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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Symposium brings health knowledge to community

February 23, 2019

African Americans often hear they are at greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke because they are at greater risk for developing high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.

African Americans also often hear they can cut their risk through healthy eating and exercise.

What few people say,…


ECU receives $1M grant for rural innovation, student businesses

February 23, 2019

East Carolina University has received a $1 million award from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support rural economic prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship, the university announced this week.

The grant, awarded on Feb. 7, will support RISE-29, a university-wide program launched recently…


Never crawl through a culvert just to write about the weather

February 23, 2019

One of the most important rules for keeping a personal column in circulation, a wise old editor once said to me, is to never write about the weather.

“Weather columns are obvious placeholders for when the idea machine is broken,” he advised.

I wrote that quote down on a piece of paper…


Good Vybe: Nightclub app wins second Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

February 23, 2019

An app that tracks nightclub action had the right Vybe for judges in an ECU entrepreneurship competition.

The second Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge concluded on Feb. 21 with student-team Vybe taking first place and a cash prize of $15,000.

Now in its second year, the three-round challenge is the…

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