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Beauty's visit celebrates diversity

A former Miss America made a stop at East Carolina University to discuss how she wants to make positive changes and celebrate diversity even through her own struggles.

  • Early voting begins today

    Early voting for the Nov. 4 midterm election begins today and voters will encounter changes in the process and on the ballot.

  • Hagan rails on Tillis at ECU

    U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan criticized opponent Thom Tillis’ stances on education during a campaign event with East Carolina University students and teachers on campus Wednesday.

  • ECU celebrates, adjusts for games

    The first of two Thursday night football games has staff and students at East Carolina University working to reconcile their Pirate pride with disruptions caused by a midweek game.

  • Newcomer races Pate for senate

    The N.C. District 7 Senate race gives voters a view of two candidates with different positions on many state and local issues but agreement on others.

  • Brown, Ward differ on education

    The N.C. House District 9 race is representative of larger issues in eastern North Carolina.

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

  • New Wilmington business adds wine with paint class

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Here's the challenge: Get a room full of first-time painters to make wall-worthy artworks in two hours.

  • NC board creates App State early voting site

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Students at Appalachian State University will get to vote on campus when in-person early voting starts Thursday following legal decisions and court appeals.

  • Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

  • Bald Head Island gets permit for terminal groin

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Division of Coastal Management will allow a structure designed to trap sand and prevent beach erosion to be built on Bald Head Island.

  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Man arrested, heroin seized

Narcotics officers made one arrest and seized heroin, guns and cash after a tip led to a traffic stop, officials reported Monday.

  • Swastika suspects were boyfriends

    A trial set for Wednesday for two ECU students charged with painting a swastika on the door of an apartment where a Jewish woman lived was continued until January.

  • Crime: Man fights off robbery

    A 23-year-old man walking to his car on Cedar Lane fought off a would-be robber on Tuesday, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP Report: Three-vehicle wreck

    Five people were hurt in a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 43 near D.H. Conley High School last week, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Man facing multiple drug charges

    A 70-year-old Greene County man is facing multiple drug charges and a $1 million bond after his arrest in Ayden on Friday, Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley said.

  • Crime: Incidents at Copper Beech

    Greenville police are investigating a burglary and two thefts from homes in the Copper Beech apartment complex.

Financial health: Loan considerations

Lenders want to make sure you have the ability to repay your loans and the willingness to use your resources to do so.

  • Budgeting helps when L.I.F.E. happens

    Most of us understand the basics of financial planning and budgeting.

  • Know facts about credit reports

    Given the importance of your credit report and credit score it is important to know a little bit about each.

  • Financial Health: Pet insurance value

    Cynics often tell me that buying insurance is just “betting” that something bad will happen.

  • Company sets e-cig future

    While public health officials consolidate their opposition to the use of electronic cigarettes in Pitt County, the future of the e-cigarette flavoring industry firmly planted itself in Greenville last week.

  • Financial health: Prevent water damage

    I went out of town for 19 consecutive days this summer on a business trip.

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