Pitt County Sheriff's Office deputies made arrests and issued citations against eight men and three juveniles and seized firearms and drugs as part of an enforcement effort north of Greenville last week.

WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first black secretary of defense.

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Former Sam Houston State defensive line coach and Western Michigan defensive coordinator Tim Daoust was officially added to the East Carolina football staff Monday. He was tabbed to coach the Pirate defensive ends and outside linebackers, and serve as special teams coordinator.

As East Carolina basketball fill-in head coach Steve Roccaforte was describing Sunday how the Pirates navigated the last few weeks amid COVID-19 protocols, postponed games and a lack of practices, Roccaforte naturally thought back to the 2020 American Athletic Conference tournament that was …

PINEHURST — The Country Club of North Carolina announced last week a new partnership with PGA Tour pro and East Carolina alum Harold Varner III as a CCNC Ambassador.

East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin worked, virtually of course, with infielder Ryder Giles on Giles’ batting swing early in the offseason after the 2020 college baseball season ended abruptly last March.

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Down to eight scholarship players available to play and without head coach Joe Dooley, East Carolina's basketball team was not able to hang with talented Memphis on Sunday in Minges Coliseum in an 80-53 loss to the Tigers.

Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday brought a visceral as well as an intellectual sense of relief. I felt hopeful and happy, as if a great weight had been lifted; a cancer cut out; a deadly disease defeated; or any number of metaphors one could come up with for the replacement of something…

The Jensen Project, an Ohio-based nonprofit organization working to halt sexual violence, shared the following column in support of local efforts to observe January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in response to the recent death of 16-year-old Greenville girl who had been the victim…

I opened Suddenlink account with cable and Internet about 20 years ago and have always received excellent service. I live just off Fire Tower. I have family living in other cities and states who get very bad service from some competitors. Think before you complain.

Commendations to the health providers, law enforcement, military and helpers for such an orchestrated procedure for vaccines for COVID prevention at the Pitt County clinic on Friday. I was very impressed.

The late year 2020 was a face-off year. 2021 begins likewise. We turned off our faces, tucking them away behind paper and fabric. We have steadily grown grim about the mouth and hide our scowls behind masks. It is, as Herman Melville put it, time to quietly take to the ship. Come, sail away …

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FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Ala…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Ala…

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The Biden administration is boosting purchases of coronavirus vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of the summer, as it surges deliveries to states for the next three weeks following complaints of shortages and inconsistent supplies.

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Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.

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ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, setting the stage for consultations this week to determine if he can form a third government.

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Immigrant rights activists energized by a new Democratic administration and majorities on Capitol Hill are gearing up for a fresh political battle to push through a proposed bill from President Joe Biden that would open a pathway to citizenship for up to 11 million people.

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