New COVID-19 cases in Pitt County continued to climb higher over the last week while vaccine distribution also rose at a steady pace, data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services showed on Monday.

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Former East Carolina basketball star Jayden Gardner made his next destination official Monday night when he tweeted he had committed to Virginia. 

Memphis’ Hunter Goodman is one of the most feared hitters in the American Athletic Conference, and he totaled three RBIs during Saturday’s game at Clark-LeClair Stadium, but East Carolina’s plethora of pitchers held him without a home run for the entire series and to zero RBIs in three of th…

A hopeful pass lofted by No. 1 quarterback Holton Ahlers was caught by a leaping C.J. Johnson in impressive fashion in the back of a Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium end zone Sunday near the end of East Carolina football practice, which was one of the positive signs for the Pirate offense.

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A baseball pitchers' duel Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium that began with starters Tyler Smith (East Carolina) and Chris Durham (Memphis) each with stellar outings still ended as a 7-1 ECU win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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East Carolina football coach Mike Houston predicts June will be chaotic for college football recruiting with no days off for coaches, but he also is eager for those aspects of his job.

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical deposits into the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve for repairing and renovating state buildings, and other accounts, ther…

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical deposits into the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve for repairing and renovating state buildings, and other accounts, ther…

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical deposits into the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve for repairing and renovating state buildings, and other accounts, ther…

Bless our hearts. Joe has not played golf because he has been too busy doing what Nancy tells him to do and keeping Major from biting anyone else.

With COVID-19 vaccines now becoming more available in the United States, Americans are increasingly hopeful there may be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. However, the fallout and recovery will be with us for a long time to come. Once we can all breathe easier — maybe even without m…

Water: it shows us the great irony of the word “value.” Heavy water that is used in nuclear reactors is valuable because it can be worth over $380 for 100 milliliters. A gallon of drinking water is a great value when you can get it at a superstore for 60 cents. Value can mean it’s expensive,…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members on Tuesday commenced their biennial efforts to give local school systems more flexibility over when they can hold classes, as a committee passed several school calendar measures.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about the scope of his proposed package, its tax hikes and Biden's premise that this is an inflection point for the U.S. as a wor…

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following an FDA decision to pause the jabs while very rare blood clot cases are examined.

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MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries has once again put curbs on the holy month's signature feasts and lengthy prayers in mosques.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin’s lawyer suggested Tuesday that George Floyd may have suffered from “excited delirium” — or what a witness described as a potentially lethal state of agitation and even superhuman strength that can be triggered by drug use, heart disease or men…

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A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other stud…

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb and the city's chief of police resigned Tuesday, moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nig…