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September 16, 2019

For the last eight years Victor Ramirez-Nava has communicated with his mother only by phone. His daughter, now 17, last saw her grandmother 16 years ago when the family traveled to Hidalgo, Mexico.

On Sunday afternoon, Ramirez-Nava and his mother, Lorenzo Nava-Garay, were reunited during the Mexico…

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September 16, 2019

Several events in Greenville this week will focus on climate change and the environment, starting with a visit from self-described “coral nerd” Zack Rago, co-star of the film “Chasing Coral.”

Rago was on a team of filmmakers who spent more than three years monitoring coral…

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September 16, 2019

WINTERVILLE — A local fish house has halted construction of a sidewalk because the owner won’t give the town an easement to make it wide enough for wheelchairs.

Crews halted work Aug. 1 along Mill Street in front of the Dixie Queen when it was determined the right-of-way was too narrow…

September 16, 2019

It is estimated that as many as 19 people in eastern North Carolina are diagnosed with cancer every day. But in 2005, when Claudia Sundman learned that her husband had the disease, she didn’t know a single one of them.

She felt isolated living in Oriental, not just because the Pamlico County…

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September 16, 2019

Today

Open Play

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will hold “Open Play Mondays” for all ages from 10 a.m.-noon through Nov. 4. The park staff will provide unstructured activities for the Mobile Play Trailer located in the Born Learning Trail play area. Parent supervision is required.…

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September 15, 2019

The Brody School of Medicine is simultaneously preparing for re-accreditation and conducting ongoing mediation with Vidant Medical Center, the vice chancellor of health sciences reported to ECU’s Board of Trustees last week.

The two issues are linked, said Dr. Mark Stacy, who also is dean of…

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September 15, 2019

Two decades ago, eastern North Carolina played host to an unwelcome guest.

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, a storm that lashed the region with winds up to 75 mph and dumped 15 inches of rain into already-saturated waterways.

The hurricane and subsequent flooding killed a total…

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September 15, 2019

In September 1920, Woodrow Wilson was president, and what would become the National Football League charged 12 teams $100 each to join. That same year, the county fair came to town with carnival rides, cotton candy, prize pigs and front-page stories in the local newspaper.

Seventeen presidents…

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September 14, 2019

State and local officials are scheduled to gather on Clark Street on Monday to formally open the 10th Street Connector and dedicate portions of the road for two pioneering Greenville figures.

The ceremony set for 11 a.m. will name the new road between Evans Street and Memorial Drive as the Leo W.…

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September 14, 2019

In a week when the nation observed the 18th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, many found the graduation of 15 new firefighters on Friday to be especially meaningful.

A badge-pinning ceremony, held in the Goess Student Center on the campus of Pitt Community College, marked the…

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