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Greenville author ‘wrote the book’ on the Super Bowl

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 50, Bethany Bradsher’s co-workers at Christ Covenant School learned to walk quietly past her door.

What can Brown do for ECU?

There is a good chance that freshman Turner Brown is the starting shortstop for East Carolina to begin the baseball season Feb. 19 against Longwood in Greenville.

  • Pirates look to continue surge

    East Carolina’s basketball team ends a weeklong break today with a game against one of the hottest teams in the American Athletic Conference.

  • Pirates ease dental fears

    Three gentle giants helped ease some children’s fears about visiting the dentist at Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry on Friday morning.

  • Vikes continue surge

    Even when his team started the season with 10 consecutive losses, D.H. Conley boys’ basketball coach Rob Maloney never doubted his team’s effort level.

  • Props the hit for Super Bowl

    Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning’s head for a Seattle safety.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

Feb. 6 Darts & Laurels

To the groundbreaking for the Venters fire substation by volunteers, Ayden town officials and community members.

  • Editorial: Boldly stem light running

    Traffic cameras, once used in Greenville until court battles made their use controversial statewide, should be restored to service here as quickly as possible, with stiffer fines levied on violators.

  • Letter: Voter ID solutions

    Here we go again with the “voter ID problem.” There are actually two problems.

  • Letter: Exceptional Christmas generosity

    As I look back on Christmas season with The Salvation Army of Pitt County, I am amazed at the generosity of our community.

  • Campbell: Longing for peace and rest

    In recollecting 2015, I remember legendary CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite, who closed each evening’s newscast by saying, “And that’s the way it is.”Two weeks into the year the UNC Board of Governors shocked us, and many of their own board, by ineptly firing President Tom Ross.

  • National Editorial: Find the hidden voter fraud

    If two Missouri House Republicans get their way, the scourge of voter fraud could soon be wiped out for good in Missouri.

Clark: Saluting racial pioneers

I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.

  • Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero

    In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

With gym closed, Grifton School adjusts

GRIFTON — The gymnasium at Grifton School has been closed, leaving faculty and staff to find ways to keep the school running without the use of a crucial space.

  • Local fans proud of Panthers

    On Dec. 13, the Carolina Panthers shut out the Atlanta Falcons 38 to nothing. Two weeks later, they would lose by 7.

  • Dave Mirra fought a silent battle

    Dave Mirra was a fighter.

  • Ministry provides groceries at 'Soup-er Bowl'

    Volunteers hefted bags out of a truck and into the waiting arms of people in need under a bright sun and a brisk breeze Saturday.

  • ECU Notes: Team focuses on high blood pressure

    East Carolina University researchers are part of a multi-institutional team receiving a large grant to tackle health disparities related to uncontrolled high blood pressure in the rural South.

  • PCC notes: Recognizing revised GED scores

    WINTERVILLE — Students who took GED testing at Pitt Community College may be eligible for a high school equivalency diploma, after the GED Testing Service revised the test’s passing scores last month.

DWI: Man charged after wreck

A 21-year-old Kinston man was among seven people arrested on impaired driving charges in Pitt County recently after he was involved in a T-bone wreck on South Memorial Drive and fled the scene, police reported.

  • Apartment fire leaves 7 displaced

    Seven residents are displaced after a Sunday morning fire at a two-story apartment in Greenville, according to Greenville Fire-Rescue.

  • Man faces charges for sex with minor

    Greenville police have arrested a man on charges of having sex with a minor.

  • Woman rescued from river

    TARBORO — A Wednesday night Silver Alert ended in less than 18 hours as authorities found the missing woman clinging to a branch in the Tar River.

  • Feb. 6 Greenville Fire-Rescue Calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from Jan. 28-Feb.3.

  • Local man accused of running prostitution ring

    A 65-year-old man who reportedly slept with women and graded them before they worked in a prostitution ring he was leading was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.


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