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A forecast of 3-5 inches of snow and sleet in addition to a coating of ice has spurred closures as officials continue to monitor forecasts.Pitt County Schools has announced that schools will be closed Friday for both students and staff. The day is not scheduled as a remote learning day, a di…

Nearly a dozen streets will be resurfaced while 50 more will undergo preservation work in the near future after the Greenville City Council approved two street repair contracts.

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FARMVILLE — The long-anticipated first girls’ basketball matchup of the season between Farmville Central and North Pitt did not disappoint Wednesday night as the host Jaguars came away with a 69-57 victory.

D.H. Conley used a 10-0 run in the opening quarter and never looked back on its way to a 70-52 victory over visiting New Bern in a key Big Carolina 3A/4A Conference clash Tuesday night.

I write in response to Father Bob Hudak’s Jan. 8 letter requesting research into the “collateral damage” that occurs by inviting a data processing site such as Compute North into our community. My expertise is in the history of human trafficking, not in cryptocurrency. But a connection exist…

BYH. The Agnes Fullilove School building is a beautiful historical building that should be saved and preserved.

Bill Clinton used to say that all elections are about the future. It's true. Voters want to know what candidates will do in office — how they will fix problems — and if they can be trusted to handle the unexpected developments the future brings.

It’s hard to know which is more messed up these days — air transportation, or the Biden Administration. As another case in point, consider the clash between airlines and wireless carriers over 5G.

After a COVID-19 driven timeout last year, March for Life returns this year to Washington, D.C., for the 49th year, noting the anniversary of and support to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision of Jan. 22, 1973. This began the era of legal abortion in the USA.

During these dreary winter days, gardeners yearn for some sign of color to bring indoors to promise that spring is on its way. However, the garden has little to offer in the way of colorful cut flowers for indoor bouquets in January and February.

Hopefully over the recent winter holidays you found some time to take a few walks outside. (It’s a good habit, you know.) Perhaps you’ve even been able to involve yourself in what could affectionately be termed a “botany walk.”

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman said an effort by voters to block his candidacy by citing a constitutional amendment preventing insurrectionists from serving will fail and is part of a scheme to target “America First patriots” who backed former President Donald Trump.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Thursday granted a request from the police chief of a North Carolina city to release body camera video recorded in the aftermath of the shooting death of a Black man by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race.

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