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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…

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday that he plans to lift all mandates on social distancing and gathering limits by June 1 if coronavirus metrics remain stable and residents continue to get vaccinated.

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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 only player to finish under par at the American Athletic Conference women’s golf championships at Pinehurst No. 6 was East Carolina’s Dorthea Forbrigd, resulting in a one-stroke victory for her on the individual leaderboard.

One of the positives from the No. 9 East Carolina baseball team traveling to Houston last weekend but not being able to play the Cougars because of COVID-19 protocols, was the Pirates returned Saturday and held a productive intrasquad scrimmage the next day at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Bless your heart and happy Earth Day. Let’s celebrate by turning off the water while we brush our teeth and save millions of gallons of water, cumulatively.

The contrast between the two letters to the editor in the Sunday paper could not be more stark. Dr. David Ames shared a clear, concise and impassioned plea to “protect our planet” as Earth day approaches. Bryant Kittrell, however, mixed all kinds of misconceptions in his attempt to justify G…

If you’re an American of a certain age, you may remember one of the zanier TV comedy sketches of the late 20th century in which the great Steve Martin joined some of the early Saturday Night Live cast members in the role of “Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber.”

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.

Simply Francis publishing company recently announced the release of a new book by Greenville resident John Lutz, a retired East Carolina University professor.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election dates for 2022 likely won't be altered despite anticipated delays in receiving data needed to perform the once-a-decade redistricting, the General Assembly's top Republicans said on Thursday.

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with the law, was memorable for his dimples, his relatives said. He was quick to crack a joke at the family gatherings he tried not to miss after losing both of his parents. He encouraged his …

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man faces a variety of charges after animal control officers found three dead dogs in his home and other dogs who authorities say were on the verge of death, a sheriff's office said.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by an officer during a traffic stop in suburban Minneapolis, was not “just some kid with an air freshener,” but a “prince” whose life ended too soon at the hands of police, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday during an emotional funeral.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison, held in a single cell for his own safety. But it will be two months before the former Minneapolis police officer learns his sentence for George Floyd’s death.

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with the law, was memorable for his dimples, his relatives said. He was quick to crack a joke at the family gatherings he tried not to miss after losing both of his parents. He encouraged his …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has announced that its traditional marching and pep bands will be required to play “The Eyes of Texas” when they return to performing, but a new band will also be created that won't play the school song with racist elements in its past.