On the same day that Pitt County’s Board of Commissioners heard a request for $24 million to add elementary school classroom space, the Board of Education was asked to consider getting rid of modular units that are more than 50 years old.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly session begins in earnest today with Republican majorities still in place after the November election. And reelected Gov. Roy Cooper still has enough Democratic allies there to uphold his vetoes when they’re united.

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Like many other college baseball pitching coaches at this point in the preseason, East Carolina’s Jason Dietrich is excited about the blend of talent and experience within ECU’s pitching staff.

Former Sam Houston State defensive line coach and Western Michigan defensive coordinator Tim Daoust was officially added to the East Carolina football staff Monday. He was tabbed to coach the Pirate defensive ends and outside linebackers, and serve as special teams coordinator.

As East Carolina basketball fill-in head coach Steve Roccaforte was describing Sunday how the Pirates navigated the last few weeks amid COVID-19 protocols, postponed games and a lack of practices, Roccaforte naturally thought back to the 2020 American Athletic Conference tournament that was …

PINEHURST — The Country Club of North Carolina announced last week a new partnership with PGA Tour pro and East Carolina alum Harold Varner III as a CCNC Ambassador.

Almost 11 months to the day after Sen. Richard Burr made a series of controversial stock transactions raising questions of potential inappropriate use of insider information — and hours before Donald Trump’s term as president was ending — the FBI said it was closing an investigation into the…

A big high five to those who dispose of their used COVID masks properly, and shame on those who do not as this imposes an unsanitary nuisance for the general public on our streets and parking lots. Please let’s keep North Carolina green and clean. Yay!

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Actor Ben Affleck once explained why he found it difficult to watch Republican actors on screen. “It’s ... hard,” explained Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief. ... When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, o…

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Actor Ben Affleck once explained why he found it difficult to watch Republican actors on screen. “It’s ... hard,” explained Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief. ... When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, o…

Neon lights, swivel stools, Formica tables, dreamy Elvis Presley lyrics piped out of speakers and the hiss and whine of French fries cooking in hot oil. A huddle of boys laugh and smile while sipping orangeades and reminiscing about the baseball game and who cracked one out of the park. A ne…

I was tempted to call this article “The Girl and the Pig,” because I am hooked on bacon. More specifically, I am hooked on my own home-cured bacon. Prompted by a whole lot of time on my hands thanks to sheltering in place, as well as an affinity for charcuterie, I decided to have a go and cu…

Even while wearing our face coverings some of us have managed to eat more than we need, in part out of stress. So, be physically active, eat healthy — and try not to eat too much. Don’t dwell on it but if you are stress eating, ask yourself why and what you can change.

The late year 2020 was a face-off year. 2021 begins likewise. We turned off our faces, tucking them away behind paper and fabric. We have steadily grown grim about the mouth and hide our scowls behind masks. It is, as Herman Melville put it, time to quietly take to the ship. Come, sail away …

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly session begins in earnest today with Republican majorities still in place after the November election. And reelected Gov. Roy Cooper still has enough Democratic allies there to uphold his vetoes when they’re united.

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FULTONDALE, Ala. (AP) — A terrifying nighttime tornado that blasted through suburban Birmingham, trapping entire families in the remnants of shattered homes and killing a teenager sheltering in his basement, left a trail of destruction Tuesday that stunned even longtime residents used to Ala…

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Leaders of a protest movement sought Wednesday to distance themselves from a day of violence when thousands of farmers stormed India's historic Red Fort, the most dramatic moment in two months of demonstrations that have grown into a major challenge of Prime Minister Narendr…