A pilot program coming soon in Greenville aims to support minority- and women-owned businesses by helping them secure downtown office and retail space as well as financial assistance and other services.

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Perhaps knowing it would need as much of a leg up as it could get facing UCF’s high-octane offense on Saturday afternoon, the East Carolina football team did everything in its power to create a fast start.

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These three questions were asked in preview coverage of East Carolina’s opening football game against No. 13 UCF.

Scientists and researchers have long failed at inclusiveness in clinical research trials. African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic patients in particular are largely underrepresented in research into drugs and other disease treatments. Overall, African Americans make up about 13% of …

In a few days, we’ll know who President Trump wants to be the next Supreme Court justice. Republicans will praise her qualifications, her intellect, her judicial temperament. Democrats will oppose. There will be an opportunity for a real debate: Should the president’s nominee be confirmed to…

Bless your heart, UNC Board of Governors, for deciding the UNC system president can insert two candidates into a chancellor’s search at the end and one of these must be a finalist. What’s the point of having search committees, spending tons on money on search firms and pretending to involve …

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — unless they are the other side or look, think, believe, act different than us, in…

Dear Short Answers: The house next door is for sale and my wife and I are very concerned that we get the right family — quiet with no little children. The last family had two little terrors who started playing outside (weather permitting) at the crack of dawn every Saturday and Sunday. My wi…

A mother in California seeks her pastor’s opinion on allowing her 15-year-old son to have a smart phone. The boy claims that if he can’t use social media, he will have no friends. Mom is skeptical concerning the claim and afraid of other Internet experiences the youngster might be drawn to i…

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