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While he’s home after a 23-day stay in the hospital, Jeff Charles admits there’s a long way to go in his battle with colon cancer, the voice of the Pirates said during an interview on Pirate Radio 1250 on Wednesday.

“Every day is a new adventure,” Charles said. “When you’ve been as sick as I have been you never know what’s around the corner. My energy goes up and down.”


Charles, who has provided the play-by-play call of East Carolina athletics for the last 25 years, was diagnosed with colon cancer after two emergency surgeries in early December, and had a third surgery during his 23 days at Vidant Medical Center.

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