Supplemental funding for county EMS squads, proposed rules for discharging firearms in unincorporated areas and rule changes at the farmer’s market are on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners Monday agenda.

Kennedy visit: ECU history professor John Tucker will give a presentation on U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy’s campaign appearance at East Carolina College on Sept. 17, 1960, during an online event hosted by the Pitt County and Winterville historical societies. The free presentation is 7-8:30 p.m.…

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GREENVILLE – The harsh reality of having two undefeated teams meet in the first round of the state playoffs is one will continue on and one’s season will end.

After watching the now-graduated quarterback Nick Hamilton lead the D.H. Conley football team to a conference championship in 2019, junior Bryce Jackson had some big shoes to fill in his first season as the starter this year.

One Sunday morning in June 1969 there occurred an event which came to astonish the nation: the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was on fire. That event came to highlight the ongoing pollution of the planet. Another wakeup call was the work of Rachel Carson, whose book “Silent Spring,” documented the d…

How can somebody like me possibly live in darkest Arkansas, well-meaning correspondents sometimes want to know. And when the state legislature is in session, I do sometimes wonder. All I can say is that I’m glad Arkansas is a state, not a country. Because I’m stuck on the place, mostly for p…

When I read about the senseless killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, I thought of my friends Isaac Cudjoe and Kevin Isabelle-Peete. Several years ago, while living and working in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., they got pulled over for a phony traffic violation. …

Just six months ago — it seems like so much longer — many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some saw Joe Biden winning in a landslide over then-President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi believed House Democrats would increase the size of their …

Simply Francis publishing company recently announced the release of a new book by Greenville resident John Lutz, a retired East Carolina University professor.

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.

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ROME (AP) — The images show the intimacy of husbands and wives saying goodbye for the last time, or reuniting after months apart. They honor the courage of nurses, funeral workers and clerics who risked their own health to do their jobs. They witness life slipping away, and being snatched ba…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.

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