The sale of $34 million in bonds to fund a construction project, purchase equipment and refinance existing bonds was authorized by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners at its Monday meeting.

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East Carolina’s women’s basketball team scored 81 points in its first game of the season, which was a loss at Towson. ECU scored 81 again Saturday, but did it in a much more enjoyable outcome.

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.

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.

North Carolinians, along with the rest of our country, are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change, as evidenced by more episodes of severe flooding, stronger slow-moving storms that produce more rain, hotter temperatures in summer leading to periods of drought and increasing numb…

Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebte…

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A national reporter recently wrote a flattering article about Gov. Roy Cooper, but seemed flummoxed by Cooper’s political success.

BMH, my wife just asked me if I had seen the dog bowl, and I said I didn't even know he could.

When you have stepchildren, they are usually “step,” plain and simple. You probably came late into their lives, you have a history with them, but you have no ancient history like they have with their blood kin.

A therapist takes a 10-year-old boy into what she calls “therapy.” The young fellow is belligerently defiant toward his parents and throws titanic tantrums when things don’t go his way. At school — virtual, going on a year — he’s distractible and doesn’t finish his work without being hovered…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that the state will more quickly open up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those who are frontline essential workers or have serious underlying health issues.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state senator said on Tuesday he wasn't on the Senate floor for a close veto override vote on legislation mandating the reopening of public schools because he needed to work for his full-time employer.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine found guilty of conspiracy to illegally export and smuggle firearms and controlled equipment from the U.S. to Haiti has been sentenced to more than five years in prison, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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Government wildlife officials released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kontoor Brands Inc. (KTB) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $43.1 million.

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As Donald Trump made false allegations about voting fraud and tried to overturn the will of the people in last year's election, one of his chief allies was conspicuously silent. The Honest Election Project, a leading advocate for more restrictive voting laws, stayed away from Trump's doomed effort.

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The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid-level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida isn’t expecting Spring Break travel to return fully back to normal, pre-pandemic levels, but is expecting many more travelers than last year when the U.S. outbreak was just getting started. At the time, images of Florida beach revelers raised alarms nationally and…