Rain and wind from Isaias was expected to diminish as the storm moves rapidly across eastern North Carolina today, but officials tell residents to remain alert for flash floods and other hazards.

A resolution declaring racism a public health crisis and funding for equipment upgrades for the school system were approved by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners during a virtual meeting on Monday morning.

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from July 9-15.

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from July 2-8. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. (No fee required.)

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When East Carolina was recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Monday, it marked the Pirates’ fifth straight year earning the ABCA team academic excellence award.

A towering, walk-off home run by former North Pitt star Phillip Boykin with one out in the seventh inning lifted the Tarboro River Bandits to a 2-1 victory over Fuquay-Varina to win the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League championship Saturday night before a raucous crowd in Tarboro’s Munici…

BTH of whoever named our current storm. Why not something we can all pronounce, unlike the entire crowd on The Weather Channel. Bruce? Dave? Diane? Fioana?

In his July 26 letter, James H. Dautremont engaged in name-calling while not giving one fact. He could have stated his objections to the real things our president had done while in office.

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Buckle up. The next six months are going to provide a show — a comedic tragedy America has never previously witnessed. It will be acted out amid protests, a pandemic, an election, and an economy in turmoil. The show’s star, of course, will be our president, Donald Trump as himself.

At the moment, Congress has two tasks more important than any others: Providing the resources and leadership needed to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and helping the country climb out of the deep recession that the pandemic triggered. Sadly, the coronavirus relief package from Senate Republic…

As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission races in North Carolina. But I am. I’m just that weird.

BYH, don’t get into the car with me if you’re just going to scream every time we almost wreck.

At the beginning of the growing season I declared my other half to be a Better Boy than I. He was willing to get dirt under his fingernails and watch the tilled soil like a teakettle with the burner turned off for any sign of a sprig. And a sprout was a reason to shout. Now as the season is …