Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fair celebrates centennial

September 15, 2019 - 55 minutes ago

In September 1920, Woodrow Wilson was president, and what would become the National Football League charged 12 teams $100 each to join. That same year, the county fair came to town with carnival rides, cotton candy, prize pigs and front-page stories in the local newspaper.

Seventeen presidents…

Health department hosts safety fair

September 15, 2019 - 55 minutes ago

Two decades ago, eastern North Carolina played host to an unwelcome guest.

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, a storm that lashed the region with winds up to 75 mph and dumped 15 inches of rain into already-saturated waterways.

The hurricane and subsequent flooding killed a total…

Accreditation, Vidant meditation priorities for Health Sciences

September 15, 2019 - 55 minutes ago

The Brody School of Medicine is simultaneously preparing for re-accreditation and conducting ongoing mediation with Vidant Medical Center, the vice chancellor of health sciences reported to ECU’s Board of Trustees last week.

The two issues are linked, said Dr. Mark Stacy, who also is dean of…

Badge-pinning ceremony marks beginning of career for new fire fighters

September 14, 2019

In a week when the nation observed the 18th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, many found the graduation of 15 new firefighters on Friday to be especially meaningful.

A badge-pinning ceremony, held in the Goess Student Center on the campus of Pitt Community College, marked the…

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