The Greenville Police Department reported a decrease in both property and violent crimes in 2020, but noted homicides in the city more than doubled during a year the police chief called “an anomaly.”

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East Carolina announced its full baseball schedule, beginning Feb. 19 and including eight four-game American Athletic Conference weekend series in addition to nonconference matchups versus North Carolina, Duke, St. John’s and Appalachian State.

Despite dropping the first set, the first-seeded D.H. Conley Vikings secured a 3-1 victory over Cedar Ridge in the second round of the 3A state volleyball playoffs, advancing to the third round of the bracket and spoiling Cedar Ridge’s perfect season.

Pitt Community College athletics director Dawn Manning announced this week PCC canceled its basketball and volleyball seasons due to concerns over playing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while taking a wait-and-see approach to upcoming outdoor sports baseball and softball.


The East Carolina women’s basketball season might have been at a crossroads when ECU trailed by 10 points during the third quarter to UCF in Minges Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Twitter explained why it decided to permanently ban President Donald Trump: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the acc…

COVID-19 is raging. More and more school districts are making decisions not to return students to in-class instruction until early spring; some will not return for the remainder of the school year, even though the numbers of students contracting the virus aren’t alarming. We understand the s…

The push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 was called Operation Warp Speed, but the delivery of two vaccines approved so far might be called Operation Hurry Up and Wait. The delay is especially pronounced in North Carolina, which late last week ranked 42nd in the nation in the percentage of i…

This plus 75er also gives kudos to the Vidant COVID vaccine rollout. It was a well-oiled machine, and all the staff were so helpful and so nice.

No Bless Your Heart to whoever took the baby Jesus from the nativity at First Presbyterian Church.

Year after year, thousands of Americans attend the March For Life — marching past the U.S. Capitol in late January, close to the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

One reader asked why I start each column with a reminder to eat healthy, be physically active and follow the three Ws. “You would think we would all know it by now,” he said. I said, looking around, we all need gentle reminders.

Winter is chicory season. Chicories are the often-labeled bitter greens, which include radicchio, endive, puntarelle and escarole. Bunches and heads of chicory are prolific throughout the season, difficult to miss with their with dramatic frilly, spiky and cone-headed leaves. And while their…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Better days for North Carolina are ahead if citizens take calculated risks and stand up to fight bigotry, poverty and racial injustice, a state Cabinet member said at Friday's annual's Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance by state employees.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches and left a stain on the integrity of college athletics.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another 100 North Carolina National Guard members are going to Washington to help with security leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday.

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

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Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this m…

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PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” backed away from the allegation after the head of the investigation cautioned Friday that the probe…

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden pledged Friday to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days. It's part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure mi…

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York.

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump's business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting.

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Responding to warnings of potentially violent demonstrations, governors across the nation are calling out National Guard troops, declaring states of emergency and closing their capitols to the public ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week.