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BYH to the Democratic party, I have realized after a lifetime of being one, that you're the party of diversions, fake racism, smoke screens and hypocrisy. By your standards of today, John and Robert Kennedy would be Republican.

The Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) Water Treatment Plant was among 64 water treatment plants, and one of just six east of Interstate 95, honored by the N.C. Division of Water Resources for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.

The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed Aug. 9-13 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

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The East Carolina football team is 2-2 after holding on for a 31-28 win over Charleston Southern. Here's the opening statement from coach Mike Houston on Saturday night from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium:

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From the end zone, here is video of coach Mike Houston leading the East Carolina football team onto the field Saturday before taking on Charleston Southern at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for this year's "paint it gold" game. ECU won 31-28.

WASHINGTON, N.C. — The Beaufort County Community College Foundation-Nutrien 27th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament for Scholarships enjoyed perfect weather at the Cypress Landing Golf Club on Sept. 10.

This year’s East Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame class consists of six individuals, including former Pirate Club president and philanthropist Bill Clark and former football player and coach Ruffin McNeill.

BYH to the Democratic party, I have realized after a lifetime of being one, that you're the party of diversions, fake racism, smoke screens and hypocrisy. By your standards of today, John and Robert Kennedy would be Republican.

Oregon is legalizing magic mushrooms. I think you get some kind of high from eating them. Or maybe it is a "trip." I get the same thing from hot doughnuts. Those doughnuts seem to make the world a little nicer. My wife is almost civil to me when I bring home a box of warm doughnuts. Almost.

The last month has provided a great inflection point for our country. As the war in Afghanistan ended and the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 passed, many Americans have reflected on our country’s standing in the world. For many of us, we have mixed feelings about what America looks like today.

Bobby Burns’ article “The Time for Unity is Now” was spot on. Unfortunately when you have contributors like Bill Redding, Dewey Funkhouser and Robert Tyson reach out for unity with an ax instead of an olive branch it makes it pretty hard. Bill’s attack on this “white Christian nation” is abs…

A no BYH to the person complaining about the person writing about car noises. You know what the beef is? People like you who can’t take criticism or suggestions. You get over it! Some people do not like loud, vibrating noises! Especially in the middle of the night. Think about that and I hop…

Food insecurity in the United States continues to hold steady at its highest-ever rate. One in nine people in our nation faces hunger, and the issue has only worsened throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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I recently retired from the recreation and parks profession, with my final 14 years of full time employment being with the City of Greenville. It’s been a wonderful place in which to conclude a rewarding, 50-plus year career, and I’m grateful for the support and encouragement Greenville Recr…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of people supporting a North Carolina man who served more than two decades behind bars for a murder he said he didn't commit gathered Friday outside the Executive Mansion as they urged the governor to formally pardon him.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Monday as gains for banks and energy companies are checked by drops in the technology sector. The S&P 500 was off 0.4% in the early going, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4%, however, and a me…

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years before. Unable to reach his family, he left the airport alone, on foot.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change. The adjacent appeals illustrated a central dilemma for many small island developing st…

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming …

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers blocked traffic on major roads and railway tracks outside of the nation's capital on Monday, marking one year of demonstrations against government-backed laws that they say will shatter their livelihoods.

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