A railroad crossing on Greenville Boulevard near Evans Street is expected to be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, according to the City of Greenville.

Greenville’s recreation and parks director announced on Tuesday that he is retiring after spending more than 50 years in the parks and recreation field.

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There were more fans at Clark-LeClair Stadium on Wednesday night compared to previous games in this COVID-19-altered college baseball season, and their patience was tested in a game that lasted nearly 5 hours and saw Old Dominion provide the final big swing.

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East Carolina’s men’s basketball team held a regular version of a 5-on-5 practice Monday, which served as a significant breakthrough for participating players only a few days before their return to game action.

WILSON — Wilson Preparatory Academy defeated Williamston Riverside 66-50 Tuesday night in the 1-A East Regional final, leaving the Tigers one step away from securing Wilson's first public school championship in boys basketball since 1984.

The East Carolina women’s basketball got off to a bad start on the road in New Orleans on Tuesday night, and even a strong recovery in the second half kept the Pirates well short in a 77-60 loss to Tulane.

It’s a familiar feeling in greater Greenville, as both Farmville Central basketball teams are in a fever pitch to defend the state titles both were forced to share a year ago thanks to COVID-19.

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionall…

Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods of the day does not equal the learning they would achieve being in the classroom. Additionall…

During the violent siege in Washington last month, at least 13 off-duty police officers were among the rabble that stormed the U.S. Capitol after a rally with Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported. So were a number of former police officers.

Bless your heart to all the people who think the side of the road is there as a trash can. You can’t travel anywhere without being embarrassed by all the litter. Please don’t be a litter bug.

“It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’ Somewhere we must come to see that human pro…

I have a solution for commercials. A separate channel should be set up only for commercials. Those who like to watch commercials will be in hog heaven. Regular TV will be without interruptions, including our favorite reruns which we know by heart.

Many people eat to live, but I live to eat. The adventure of finding a great little restaurant is just as enjoyable as eating the food that they serve. Even more fun is getting in the car and taking day trips and finding new diners, drive-ins and dives, which usually offer knock-your-socks-o…

Here is something for your winter dinner rotation: chunky vegetables and slow-cooked beef swimming in a stock of beef and beer. This hearty no-nonsense beef stew is a must-have for a dreary winter night, and with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, you can dump a bottle of Guinness into the…

Greenville's chapter of a professional society for women educators inducted a South Central High School teacher as its newest member.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top North Carolina education officials on Thursday called for all of the state's 115 school districts to make available at least partial in-person instruction by the end of the month to any of the system's 1.5 million students who want it.

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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government and local governments in nearly 20 counties can receive financial help from Washington following heavy rains and flooding in November now that President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration.

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BEIJING (AP) — China’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade, Hong Kong and human rights.

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DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer's instruction in 2017, authorities said.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday. Small tsunami waves were seen, but little damage was apparent…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will begin sending 40% of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to try to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday in the latest shake-u…

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan released further plans Thursday to distribute COVID-19 vaccines more equitably to underserved parts of Maryland, after leaders of the state’s largest Black populations criticized major disparities in the rollout of vaccinations to minorities.