The following new corporations in Pitt and neighboring counties filed March 5-11 with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office:

The following deeds were recorded with the Pitt County Register of Deeds from March 5-11. Each $2 in revenue stamps is equal to $1,000 in valuation. (No fee required.)

The following deeds of trust were recorded with the Pitt County Registrar of Deeds from March 5-11.

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East Carolina football players left for spring break early in March on the heels of what Pirate second-year coach Mike Houston described as a stellar offseason to that point in terms of player strength and other areas.

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East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin is planning on three seniors — pitchers Tyler Smith, Matt Bridges and Cam Colmore — to be seniors again next year, pending an NCAA ruling that would allow seniors, at least in spring sports, to be eligible for one more season.

East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert announced Thursday the contract of head volleyball coach Julie Torbett will not be renewed.

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