A Tarboro man was sentenced to at least 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder during a hearing in Pitt County Superior Court on Friday.

A man accused of crawling through a woman’s bedroom window was arrested after a chase involving a four wheeler, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

FARMVILLE —Four days before The Refuge was set to begin its camp season, six members of the staff tested positive COVID-19, including executive director Sammy Hudson.

A Pitt County Health Department employee who had recently worked at one of the county’s COVID-19 testing sites has tested positive for the virus, the department announced Thursday.

A group advocating for fisheries reform has sued several commercial shrimp trawling operations as well as the state to reduce damage to fish populations and their ecosystems in North Carolina’s sounds.

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East Carolina and Marshall are planning to play their football game, though it will likely happen sometime in September instead of Aug. 29 as previously scheduled.

Part of an update by East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert on Wednesday addressed the uncertainty surrounding football fan attendance, which remains a fluid and hot topic, especially while North Carolina is in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 response into September.

When asked about some college football players nationally opting out of playing this season, East Carolina second-year coach Mike Houston pivoted, saying that uncertainty about games is what is frustrating for his players.

BHY proper office attire doesn’t include flip flops. Courthouses are not environments where you should see this.

Our nation finds itself in the jaws of at least three crises: A worldwide pandemic; a severely recessionary economy; and a series of horrifying manifestations of racial injustice. Moreover, one could argue that the pillars of our democratically-inspired republic are under assault, led by our…

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Peter Hans officially became president of the UNC University System on Monday. One of his first official acts was to send a message to the employees of our state-supported universities. We thought it significant enough to share with you.

There’s a little uncertainty about the ceremony for renominating President Trump during the Republican National Convention in Charlotte later this month. On Saturday, a GOP spokeswoman said it would be conducted in private, without members of the press present. She cited the coronavirus as t…

As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates are spiking in many North Carolina communities.

Dear readers. Our local COVID experts tell us, especially with students returning to campus and to school, it is time for us to be especially vigilant. So, please wear your masks, stay apart, wash your hands often, eat healthy and get some physical activity.

Traveling abroad may be on hold right now, but there’s no reason why we can’t bring the taste and ambience of travel home to our kitchens and gardens with mezze. Mezze is an appetizer tradition essential to the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey and Greece.