April 18, 2021

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Strawberry season begins in Stanly

RICHFIELD — April generally marks the beginning of the annual strawberry picking season, both in Stanly County and across North Carolina. Locally, Cody’s Strawberry Farm in Richfield says they are almost ready to welcome the […]


Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

In this image from video, former paramedic Michelle Moseng testifies as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse […]


Courtroom technology on display in Chauvin trial

FILE – In this May 25, 2020 file image from Minneapolis city surveillance video, Minneapolis police are seen attempting to take George Floyd into custody in Minneapolis, Minn. The video was shown as Hennepin County […]


Startup cards can help build credit even in tough times

(Photo by Kuhnmi/CC BY 2.0) While major credit card issuers tightened lending standards and slashed credit limits amid COVID-19, some financial technology startups took a different tack. In 2020, young companies like Grow Credit, TomoCredit […]

RSS From the North State Journal

  • PRAGER: Mask-wearing represents fear and blind obedience, not science
    When I see people walking outside, often alone with no one anywhere near them, wearing a mask, my primary reactions are disappointment and sadness. I am disappointed because I expected better from my fellow Americans. […]
  • Study: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once
    One Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple million years, a new study finds. […]
  • Hakanpaa plays hero in Hurricanes’ 3-1 win
    RALEIGH — Jani Hakanpaa, in his second game with the Hurricanes, scored the game-winning goal in the third period to give Carolina a 3-1 win Saturday over the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena. Jaccob Slavin and […]
  • THE WORD: Cleansing power
    The Beatitudes compare the world of man and the kingdom of God. Attitudes and characteristics that result from following Jesus Christ result in heavenly results. The sixth Beatitude relates to the pure of heart. All […]
  • No dice: Judge rejects challenge against NC casino plans
    A federal judge on Friday rejected a legal challenge by the operator of North Carolina’s two casinos, saying that the tribe had no grounds to oppose a competitor’s plans for a third gambling operation in […]
  • HARSANYI: Moving the MLB All-Star Game to Denver makes zero sense
    Major League Baseball is moving its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. This, says ESPN, is “in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned […]