Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Community breaks ground for Sycamore Hill project

June 25, 2019

Lonnie Norcott grew up in Greenville’s original downtown, long before there was a town common.

Back then, the space where the park now sits was an African-American community dating back to the mid-19th century. Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church was the spiritual epicenter of the…

Volunteers clean up on the Tar River

June 23, 2019

The breakfast biscuits were a hit Saturday morning as dozens of volunteers launched boats to aid in river cleanup along the Town Common. But when someone called out “Want some coffee?” there were no takers. That’s because the Keurig he was holding had just been pulled from the…

Serving the underserved: Experience gained from Pakistan to ENC helps honored professor improve access to psychiatry

June 23, 2019

Dr. Sy Atezaz Saeed has devoted his life and career to caring for those less fortunate.

His focus is on those isolated from proper medical care — either because of geography or economics. Inspired by many communities in rural eastern North Carolina, he created a pathway for patients to…

Murphy: Conference budget restores Vidant Medicaid dollars, planning funds for new med school

June 23, 2019

Legislative leaders have reached a budget agreement that restores planning money for a new ECU medical school building and Medicaid reimbursements to Vidant Medical Center.

N.C. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-Pitt, said the agreement also promises money to build a new medical school structure if Vidant…

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