Sunday, October 22, 2017

Policy takes precedent: School board defends end to attendance area exemption

October 22, 2017

Frustrations overflowed after the Pitt County Board of Education ended a practice that allowed some students to attend D.H. Conley High School even though they live in the South Central High School attendance area — but board members said policy, not practice takes precedent.

In an Oct. 2…

YEAR ON THE TAR: A fishing institution

October 22, 2017

Joe Albea's earliest childhood memories of the Tar River are the many times his mother told him to stay away from it.

It is the same for lifelong friend, business associate and fishing buddy Tommy Harrington. Luckily, they both disobeyed their moms at some point.

The two have spent their lives…

STORM: Oh, that's scary — Halloween goes to the dogs

October 22, 2017

When I was growing up in Michigan, Halloween was mostly a holiday for children. We tossed on homemade costumes, grabbed pillow cases (far superior to plastic pumpkins for carrying large quantities of candy) and roamed the neighborhood until people finally switched off their porch lights and shooed…

ECU Notes: Studies explore smoking behaviors

October 22, 2017

Two years ago, East Carolina University psychiatrist Vivek Anand documented adolescent use of and opinions on electronic cigarettes. Now, he’s pinpointing the mechanisms behind smoking behavior.

Anand’s 2015 findings showed 15.2 percent of survey respondents had tried e-cigarettes, and…

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