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Friday, June 22, 2018
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ECU researchers tackling Lyme disease

June 22, 2018

There is nothing for humans to like about ticks, but a Borrelia burgdorferi microbe never met a tick it did not like. 

That spells serious trouble for people, and that has East Carolina University researchers scrambling to unlock the genetic secrets of the bacteria that, when transmitted from…


Subdivision gets preliminary plat approval

June 22, 2018

Developers of a controversial subdivision must install a center turn lane to prevent traffic backup on N.C. 33 East, change two street names and meet about 50 other conditions to continue to the project.

The Pitt County Planning Board voted 5-2 on Wednesday to grant conditional approval of a…


Community erects gazebo to honor slain guard

June 22, 2018

WINDSOR — A community effort involving donations of cash, material and labor have helped to erect a gazebo at Bertie Correctional Institute in memory of a guard killed there last year.

The wooden structure that sits inside the facility's fence near the front entrance was dedicated in May in…


Critics say opioid law could have unintended consequences

June 22, 2018

RALEIGH — If legislation introduced recently to address the state’s ongoing opioid crisis passes the state House in its current form and gets signed into law, local police officers will be able to view the medical records of anyone who’s been prescribed a controlled substance.…

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