January 17, 2019


Human trafficking presentation

Beverly Weeks, director of Cry Freedom, will speak at 9:30 a.m. at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., about sex trafficking victim rescue in eastern North Carolina, as well as recovery options available to sex trafficking victims. Weeks facilitates a…


January 17, 2019

The office of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones confirmed on Wednesday morning that he underwent surgery on Tuesday for a broken hip.

The Farmville Republican’s Washington D.C. office confirmed the injury and the operation in a three-sentence statement about 13 hours after Tom Lamprecht, co-host of…


January 17, 2019

University of North Carolina Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith visited the campus of Elizabeth City State University on Wednesday to take celebrate the recent appointment of Chancellor Karrie Dixon and to renew his commitment to advocate for adequate resources for facilities and programs.…

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January 17, 2019

TARBORO — It will likely be almost another year before Princeville Elementary School students are able to return to their home school, Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent Valerie Bridges told members of the school board on Monday.

During the regular January meeting of the Edgecombe…

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January 17, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT — A Rocky Mount sawmill operator has won $200,000 playing the N.C. Education Lottery.

James Harrison claimed his prize on Monday at the state lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Lottery officials said in a statement on Tuesday that after the required state and federal tax…

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January 17, 2019

The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors due to a severe winter blood shortage.

The agency collected about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed, according to officials. Hectic holiday schedules,snowstorms and severe…


January 17, 2019

East Carolina University’s online education offerings have been ranked among the best by a national magazine, the university announced this week.

ECU’s online graduate programs in business, criminal justice, education and nursing, as well as online bachelor’s degree programs, were…

January 17, 2019

HERTFORD — A judge sentenced a Hertford Town Councilman to four months in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of assaulting a fellow councilor following a town meeting last October.

Jackson’s 120-day jail sentence is on hold, however, because he appealed District Court Judge Eula…


January 17, 2019

Weapons, clothing and electronics, all valued at $2,300, were stolen from a home during a break-in, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Monday and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the 200 block of Pineview Drive.

The report…

January 17, 2019

RALEIGH — Every year, the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. State officials said threats of being fined are bogus and should be ignored.

“Poster companies have been known to charge more than $150 for the…

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