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Live red-zone sequences and continual work on special teams were highlights from East Carolina football practice Tuesday as the Pirates prepare for a full weekend scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.


Former East Carolina basketball star Jayden Gardner made his next destination official Monday night when he tweeted he had committed to Virginia.

Memphis’ Hunter Goodman is one of the most feared hitters in the American Athletic Conference, and he totaled three RBIs during Saturday’s game at Clark-LeClair Stadium, but East Carolina’s plethora of pitchers held him without a home run for the entire series and to zero RBIs in three of th…

A hopeful pass lofted by No. 1 quarterback Holton Ahlers was caught by a leaping C.J. Johnson in impressive fashion in the back of a Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium end zone Sunday near the end of East Carolina football practice, which was one of the positive signs for the Pirate offense.


A baseball pitchers' duel Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium that began with starters Tyler Smith (East Carolina) and Chris Durham (Memphis) each with stellar outings still ended as a 7-1 ECU win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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It’s been almost four years since North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders capitulated to global economic pressure and effectively admitted the error of their ways by agreeing to repeal the infamous anti-transgender law known as House Bill 2.

One problem with government emergency actions is that the political class never wants them to end. Witness the Biden Administration’s extension of the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, which by now are creating more trouble than they’re worth.

Bless you heart to the kind and honest person who turned in my dropped book of checks to the worker at the Winterville post office. They made sure it was put in my box. Your note indicated you would hope someone would do the same for you, and I hope so too! You did not identify yourself so I…

I frequently drive up Charles Boulevard and hang a left onto 14th Street. That allows me to follow the progress of the construction of the massive Jolly Roger apartment complex. And I always wonder, “Who is going to move in?”

Javier Castillo’s letter to the editor published in the expanded April 11-12 edition of the paper about “Latinx” says that “If your chromosomes are XX or XY you will remain a male or a female for the rest of your life, therefore you will be a Latino or Latina.”

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Breakfast for many is the most important meal, a chance to fill up with delicious food to get through the day. Villa Verde Dos, located at 2247 W. Arlington Blvd. next to Vidant Medical Center, is Greenville’s newest morning filling station. We all know and love Villa Verde for lunch or dinn…

Water: it shows us the great irony of the word “value.” Heavy water that is used in nuclear reactors is valuable because it can be worth over $380 for 100 milliliters. A gallon of drinking water is a great value when you can get it at a superstore for 60 cents. Value can mean it’s expensive,…

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it has increased the reward being offered for information in connection with the deaths of three women found within a four-block radius of a North Carolina city four years ago.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.

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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House.

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he charged a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.

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SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen from the w…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site.

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching a…