President elect Biden wants to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. I'm not against that. But, as history shows, prices increased thereby putting the economy right back where it was. I say put a price freeze on everything then raise wages. Everyone will have have more buying power and in the l…

The Greenville Police Department reported a decrease in both property and violent crimes in 2020, but noted homicides in the city more than doubled during a year the police chief called “an anomaly.”

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East Carolina slipped from a three-way tie with Houston and Tulane in the American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings when it lost 66-56 to Houston in Minges Coliseum on Saturday.

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East Carolina announced its full baseball schedule, beginning Feb. 19 and including eight four-game American Athletic Conference weekend series in addition to nonconference matchups versus North Carolina, Duke, St. John’s and Appalachian State.

Despite dropping the first set, the first-seeded D.H. Conley Vikings secured a 3-1 victory over Cedar Ridge in the second round of the 3A state volleyball playoffs, advancing to the third round of the bracket and spoiling Cedar Ridge’s perfect season.

Pitt Community College athletics director Dawn Manning announced this week PCC canceled its basketball and volleyball seasons due to concerns over playing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while taking a wait-and-see approach to upcoming outdoor sports baseball and softball.

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The East Carolina women’s basketball season might have been at a crossroads when ECU trailed by 10 points during the third quarter to UCF in Minges Coliseum on Wednesday night.

President elect Biden wants to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. I'm not against that. But, as history shows, prices increased thereby putting the economy right back where it was. I say put a price freeze on everything then raise wages. Everyone will have have more buying power and in the l…

Twitter explained why it decided to permanently ban President Donald Trump: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the acc…

The push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 was called Operation Warp Speed, but the delivery of two vaccines approved so far might be called Operation Hurry Up and Wait. The delay is especially pronounced in North Carolina, which late last week ranked 42nd in the nation in the percentage of i…

COVID-19 is raging. More and more school districts are making decisions not to return students to in-class instruction until early spring; some will not return for the remainder of the school year, even though the numbers of students contracting the virus aren’t alarming. We understand the s…

This plus 75er also gives kudos to the Vidant COVID vaccine rollout. It was a well-oiled machine, and all the staff were so helpful and so nice.

Year after year, thousands of Americans attend the March For Life — marching past the U.S. Capitol in late January, close to the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

One reader asked why I start each column with a reminder to eat healthy, be physically active and follow the three Ws. “You would think we would all know it by now,” he said. I said, looking around, we all need gentle reminders.

Winter is chicory season. Chicories are the often-labeled bitter greens, which include radicchio, endive, puntarelle and escarole. Bunches and heads of chicory are prolific throughout the season, difficult to miss with their with dramatic frilly, spiky and cone-headed leaves. And while their…

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

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Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this m…

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A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protes…