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UNCP swimmers Martinez, Manning win conference titles

CANTON, Ohio — Sophomore Mariel Mencia Martinez broke her own school record in the 50-yard Freestyle on the way to successfully defending her conference title in the event, while senior Gillian Manning set a new meet record on the way to taking top honors in the 500-yard Freestyle, as the UNC Pembroke swimming team excelled again on the second day of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference/Mountain East Conference Championships.

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                                UNC Pembroke’s Elise Martin (11) sets in front of Kaila Crowder (16) during a match earlier this season.
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Braves volleyball swept at USC Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. — The UNC Pembroke volleyball team hit better than .180 at the net and committed just 10 errors on the evening, but home-standing USC Aiken used key runs in all three sets to register a 3-0 (22-25, 22-25, 20-25) victory over the Braves on Wednesday evening in the Convocation Center.

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State leaders need to reduce North Carolina’s debt obligation, not make it bigger

RALEIGH — Thanks to the fiscally responsible policies of the North Carolina General Assembly, state government has some $5 billion in unspent funds and unanticipated revenues in its General Fund. And thanks to the fiscally irresponsible policies of Congress and the Biden administration, North Carolina will receive another $5.2 billion in “COVID-19 recovery” funds that will be borrowed from Chinese investors and other holders of federal treasuries.

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