "Hi, Boss."

That's how Tim White greeted the life-sized photo of his late friend Andre Roussimoff — better known to the world as Andre the Giant — during a private visit to the Rankin Museum of American Heritage on Wednesday.

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RALEIGH — The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

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RALEIGH — With a busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel week being predicted, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road and lane closures on interstates, U.S. and N.C. routes across the state from Friday, Dec. 21, to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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