As cyclists persevered through rain and wind, traveling 54 miles from Smithfield to Greenville on Tuesday, the memory of emergency medical staff who died in a 1987 helicopter crash persevered with them.

Greenville’s Planning and Zoning Commission has signed off on one measure that would allow gun sales at indoor shooting facilities and another that would allow a self-storage facility at a site where apartments have been denied in Bells Fork.

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Hailey Davenport is a junior volleyball player at John Paul II Catholic High School, who talked about her progression as a player and a teammate, what she does when she is able to get free time, why the Saints have struggled recently and what they can do to turn their season around in this w…

East Carolina’s Donnie Kirkpatrick walked into Wednesday’s post-practice news conference smiling and ready to talk like an offensive coordinator who just coached in a high-scoring victory.

Despite East Carolina’s 0-2 record at the time and trailing in the fourth quarter at Marshall, ECU football coach Mike Houston sensed Saturday night his players were plenty confident enough to beat the Thundering Herd.

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About France and its submarines: Australia’s decision to cancel a $60 billion contract to buy them and purchase American nuclear subs instead had to hurt. In response, France’s foreign minister called the U.S.-backed move a “stab in the back,” and President Emmanuel Macron recalled his ambas…

Once again, a North Carolina court has decided that a voter ID law proposed by the Republican-led legislature was written with ill intent — racial bias, in particular — and struck it down as unconstitutional. The decision, declared by two of three trial judges, isn’t surprising, not only bec…

Bless your hearts to ECU and UNC for paying federal penalties (our tax dollars) for falsified and incomplete records for Americorps grants. Have any state employees been held accountable or will this be smoothed over like other state public employee failures? In the real world those responsi…

This is the year for discussing space tourism after Sir Richard Branson successfully took Virgin Galactic into space and returned safe and sound. It’s a wonderful time for a reminder that 60 years earlier, in 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968) was, for all intents and purposes, the …

BYH to the woman watching a video on her phone while riding her bike on Ida and Mary McLawhorn Road, who later said she was grown and didn’t care. You were weaving all over the road, and cars were slowing and weaving to avoid you. Distracted driving goes for as much for bicycles as it does f…

While debating heretics, early Christians used the Greek term “hypostasis” — meaning “substance” and “subsistence” — to help define their belief in the Incarnation of Jesus as one person, yet with divine and human natures.

Let’s talk about suicide. After all, September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Oh, you don’t think we should be talking about suicide? I see. It’s not that common, you say. And you think talking about suicide will put that thought in someone’s head.

If you are like me and enjoy homemade tomato sauce year-round, this recipe is for you. It’s a great way to use up any lingering tomatoes at the end of the season. If the season has already finished, you can still manage a decent sauce with your supermarket variety.

Two area writers will go before a panel of judges later this month to see who will become the 2021 Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate. The Pamlico Writers’ Group is hosting the competition at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Pamlico Books, 149 N. Market St., Washington, N.C.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don't isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country next door once again — Afghanistan's resurgent, often-volatile Taliban.

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — For the final leg of his journey from Chile to the United States, Haitian migrant Fabricio Jean followed detailed instructions sent to him via WhatsApp from his brother in New Jersey who had recently taken the route to the Texas border.

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the podium to speak at the U.N.'s annual meeting of world leaders.