Sunday sampler

Notice anything in today’s front pages?

Thank Gatehouse and the USA Today network for two stories that could have been found many, many places.

And in other news:

Asheville: The Citizen-Times reports that the city manager wants to cut the police department budget by 3 percent. That’s what “defund the police” means: taking a little money away. “The biggest part of the cut —$300,000 — would come from the reassignment of telecommunicator positions now under APD to the Information Technology and Development Services departments, according to the budget report.”

Jacksonville: Again, some racist North Carolinians embarrass the state. “On Friday, several dozen supporters in Onslow County came to a Richlands family’s side that was affected by what they describe as a hate crime when they found a swastika carved from a lawnmower in their front yard.”