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Friday, 18 February 2022 10:26

OPINION: The argument against the virtual world

It’s estimated that about 100 million Americans have watched the Super Bowl every year in the last decade, which means this year roughly one-third of the country saw advertisements for crypto.com, a cryptocurrency trading platform, as well as the metaverse, a digital world owned by Meta (formerly Facebook). While Matt Damon telling you to invest in Bitcoin or an animated dog dancing while wearing VR goggles seems harmless, I assure you there are much darker undertones to the virtual world.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — Due to rising COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission made the difficult decision to cancel January’s three in-person public hearings.

Published in Local News

LAURINBURG — For the second year in a row, Scotland Regional Hospice will hold its annual candlelight memorial service virtually rather than in its typical in-person format. The service, which will be streamed on the organization’s website and Facebook page on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., will honor and remember those lives that have been lost over the last year.

Published in Lifestyle

HAMLET — For the second consecutive year, the small festival honoring a locally born jazz legend is going virtual.

Published in Lifestyle

RALEIGH — Newly-sworn-in Chief Justice Paul Newby is wasting little time in getting North Carolina’s court system back up and running. In an order that went into effect Thursday, Jan. 14, Newby handed authority to local court systems to decide about reopening.

Published in Local News

PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18, 2021, with a virtual celebration. 

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, is one of 16 governors who holds only virtual press briefings without reporters in the room.  He has scheduled one for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, when he’s expected to issue tighter coronavirus regulations.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:43

Memorializing lives lost; preventing future deaths

RALEIGH — Almost 95 percent of roadway crashes are completely preventable. And as we approach the end of the year and prepare to memorialize the victims of roadway deaths during our 23rd annual "Tree of Life" ceremony, the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program remembers the lives lost over the years.

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RALEIGH — All North Carolina teachers and their classes are invited to attend a free two-day online immersive experience for NC educators and their students focused on arts and the humanities. 

Published in Lifestyle

PINEHURST — The lung cancer community in the Sandhills will come together virtually on Nov. 12 for the eighth annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event. 

Published in Local News
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