New COVID-19 cases in Pitt County continued to climb higher over the last week while vaccine distribution also rose at a steady pace, data from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services showed on Monday.

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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.

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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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East Carolina football coach Mike Houston predicts June will be chaotic for college football recruiting with no days off for coaches, but he also is eager for those aspects of his job.

A bill currently before the legislature, The Government Transparency Act of 2021, would allow public access to the records of public employees who are disciplined, suspended, demoted or fired from their jobs. In the case of dismissal, the bill calls on department heads to set forth “the spec…

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical deposits into the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve for repairing and renovating state buildings, and other accounts, ther…

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical deposits into the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve for repairing and renovating state buildings, and other accounts, ther…

Bless our hearts. Joe has not played golf because he has been too busy doing what Nancy tells him to do and keeping Major from biting anyone else.

With COVID-19 vaccines now becoming more available in the United States, Americans are increasingly hopeful there may be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. However, the fallout and recovery will be with us for a long time to come. Once we can all breathe easier — maybe even without m…

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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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many North Carolina legislators say it's still the right time to seek making daylight saving time permanent in the state, advancing a House measure Tuesday to move clocks up an hour for good if Congress allows it.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has 85,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines it will offer to people who had been scheduled to receive a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, state health officials said in an afternoon news conference.

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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members on Tuesday commenced their biennial efforts to give local school systems more flexibility over when they can hold classes, as a committee passed several school calendar measures.

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of p…

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LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — Sikhs across the United States are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations this week, joining people of other faiths in observing major holidays cautiously this spring as COVID-19 keeps an uneven hold on the country.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen other states are backing Alabama's challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation's once-a-decade head count that determines political power and…

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere.