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Morganton’s Rachel Buchanan, 9, wins drag racing debut

They say racing is a family sport, and that’s certainly true for Morganton’s Buchanan family. Read more

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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in onl… Read more

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20 people in Burke hospitalized on Thanksgiving due to COVID-19

As the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving, 20 people in Burke County were in the hospital, cut off from family as they fight against a virus that… Read more

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Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more employees largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be car… Read more

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Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburba… Read more

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Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won't acknowledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still won't bring himself to concede the election he decisively lost to President-elect Joe Biden.… Read more

GIFTS FOR THE POOCH

More people adopted puppies and kittens during the pandemic, and stores are pouncing to cash in. Petco is selling matching pajamas for dogs and their humans with snowflakes and Christmas trees. And Chewy, the online pet store, is getting more personal, inscribing pets names into bandanas, bowls or beds. Read more

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PHOTOS: 2020-21 Burke Co. H.S., M.S. sports, Part 2

PHOTOS BY RUSTY JONES AND JAMES LYNCH JR./THE NEWS HERALD Read more

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PHOTOS: 2020-21 Burke Co. H.S., M.S. sports, Part 1

PHOTOS BY WAYNE WHALEY AND JAMES LYNCH JR./THE NEWS HERALD and ED HALLYBURTON/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS HERALD Read more

Sports

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Antonio and DuBose power Wake Forest past Longwood 71-60

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jonah Antonio and Ian DuBose had 14 points each and Wake Forest held off Longwood for a 71-60 win in the second … Read more

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Hellems scores 17 as N.C. State races past N. Florida, 86-51

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting to lead four double-figure scorers and North Carolina State rac… Read more

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Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Fi… Read more

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US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. Read more

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Bridgewater expected to play vs. Vikings; McCaffrey unlikely

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Panthers coach Matt Rhule says he expects quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to return to the starting lineup on Su… Read more

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