Choosing from the largest pool of applicants in its history, ECU’s Brody School of Medicine welcomed its most diverse class of medical students ever during Friday’s White Coat Ceremony.
After 30 days of summer school, thousands of the county’s public school students have about three weeks off before beginning the next school semester, which school officials say should be unlike the previous academic year.
KINSTON — Town managers and board members from Greene, Lenoir and Wayne counties joined members of the Global TransPark recently to celebrate the creation of the Global TransPark Economic Development Region with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A Greenville man has been arrested for striking an acquaintance in the head with a blunt object and causing him to bleed.
ELIZABETH CITY — Civil rights leaders are demanding Pasquotank County form a community panel to investigate the practices of the sheriff’s office.
CURRITUCK — Currituck County officials have taken the unusual step of explaining in detail a decision by the county animal shelter to euthanize 52 cats, citing misinformation widely circulating in social media they said includes personal attacks on county employees.
Vidant Medical Center recently joined the American Trauma Society’s network.
A compound developed by an associate professor at East Carolina University could lead to more effective skin cancer treatments.
AYDEN — Pitt Community College’s proactive approach to bringing educational services to the communities it serves has resulted in a new partnership with the Town of Ayden.
Council on Aging
At this point in the offseason, three-plus months after former East Carolina basketball star Jayden Gardner announced he was transferring to Virginia, ECU coach Joe Dooley views Gardner like he was a senior on last season’s team.
A pair of local swimmers competed last weekend in the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
As Pitt County high schools prepare to begin fall sports practices on Monday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a new executive order urging those in indoor spaces – vaccinated and unvaccinated – to wear face coverings.
NEW YORK — Day’Ron Sharpe probably wasn’t surprised to hear his name called at Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
East Carolina junior quarterback Holton Ahlers was named to the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement by the organization Thursday.
A trio of Pitt County’s high school coaches was named to East-West All-Star teams for this year.
The First Amendment protects perhaps our most cherished right, freedom of expression. It’s printed atop this page.
Bless my heart. People are saying they can’t pay their rent. Here’s an idea. Get a job. Everyone is hiring.
Recently, I had the chance to donate to The Children’s Miracle Network. Figuring that we would be donating later, I just didn’t bother. Then I drove by the Children’s Hospital and thought about all the hope and anguish within. Shame on me that those frail children should have to wait for my …
This is becoming another summer that didn’t quite happen. It follows the bum summer of 2020, which was canceled by COVID-19.
Let’s say there’s an outbreak of deadly parvovirus in your neighborhood. Your beloved golden retriever Red, however, goes into a full-scale panic attack at the sight or smell of a veterinarian. You know the disease is highly communicable and potentially fatal.
President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency.
Donna Davis works for Pitt County government, supporting technology. She has called eastern North Carolina home nearly all her life. She enjoys jamming with local musicians, running and writing. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Q Our 4-year-old, an only child, is giving us fits. As a toddler, he began ignoring us. That evolved into downright refusing to do what we ask, as in, “I’m not going to” and just plain “no.” It seems like the nicer we are to him, the meaner he is to us. In addition, his tantrums when he does…
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