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November 12, 2019 - 49 minutes ago

For some people Veterans Day means getting a good deal on furniture or a car because of a holiday sale.

The keynote speaker at Greenville’s Veterans Day ceremony on Monday said he was thankful that the audience in front of him knew the day was about much more than that.

“Today is more…

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November 11, 2019

Thanks to a practice called "Stand Down," soldiers fighting on the battlefields in Vietnam were able to retreat periodically to safe and secure bases for rest and relief after combat operations.

At those bases "the troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm…

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November 11, 2019

Animal lovers and their furry friends from all over eastern North Carolina enjoyed a pawfect Sunday afternoon as they gathered on the Town Common for the 19th annual Canine Crawl.

The event, which featured a one-mile fun, walk benefits the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina and organizer Sara…

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November 11, 2019

To beard or not to beard. That is the question.

During the month of November, a number of deputies and other staff members of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office will be sporting beards and mustaches to support cancer research and to raise awareness of how the disease has impacted all of us.

The Pitt…

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November 11, 2019

AYDEN — A two-month delay did not dim Ayden's appetite for the annual Collard Festival and clear, sunny skies helped the celebration go off without a hitch.

The festival originally was scheduled for Sept. 3–8. However, the arrival of Hurricane Dorian caused it to be pushed back about…

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November 11, 2019

Today

Reading event

A Children’s Reading & Craft Event for kindergartners through fifth graders will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at the New Wynn Chapel Life Center, 191 Package-Craft Road, Bethel. The book, Miles is the Boss of His Body, will be the focus of the program. The book is about…

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November 11, 2019

Today

Reading event

A Children’s Reading & Craft Event for kindergartners through fifth graders will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday at the New Wynn Chapel Life Center, 191 Package-Craft Road, Bethel. The book, Miles is the Boss of His Body, will be the focus of the program. The book is about…

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November 10, 2019

Today

Gift of Life celebration

Vidant Transplant Services and Eastern N.C. Donor Impact Project will celebrate National Donor Sabbath at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. A reception at noon will follow at the Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower…

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November 10, 2019

Free meals, parades and ceremonies are nice gestures of support, however, many veterans fall through the cracks when they return home from deployments and the transition from soldier to citizen is often a daunting task.

According to a 2018 Department of Veteran’s Affairs Military to Civilian…

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November 10, 2019

A report on events that led to the resignation of East Carolina University’s former interim chancellor indicates that he consumed 7-10 drinks at four bars over six hours then later retrieved his vehicle and drove home on the night of Sept. 25-26.

The report from Womble Bond Dickinson, the law…

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