Fourth SN heroin bust yields 700 bindles

The fourth heroin arrest of the year in Scotland Neck was made Thursday — $14,000 worth packaged in ...

City County Drug Task Force formed

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp today announced the formation of a joint drug task force made up of...

Man faces fraud counts in May fire

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged in an insurance fraud case involving a fire at a house he was ...

RRPD blotter: January 20-22

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Serious crashes probed as PD sets special enforcement

Two serious collisions remain under investigation as the Roanoke Rapids Police Department plans its ...

RRPD seeks info on stolen guns

While a Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested for allegedly stealing multiple firearms from one victi...

RRPD blotter: January 16-18

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

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Friday, 23 January 2015 22:04

The fourth heroin arrest of the year in Scotland Neck was made Thursday — $14,000 worth packaged in 14 bricks, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

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Fourth SN heroin bust yields 700 bindles

Fourth SN heroin bust yields 700 bindles

The fourth heroin arrest of the year in Scotland Neck was made Thursday — $14,000 worth packaged in 14 bricks, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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City County Drug Task Force formed

City County Drug Task Force formed

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp today announced the formation of a joint drug task force made up of narcotics investigators from the sheriff's office and Roanoke Rapids and Weldon police... Read more

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Man faces fraud counts in May fire

Man faces fraud counts in May fire

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged in an insurance fraud case involving a fire at a house he was renting in Halifax. Read more

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RRPD blotter: January 20-22

RRPD blotter: January 20-22

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Serious crashes probed as PD sets specia…

Serious crashes probed as PD sets special enforcement

Two serious collisions remain under investigation as the Roanoke Rapids Police Department plans its week-long, crash-free enforcement beginning this Monday. Read more

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RRPD seeks info on stolen guns

RRPD seeks info on stolen guns

While a Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested for allegedly stealing multiple firearms from one victim over the last three to fourth months, the city police department is seeking anyone... Read more

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RRPD blotter: January 16-18

RRPD blotter: January 16-18

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Pair charged in Colonial Drive B&Es

Pair charged in Colonial Drive B&Es

Two men have been arrested for several residential and motor vehicle break-ins and larcenies in the Colonial Drive area outside Roanoke Rapids, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Martin honored at Chaloner

Martin honored at Chaloner

Kirk Wynne, one of the football coaches at Chaloner Middle School, believes there's not a better role model for young athletes to follow than Kareem Martin. Read more

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Commissioners accept recreation plan

Commissioners accept recreation plan

The county now has a recreation master plan and commissioners will begin the process of appointing an advisory board of citizens across Halifax County who will make recommendations to them. Read more

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Commissioners OK jail staff request

Commissioners OK jail staff request

Halifax County commissioners this evening approved a $368,975 request by Sheriff Wes Tripp for jail personnel. Read more

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County water rates to increase

County water rates to increase

Water rates in Halifax County will increase as soon as practicable to reduce anticipated shortfalls in its water and sewer enterprise funds. Read more

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Police seek woman for bogus checks

Police seek woman for bogus checks

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a woman who reportedly deposited several fraudulent checks into an ATM in October. Read more

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More vehicle B&Es reported over week…

More vehicle B&Es reported over weekend

A total of 28 vehicle break-ins were reported over the weekend in Roanoke Rapids. Read more

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State citations to be issued in RR drivi…

State citations to be issued in RR driving campaign

The stack of wreck reports for last year in Roanoke Rapids reflects 100 of them per month. Read more

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Speeding violation nets 28 bindles

Speeding violation nets 28 bindles

A speeding violation Thursday in Scotland Neck led to the seizure of 28 bindles of heroin thrown from a vehicle. Read more

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Sheriff's office offering residential se…

Sheriff's office offering residential security checks

A higher than normal increase in breaking, entering and theft cases during daylight has prompted the Halifax County Sheriff's Office to begin offering security checks for residences. Read more

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2015 MLK Day observances set

2015 MLK Day observances set

The following events will be held to mark the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Read more

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Patterson smokestack felled

Patterson smokestack felled

It was already at a 12-degree lean, said Robbie Clements, director of facilities and operations of the Roanoke Graded School District. Read more

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Weldon will have Saturday make-up day

Weldon will have Saturday make-up day

Weldon City Schools will operate on regular schedule Friday but will have classes Saturday. Read more

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Planning board rejects child care center…

Planning board rejects child care center CUP

The owner of a child care facility in Roanoke Rapids says she is willing to work out a compromise on her hours of operation in a conditional use permit application... Read more

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Professor discusses canal research proje…

Professor discusses canal research project

New research is beginning to show the possible links the Roanoke Canal played in the Underground Railroad. Read more

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RRGSD, Hobgood on normal schedules

RRGSD, Hobgood on normal schedules

Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools and Hobgood Aacademy are on normal schedules. Read more

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Malnourished dog found during offender c…

Malnourished dog found during offender check

A sex offender check Tuesday in Scotland Neck uncovered a malnourished dog chained outside as well as marijuana paraphernalia. Read more

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Two charged in assault that leaves inmat…

Two charged in assault that leaves inmate paralyzed

Warrants have been filed in a December prison assault that left a 61-year-old inmate who was scheduled to be released in June paralyzed. Read more

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Marijuana charges lodged against city ma…

Marijuana charges lodged against city man

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Monday for possession of approximately 23 grams of marijuana. Read more

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Man wanted in Subway heist has Halifax C…

Man wanted in Subway heist has Halifax Co. ties

A man wanted in the December 11 robbery at Subway on Premier Boulevard also has ties to Halifax County as well as Wake and Hertford counties. Read more

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City dodges bullet following ice storm

City dodges bullet following ice storm

Roads in Roanoke Rapids remained in good condition following a winter ice storm, officials said. Read more

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Updated delays as of 10 p.m.

Updated delays as of 10 p.m.

Here are the latest delays as of 10 this evening, including those from previous posts: Read more

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Latest weather delays

Latest weather delays

Here are the latest delays, paired with the last ones reported earlier this evening: Read more

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HRMC on delayed schedule Wednesday

HRMC on delayed schedule Wednesday

Halifax Regional will adjust its operations schedule due to the winter storm watch. Read more

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Chase suspect sought for stealing dog

Chase suspect sought for stealing dog

A man awaiting court dates in Halifax County this month on a high-speed chase where he allegedly crashed into his girlfriend's car in February is now wanted for allegedly stealing... Read more

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Man with Ahoskie, Wake Co. ties sought i…

Man with Ahoskie, Wake Co. ties sought in Subway heist

An alleged suspect has been identified in the December 11 Subway robbery on Premier Boulevard, according to Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Chuck Hasty. Read more

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State urges caution ahead of weather adv…

State urges caution ahead of weather advisory

With most of North Carolina under a winter weather advisory or winter storm watch , state Public Safety officials are urging residents and visitors to monitor local weather conditions and... Read more

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Gun reportedly misfired at landing confr…

Gun reportedly misfired at landing confrontation

Charges filed in a case at the Gaston Boat Landing Friday reflect an attempt was allegedly made to fire a gun, Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith confirmed. Read more

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75 bindles seized in commitment service

75 bindles seized in commitment service

A man who was being served with commitment papers for child support was found to allegedly be in possession of 75 bindles of heroin, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's... Read more

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Missing person search leads to heroin se…

Missing person search leads to heroin seizure, arrest

A search for a missing person Saturday in Scotland Neck led deputies to the discovery of trafficking amounts of heroin. Read more

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RRPD blotter: Saturday and Sunday report…

RRPD blotter: Saturday and Sunday reports

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty: Read more

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Pranks lead to threat of gun violence at…

Pranks lead to threat of gun violence at landing

Pranks involving spraying ketchup and sauces on cars eventually led to a threat of gun violence at the Gaston Boat Landing Friday. Read more

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HRMC gets new executive chef

HRMC gets new executive chef

Halifax Regional Medical Center is welcoming a new executive chef. Read more

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Child care center hours on planning boar…

Child care center hours on planning board agenda

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board Thursday will consider a conditional use permit application for a child care facility wanting to change its hours of operation. Read more

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Alleged Enfield rape suspect nabbed in F…

Alleged Enfield rape suspect nabbed in Franklin Co.

A man sought for statutory rape in Enfield was taken into custody late Saturday night in the Franklin County community of Centerville. Read more

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Davis faces heroin counts while awaiting…

Davis faces heroin counts while awaiting court in shooting

A man awaiting a court hearing for a July shooting on Carter Street was charged with heroin trafficking counts following a motor vehicle stop outside Roanoke Rapids this afternoon. Read more

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Juvenile joy ride ends in chase, crash

Juvenile joy ride ends in chase, crash

A 13-year-old was taken into custody following an apparent joy ride early this morning that resulted in a police chase and a crash. Read more

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HCSO has permanent medicine drop-off in …

HCSO has permanent medicine drop-off in place

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is announcing a new program where residents can properly dispose of old or unused medicine by simply dropping it off at the sheriff’s office. Read more

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Research uncovering more about canal's h…

Research uncovering more about canal's history

Ongoing research is uncovering the Roanoke Canal Trail's history in the underground railroad, a secret network through which slaves sought their freedom. Read more

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Body of missing man surfaces in Northamp…

Body of missing man surfaces in Northampton pond

The body of Donald Eugene Williams surfaced today in Doolittle’s Millpond, a body of water where he was last seen on Dec. 21, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald of Ahoksie reported. Read more

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Radon test kits available

Radon test kits available

The Halifax County Public Health System is partnering with the NC Radon program to provide free short-term radon test kits in recognition of National Radon Action Month. Read more

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Manning quits Democratic party

Manning quits Democratic party

Halifax County Commissioner Rives Manning registered as a Democrat in June of 1961. Read more

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Three schools on delay; RRGSD on normal …

Three schools on delay; RRGSD on normal schedule

The Halifax, Northampton and Weldon school systems will operate on an hour-delay Thursday due to frigid morning temperatures. Read more

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Speeding stops nets 144 grams of weed

Speeding stops nets 144 grams of weed

A traffic stop for speeding this morning led to charges for a Roanoke Rapids man on marijuana counts. Read more

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Wright faces more motor vehicle B&E …

Wright faces more motor vehicle B&E counts

A Roanoke Rapids teen already out on bond for a previous spree of car breaking and enterings was jailed on $100,000 bond Monday after arrested on similar charges. Read more

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City revokes Goldmine business permit

City revokes Goldmine business permit

The city has revoked the business use permit for Goldmine Bar and Lounge in Becker Village Mall, according to documents filed with the planning and development department. Read more

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Council continues Cross Creek public hea…

Council continues Cross Creek public hearing

Roanoke Rapids City Council will weigh comments made this evening during a public hearing on a conditional use permit application in the Villages at Cross Creek community. Read more

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Roanoke Valley Sports

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Weldon split at home with Louisburg

Weldon split at home with Louisburg

Weldon girls fall again and boys win Read more

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Cornerstone Christian boys hold onto 1st

Cornerstone Christian boys hold onto 1st

Cornerstone Christian basketball teams split Friday Read more

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Jackets fall to Eagles in Warren County

Jackets fall to Eagles in Warren County

Roanoke Rapids traveled to Warren County Read more

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Northwest Halifax splits

Northwest Halifax splits

Northwest Halifax traveled to Granville Central Friday night Read more

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Friday night JV basketball action

Friday night JV basketball action

Friday 1/23/15 JV scores Read more

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Tyndall to sing Anthem at Faith Christia…

Tyndall to sing Anthem at Faith Christian game in Rocky Mount

The National Anthem will be sung by Kasey Tyndall at 1:30 pm on Saturday at Faith Christian School in Rocky Mount when Halifax Academy basketball team comes to town. Read more

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1/22/15 Middle School basketball action

1/22/15 Middle School basketball action

GCP SWEEPS GASTON MIddle Read more

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Rose and travel volleyball earn silver

Rose and travel volleyball earn silver

Local volleyball player part of Silver medal team in Mrytle Beach tournament Read more

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Morris surpasses 1,000 points

Morris surpasses 1,000 points

Morris has a night to remember Read more

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Halifax Academy girls win, boys fall

Halifax Academy girls win, boys fall

All five Halifax Academy basketball teams battle Rocky Mount Academy (RMA) Read more

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KIPP hosted NEA Wednesday

KIPP  hosted NEA Wednesday

Northeast Academy traveled across county to continue a tradition started by the late coach Hasty Read more

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Chaloner - GCP split on court

Chaloner - GCP split on court

GCP continues dominance in boys RMSAC Read more

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Weldon and Southeast Halifax split

Weldon and Southeast Halifax split

Weldon basketball teams traveled to Southeast Halifax Tuesday night Read more

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Halifax Academy Middle beats RMA

Halifax Academy Middle beats RMA

Halifax Academy Middle basketball team traveled to Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday afternoon Read more

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Double win for Cornerstone

Double win for Cornerstone

Both girls and boys win at home Tuesday night Read more

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Roanoke Rapids hot on the road

Roanoke Rapids hot on the road

Yellow Jackets on the road at Durham School of the Arts Read more

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NW JV win, varsitys fall

NW JV win, varsitys fall

Northwest Halifax hit the road Tuesday night to Louisburg Read more

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Jacket wrestlers fall at home

Jacket wrestlers fall at home

RRHS wrestlers have one regular season match remaining Read more

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Jacket wrestlers place 6th at the "…

Jacket wrestlers place 6th at the "Belt"

Roanoke Rapids wrestling team traveled to Creedmoor Saturday Read more

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Home Plate Gathering For Michael Newsome

Home Plate Gathering For Michael Newsome

Spends some time at Newsome fields to remember Coach Read more

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RRHS swimmers closeout regular season

RRHS swimmers closeout regular season

Jacket swimmers eye on Regionals Read more

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Northwest girls beat Southeast in OT

Northwest girls beat Southeast in OT

Halifax County Battle on the court Read more

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Packed gym at KIPP against Weldon

Packed gym at KIPP against Weldon

Weldon vs KIPP at "The Brink" Read more

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CSL remembers Newsome

CSL remembers Newsome

Lights turned on in Gaston Read more

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Jackets sweep NCSSM

Jackets sweep NCSSM

boys and girls earn conference win on road Read more

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RRHS wrestlers fall in OT

RRHS wrestlers fall in OT

Jackets fall at home Thursday Read more

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Halifax girls fall, Oakwood sweeps

Halifax girls fall, Oakwood sweeps

Girls suffer first loss of season on turnovers Read more

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City starting over 40 basketball league

City starting over 40 basketball league

City Basketball leagues Read more

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Coach on third base

Coach on third base

An update on our "COACH" Read more

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1/13/15 HA basketball games reseduled

1/13/15 HA basketball games reseduled

Threat of weather moves games Read more

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Halifax JV & Varsity split with Brun…

Halifax JV & Varsity split with Brunswick

Halifax Academy JV boys and Varsity girls earn wins against Brunswick Academy Read more

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GCP still on a roll in RMSAC

GCP still on a roll in RMSAC

RMSAC Monday action Read more

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Coach in the game of his LIFE

Coach in the game of his LIFE

Keep Coach Mike Newsome in your prayers Read more

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City Adult Basketball meeting

City Adult Basketball meeting

Adult Rec basketball Read more

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Chargers beat Vikings Friday

Chargers beat Vikings Friday

Northwest Halifax at Weldon City Read more

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