From a computer engineering professor making the intricacies of microprocessing accessible for his students to an English professor providing real-world experience for students while helping local nonprofits, East Carolina University depends on its faculty to provide the best possible educat…

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East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert is not a coach, but he is cognizant of how the popularity of the transfer portal has changed how coaches recruit and interact.

Tennis standout Ellie Osborne of The Oakwood School signed a letter of intent last week to join the Meredith program next year to continue her career.

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Draft day is Friday for the East Carolina football team’s final spring scrimmage the next day at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which is now open to fans to simply watch the football Saturday afternoon without the usual festivities surrounding a spring game.

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Some plays from Saturday’s scrimmage by the East Carolina football team were still fresh Tuesday for not only head coach Mike Houston, but also offensive coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick and defensive coordinator Blake Harrell.

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The president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, has used The New York Times as a confessional to fess up to the racist history of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger.

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It didn’t take long after former Gov. Pat McCrory announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate that Democrats and like-minded columnists started calling him a “failed politician” who “doesn’t stand for anything.” One even likened him to “Thom Tillis without the brains,” and the North Carolina…

After all the vivid and searing images connected to the killing of George Floyd, Tuesday brought us another: The eyes of Derek Chauvin, wide and darting above his Covid mask, as the hard verdicts reached by a group of black, white and multiracial jurors rained down upon him.

BYH Elm Street Park baseball. Please put up the safety nets for pitch and catch practices so those of us walking the greenway don’t take a ball to the head. Until then, coaches and parents please inform your kids to wait until we pass by to continue throwing. TY!

Today is Earth Day, when people across the nation will celebrate our natural environment and ways to “Restore Our Earth” — Earth Day’s theme for 2021.

The first nun the Bolsheviks threw into the abandoned mineshaft was best known as the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, the sister of the Russian Empress Alexandra.

This past year has shown all of us just how quickly things can change. Nothing could have prepared us for what we have experienced.

Spring is here, and it’s time to celebrate by adding a little freshness and lightness to your favorite year-round dishes, such as risottos and pasta. Primavera means springtime in Italian, but pasta primavera, while Italian in name, has American roots.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two high-profile Black leaders in North Carolina held divergent views on congressional intervention in state elections while addressing U.S. House committee members who are examining voting rights.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor serving life in prison for the “Fatal Vision” slayings of his wife and two young daughters in 1970 is appealing a federal court ruling this month denying his requested release due to poor health.

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting vaccinated at an Ottawa pharmacy on Friday. Trudeau and his wife Sophie will be getting the AstraZeneca vaccine that some have been reluctant to get because of reports of rare blood clots.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The unique circumstances surrounding Derek Chauvin's trial in George Floyd's death could offer the former Minneapolis police officer some shot at winning a retrial on appeal, though most legal experts agree it's a long shot.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would put his life at risk.

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RAMBOUILLET, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened a terrorism investigation into the fatal stabbing Friday of a police official inside a police station near the historic Rambouillet chateau outside Paris. Police shot and killed the attacker at the scene, authorities said.