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October 06, 2019

As Temple completed a 27-17 football win at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday night, East Carolina officially reached the halfway point of its season with a 3-3 record.

The Pirates should aim to go 3-3 the rest of the way, which will be more of a challenge than its 3-3 record during the first six…


Your memory foam seat cushion won’t help you forget the pain

October 05, 2019

Some people can get away with sitting all day, every day. I wish I’d realized sooner that I’m not one of those people. Nearly 30 years of newspaper work nearly ruined my lower back — not to mention my backside.

A comfortable desk chair can turn you into the proverbial frog in a…


WOODWARD: Pirates bond during breakthrough night

September 30, 2019

NORFOLK, Va.

East Carolina sophomore quarterback Holton Ahlers was asked Saturday night about the last time he enjoyed a bus ride after a road football game and he knew immediately that it was when he was a student and star at D.H. Conley High School.

ECU first-year coach Mike Houston was more…


Schools make strides; literacy will fuel progress

September 29, 2019

An annual state report released this month showed students in Pitt County public schools improved their scores last year on reading, math and other end-of-grade tests, but we still have a challenge ahead of us.

Based on the report’s School Achievement Scores, which include scoring from all…