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A company that makes outboard power catamarans for recreational boaters worldwide will open a new production facility in Pitt County, investing nearly $9 million and adding 60 jobs, state and local officials announced.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted on multiple charges in Moore County after received information he might be in Greenville, a news release from the agency said.

WINDSOR — A tornado that killed two people during Hurricane Isaias early Tuesday destroyed or damaged more than 200 homes along a 10-mile stretch in rural Bertie County, officials said during a visit by Gov. Roy Cooper.

An update about social distancing efforts at the Leroy James farmers market sparked more debate about enforcing a mask mandate there and other county properties.

Pitt County Schools will offer families the option to pay $25 as part of a user agreement that will give them a de facto insurance policy for laptops and devices it distributes to aid with remote learning.

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Part of an update by East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert on Wednesday addressed the uncertainty surrounding football fan attendance, which remains a fluid and hot topic, especially while North Carolina is in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 response into September.

When asked about some college football players nationally opting out of playing this season, East Carolina second-year coach Mike Houston pivoted, saying that uncertainty about games is what is frustrating for his players.

When East Carolina was recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association on Monday, it marked the Pirates’ fifth straight year earning the ABCA team academic excellence award.

BYH, one day 2020 will be the one-word catchphrase meaning everything messed up and bad. “How was your day?” “Horrible. A real 2020.” “Say no more.”

Those people who are in the business of economic development know our electric power rates in North Carolina are among the lowest in the nation. This is not an accident. Out electric utility companies are not perfect but they and the state Utilities Commission have saved the taxpayer big buc…

Mr. Taggart (Public Forum, July 29), I don’t know what you do for a living and I don’t care, but your vile criticisms of Dr. Greg Murphy were way off base.

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There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased fig…

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When baby boomers protested the ills of society in the 1960s, we didn’t trust anybody over 30. Now that we’re in our 60s and 70s, we don’t seem to trust anybody under 70.

Traveling abroad may be on hold right now, but there’s no reason why we can’t bring the taste and ambience of travel home to our kitchens and gardens with mezze. Mezze is an appetizer tradition essential to the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey and Greece.

Dear readers. Our local COVID experts tell us, especially with students returning to campus and to school, it is time for us to be especially vigilant. So, please wear your masks, stay apart, wash your hands often, eat healthy and get some physical activity.

At the beginning of the growing season I declared my other half to be a Better Boy than I. He was willing to get dirt under his fingernails and watch the tilled soil like a teakettle with the burner turned off for any sign of a sprig. And a sprout was a reason to shout. Now as the season is …