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New House district brings new faces to Pitt County elections

February 25, 2018

Court-ordered legislative redistricting has changed the map in Pitt County and that means voters in Ayden, Grifton and other points south will see new names on the ballot come November.

Pitt County, which currently shares two state House seats with Wilson County, will now share one seat with Lenoir…


Report card: State's poor children suffer health disparities

February 25, 2018

An annual report card on the health of children in North Carolina released last week drew a stark connection to economic insecurity and poor health, giving the state low grades on health issues affecting its poorest residents.

The 2018 Child Health Report Card was released Monday by the N.C.…


Seniors eager as graduation approaches

February 25, 2018

Exuberance was mixed with bittersweet emotions as graduating seniors at East Carolina University picked up their purple cap and gowns this week at the Dowdy Student Store during the 2018 Graduation Expo. 

Senior Veronica Niland, who double majored in finance and accounting, said she is eager…


Is it a sin to wallow in senseless studies?

February 25, 2018

When you work at a newspaper, one thing you can count on is an email box full of research studies.

That’s not surprising. Here in America, we seem to study everything. The cause of ice cream brain freeze? Got it covered. The top beaches in the United States? Done. States with the best dental…

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