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ECU expects a financial hit of at least $30 million due to COVID-19 and it’s unlikely federal stimulus dollars will cover the entire amount, the university’s interim chancellor said during Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

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Officials said residents should resist the urge to gather with friends and family in the pretty spring weather expected over the weekend and continue the battle against the COVID-19 epidemic with the most potent weapon available — staying at home.

ECU students should learn early next week the university’s plans for reimbursing housing and dining funds, the vice chancellor for administration and finance said at Thursday’s Board of Trustees’ committee meetings.

Many community events are canceled or rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus response. Please email cancellations to community@reflector.com along with any outreach related to the response and continuing community activities that are not affected.

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J.H. Rose sophomore Michael Allen already took an unofficial visit to Tennessee, checking out the Knoxville area and specifically the Volunteers’ facilities in football and baseball.

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Ryan Murphy announced Thursday on Twitter that he will play his final college basketball season at Tulane, picking the Green Wave reportedly over East Carolina, BYU and UC Santa Barbara.

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Ronald Vincent, who early in March at age 72 was adding to his career state-record win total as longtime baseball coach at J.H. Rose High School, has turned to yard work and quality time with his grandchildren to help fill his time.

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Many community events are canceled or rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus response. Please email cancellations to community@reflector.com along with any outreach related to the response and continuing community activities that are not affected.