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The number of COVID-19 cases in Pitt County grew by 22 over the weekend as more business began to reopen while enforcing strict measures to control the virus’ spread.

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People stood on their front porches, driveways and backyard decks on Monday and in less than 45 seconds played the 24 musical notes that honor the United States’ war dead.

Bless your hearts Black Americans. You are no longer slaves, you are just owned by the Democrats, whose policies will never let you be free. You are destined to be dependent on government handouts forever unless you choose to be free. Take charge of your own futures, use your heads.

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East Carolina decided to eliminate all of its tennis and swimming and diving programs, but the process involved almost all Pirate teams being evaluated financially and for future sustainability.

A noted local outdoor television producer and conservationist hopes a lawsuit set to be filed in less than 60 days will start a conversation to help push large fishing trawlers out of the Pamlico Sound and back into the ocean.

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Greenville Little Leagues commissioner Brian Weingartz tweeted recently a photo of pristine grass and dirt on the infield of youth baseball gem Elm Street Park with the comment: “Longest preseason ever.”

Speaking about decisions intertwined with COVID-19 effects and bleak East Carolina athletics’ future budget projections, the reality of the coronavirus pandemic was further felt on Pirate athletics director Jon Gilbert when forced to describe the process of ECU discontinuing women’s tennis, …

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East Carolina University eliminated all of its swimming and tennis programs on Thursday to compensate for an estimated $10 million financial deficit heightened by COVID-19, officials said.

It’s not difficult to find bad policy examples from government-enacted lockdowns due to coronavirus, yet virtually none are worse than the idea of the federal government bailing out the states.

It is increasingly apparent that President Trump is planning to follow the advice of Dylan Thomas and not “go gentle into that good night.” He is inching toward a justification of staying while losing by declaring the November election illegitimate.

BYH, to the homeowner on Portertown Road who put face masks on their gargoyles. Too funny! If only the citizens of Greenville would follow the gargoyles’ lead.

Bless your hearts Black Americans. You are no longer slaves, you are just owned by the Democrats, whose policies will never let you be free. You are destined to be dependent on government handouts forever unless you choose to be free. Take charge of your own futures, use your heads.