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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Mountain of sweet potatoes given away for free

November 18, 2017

Forty-five thousands pounds of free sweet potatoes sat waiting.

With buckets, carts, coolers, crates, hampers, and buckets, people tried to load up with as many of the giant-sized tubers that they could on Friday in Bethel.

The sweet potatoes, donated to food banks by farmers, were distributed by…


Health experts: Aging population presents challenges, opportunities

November 18, 2017

North Carolina and the entire United States are in the midst of an unprecedented demographic change that would be perilous to ignore but is loaded with potential economic and social benefits, according to a UNC professor addressing a rural health symposium in Greenville.

Nowhere is the urban-rural…


GAMEDAY: Closer look at Hussein Howe

November 18, 2017

Q: If the entire ECU team ran a 40-yard race, who would be leading the way?

A: I would say (freshman defensive back) Keyshawn Canady and probably (also a DB) Chris Love.

Q: What do you like to do away from the football field?

A: I love fishing and I’m a gamer. I could play video games for 24…


Fun fundraiser helps more kids play after school

November 18, 2017

Playing with friends after school is a cherished childhood tradition that one group of students at East Carolina University set out to help protect — by playing outside after school with their friends.

Members of ECU’s Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity gathered Friday afternoon to host a…

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