People with diabetes are at increased risk for COVID-19. Learn and do all you can to prevent/manage diabetes. The long-standing (this is the 20th year in Pitt County) “Winning with Diabetes” program starts 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Call to register: 847-5590 or vidantwellness@vidant…

The proposed congressional and state legislation maps continue to make North Carolina a poster child for gerrymandering by diluting the voting strength of minorities and urban areas, multiple speakers said during a remote public hearing conducted Tuesday in Raleigh, Greenville and Charlotte.

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Sophomore Edie Yount enjoyed a solid season on the tennis court for J.H. Rose High School. She played No. 1 singles and advanced to the finals of the Big Carolina 3A/4A Conference Tournament, and she also competed for the Rampants in the regional and dual team tournaments recently.

After a few weeks of teams holding their collective ground in these rankings, one defeat has finally shaken things up, at least a little bit, and a former outsider is now on the inside at No. 5.

East Carolina faces a short week after losing each of its last two games to potential American Athletic Conference top dogs Houston and UCF on the road.

BYH to the angry motorist from Windbrooke who does not like cyclists and chooses to ignore the mandated “change lanes to pass” laws. It is ironic in the video of you cussing out a law-abiding cyclist that you admit to speeding, passing illegally and driving dangerously. Meanwhile you’re upse…

As we enter into the holiday season of gratitude, which we call Thanksgiving, our attention turns to emphasizing our gratitude to those people who continue to enrich our lives.

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When I was, like, 17, I didn’t eat for three solid days. Ten pounds had to go — immediately. The period of starvation crowded out every other thought in my head. Of course, I lost weight, though it was mostly water. Of course, I gained it back.

Followers of former President Donald Trump have found one conspiracy theory they don’t like: That some Republican members of Congress may have had deeper roles in plans and events that led to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

In uncertain times, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the simpler things in our lives that bring us genuine pleasure. Family and friends? Absolutely. Good health and thriving children? You bet. Sultry sunsets and autumn foliage? Thank you very much. But right now, I prefer to foc…

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CHICAGO (AP) — In an Oct. 25 story about the remains of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims being identified, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, erroneously reported that the family of Francis Wayne Alexander lived in North Caro…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties.

FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a strong tornado that thrashed the southwestern Missouri city of Fredericktown as strong storms that swept the state and into Illinois overnight damaged buildings and knocked out power, but left no serious injuries.

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CHICAGO (AP) — John Wayne Gacy was convicted of killing 33 young men and boys in the Chicago area in the 1970s. Authorities found most of his victims' remains in a crawl space under his suburban Chicago house or buried elsewhere on the property. In 2011, they exhumed the remains of eight vic…

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union raised the stakes Wednesday in a standoff with Poland over judicial independence and the primacy of EU law, with the bloc's top court fining Poland $1.2 million a day to prevent what it called “serious and irreparable harm” to the EU's legal order and values.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently lost about 20 kilograms (44 pounds), but remains healthy and is trying to boost public loyalty to him in the face of worsening economic problems, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers Thursday.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The soldiers in rural Myanmar twisted the young man’s skin with pliers and kicked him in the chest until he couldn’t breathe. Then they taunted him about his family until his heart ached, too: “Your mom,” they jeered, “cannot save you anymore.”