The Greenville City Council met virtually Thursday and approved steps to develop a hotel and apartments near Dickinson Avenue while a small group gathered in person outside of City Hall to protest the action.

A dozen East Carolina University students are quarantined in off-campus housing and at least 14 others have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 2, the university reported Wednesday.

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(AP) — The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball during the first semester.


GREENSBORO — Harold Varner III, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan each shot 8-under 62 on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship, the PGA Tour’s final regular-season event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.

In a summer of twists and turns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, an unorthodox but nonetheless welcome edition of the Greenville Little Leagues city championship began on Thursday night at Elm Street Park.

East Carolina is one of the college football teams that was not able to hold any spring practices this year but is currently in a mostly normal routine of fall-semester full practices, while some other teams and leagues have stopped workouts and postponed games entirely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On or about July 24, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning defunding law enforcement, which seems to be a trend gaining momentum. I was once told by Ms. Carol, “Be careful what you ask for,” which has come back to me many times over the years and seems applicable in America today.

North Carolina’s state and local governments will likely overspend their projected revenue this year by billions of dollars. So far, few public officials seem panicked about the prospect.

BYH to the Winterville storm cleanup crew. When you got to my corner, you did an outstanding job. Thank you.

I don’t know about you, but the last three months have challenged my eating habits. I may or may not have gained a few unwanted pounds and made some unhealthy food choices. But there is hope. As we get ready for a new normal and a new school year, we need to go back to our food roots, exerci…

Medical experts tell us the toll of the pandemic cannot be undone but we need to work toward a more healthy, just and equitable nation. Let’s unite so all can eat healthy, be physically active and achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In the meantime, also wear your face covering and physic…