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Adoption event: A Barks in the Park adoption event will be held from noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Greensprings Park, 2500 E. Fifth St. The event will feature available pets from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Animal Services and Pitt Friends.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

Two of Pitt County Schools’ top graduates speaking at their school commencement ceremonies this month told audiences of thousands that the price they paid to be No. 1 may have been too high.


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Truist players and coaches, left, pose with their City Championship trophies while Ross Orthodontics players and coaches, right, pose with their runner-up trophies following Saturday's Game 3.

Truist celebrates after claiming the City Championship title with a 12-1 victory in four innings over Ross Orthodontics in Game 3 Saturday afternoon.

Truist's Haiden Simo is greeted by his coaches, including head coach Brayom Anderson, right, after scoring a run during the first inning of Saturday's game against Ross Orthodontics.

After relying on a high-powered offense all season, Truist found itself in an unfamiliar place in Game 1 of the Greenville Little Leagues City Championship Wednesday and Thursday night, as it was shut down at the plate in a 4-1 loss at the hands of Ross Orthodontics.

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Thirty-one local senior athletes representing the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games made the trek to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently to compete in the National Games as part of Team North Carolina.

This week marked the delayed arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation into the state of Texas on June 19th, and the freeing of slaves in the Confederacy. It would still take nearly another year for slavery to be outlawed in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

So, I should move from Winterville to the country to avoid development? How about Chicod? No, with the sewer expansion, Greenville will be annexing it soon enough.

J. Michael Luttig is an orthodox conservative and loyal Republican, appointed to the federal bench by President Bush 41 and often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee. So when he appeared before the Congressional committee investigating the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021, his words of…

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made a decision of rare importance, concerning not a pandemic illness but the country’s leading cause of preventable death: smoking. It is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever — one tha…

“How can I be happy, Dr. Mercer?” a student asked in class during a lecture on the Hebrew Bible book of Ecclesiastes, one of my favorites and an intriguing meditation on the meaning and purpose of life.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

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HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it.

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the Bavarian resort of Elmau. Before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a cascade of crises over food, energy and international security, the main focus of the meeting was me…

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected offici…