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June 29, 2016

RALEIGH — Mike Shank was a junior studying biology at East Carolina University when he was busted for selling cocaine and sent to prison.

His crimes shocked his family and the Greenville community where he grew up, making the front page of his hometown paper. And while his years behind bars…

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June 29, 2016

Everyone makes mistakes, as the saying goes, but learning from them is what is important — especially if someone’s life is at stake.

That’s why Vidant Health has in place a lengthy review process after a mistake seriously harms a patient and also why the hospital system employs a…

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June 29, 2016

Mayne Pharma announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a portfolio of U.S. generic products from Teva and Allergan for cash consideration of $652 million.

The portfolio consists of 37 approved products and five FDA filed products in markets with limited…

June 29, 2016

An annual active-shooter training program designed to prepare law enforcement for shootings in places like schools and nightclubs also included Pitt County’s emergency medical chief to help meet medical needs that arise from such incidents.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting…

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June 29, 2016

A traffic light being installed at a busy 10th Street intersection should be operational next week, according to an official with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 10th Street and Silver Maple Lane started Monday, said Steve…

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June 29, 2016

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The “Seeking Refuge Project,” inspired by the UN World Refugee Day on June 20, will formally open from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The project is located in the walkway garden just off Fifth Street between the Starlight Cafe and the old theater. It will remain in place until…

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June 29, 2016

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where someone forcibly entered a home and stole electronics and cash valued at $1,600, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The incident occurred between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday on the 500 block of Rustic Lane.…

June 29, 2016

Nearly 1.8 million Carolinians will travel this Independence Day weekend, which would be the highest number of travelers during the long Fourth of July weekend on record, according to AAA.

Across the country, it is expected 43 million people will travel between Thursday and Monday, according to the…

June 29, 2016

A Virginia woman suffered disabling injuries after she pulled into the path of another car on June 18 causing $30,000 in damages, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 6:35 p.m. on Old Creek Road at Whichard…

June 29, 2016

Local teachers said Tuesday that the raises they’re slated to receive in the state budget proposal are a diversion from the bigger problems with education funding in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Association of Educators held a news conference in front of C.M. Eppes Middle School Tuesday…

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