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‘Hot Wheels’ encourages giving, perseverance

South Central High School freshman Bryan “Hot Wheels” Cabrera has inspired his classmates and teachers with his can-do attitude, and now they are returning the favor by raising money to buy him a new wheelchair.

  • Holiday: Cheap gas, more traffic

    Stratton Georges paid less than $10 to top off his gas tank on Tuesday afternoon before heading home to Virginia for Thanksgiving.

  • Hotel, alumni center planned

    A $15 million hotel, which will include a new East Carolina University alumni center, is planned for downtown, according to a longtime university supporter and downtown businessman.

  • What not to do when using fryer

    Flames shot more than 10 feet into the air the second a frozen turkey plunged into a fryer filled with hot oil.

  • Shirt costs player team spot

    A South Central High School student-athlete was kicked off the varsity football team after a photo surfaced on social media showing him holding a T-shirt from county rival J.H. Rose High School.

  • Forums set for chancellor search

    East Carolina University has announced eight public forums to gather feedback about what students, faculty, alumni and the community would like to see in the university’s next chancellor.

Bartender accused of threatening Boehner to be released

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Cincinnati-area bartender accused of threatening to kill John Boehner will be released from custody after a federal judge said Tuesday that the man was of low risk to the community and has enough support to live a productive life.

Crime: Man arrested in break-in

A Murfreesboro man was arrested for a break-in at a Pitt County auto service shop after deputies in Hertford County spotted burglary tools in his car, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported this week.

  • Brothers IDd in hole-in-wall cases

    A pair of Greenville brothers has been arrested in connection with hole-in-the-wall break-ins that occurred at more than 50 businesses in Greenville and Pitt County during the past several years, law enforcement announced late Tuesday.

  • Delivery driver robbed, punched

    A delivery driver was punched in the face during a robbery on Monday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • SHP Crashes: Driver hits a tree

    A Beaufort County man suspected of using an impairing substance was injured on Nov. 20 after he drove off the roadway and hit a tree, the State Highway Patrol reported.

  • Police: Beware IRS scam

    Local residents in several eastern North Carolina counties are reporting a wave of scam calls, and multiple law enforcement agencies are issuing warnings not to fall prey.

  • Crime: Robbery suspects sought

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating suspects in an identity theft at a local grocery store, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Financial health: Why take a loss?

Over the past decade home prices inflated, then corrected, all during a period of unprecedentedly low mortgage rates.

  • Parts of an insurance contract

    Analyzing and interpreting your personal or commercial insurance policy is important for understanding the extent to which your insurance company will indemnify you or your business in the event of a loss.

  • A look at lump-sum payments

    Do you have a pension with your current employer or a past employer?

  • Is it smarter to lease or to buy?

    Given all the economic challenges over the past few years, the cost of buying a new vehicle these days can, oftentimes, seem outside the financial means of many people.

  • Local bank takes another step

    All signs point to a new day for a local bank.

  • Teach kids to thrive financially

    It is something we all learn about at some point in our lives. Whether we end up making good or bad financial decisions, these are still decisions that need to be made.

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