Greenville City Council and GUC’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Bethel water and sewer systems transfer agreement and capital projects budget during a virtual joint meeting on Monday.

New COVID-19 cases in Pitt County rose for the third straight week as state officials are reporting that key metrics leveled off after several weeks of decline. More than 8,000 county residents meanwhile lined up for a vaccination last week.

A woman has been arrested on charges she attempted to kill three children with a vehicle in her neighborhood near Belvoir, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.

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One of the positives from the No. 9 East Carolina baseball team traveling to Houston last weekend, but not able to play the Cougars because of COVID-19 protocols, was the Pirates did return Saturday and held a productive intrasquad scrimmage the next day at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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A tie for first place for East Carolina’s Dorthea Forbrigd turned into a solo lead by two strokes Monday during the American Athletic Conference women’s golf championships at Pinehurst, where the Pirates also are in contention for the team title.

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GREENVILLE – The harsh reality of having two undefeated teams meet in the first round of the state playoffs is one will continue on and one’s season will end.

Earth Week is upon us. What have we, as a city, done to mitigate the effects of the ever-growing, closely encroaching climate crisis? For years the Greenville City Council has been requesting statistical data regarding greenhouse gas emissions without funding the hiring of an expert to colle…

A true bless your heart to an angel named “Karla” who found my pocketbook in the Food Lion parking lot last week and called me. She had tried several emergency numbers listed in my billfold before she reached me, and she met me at the customer service department to return it. I can’t imagine…

Blood clots in veins that drain blood from the brain can lead to alarming strokelike results. The symptoms can be severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain and shortness of breath.

Simply Francis publishing company recently announced the release of a new book by Greenville resident John Lutz, a retired East Carolina University professor.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The office of North Carolina's Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won't advance a controversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21.

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CHADBOURN, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief who resigned nearly two weeks ago amid an investigation into missing evidence is accused of taking a variety of narcotics, thousands of dollars in cash and firearms from the evidence locker, authorities said.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bipartisan legislative effort to improve the care of pregnant women in North Carolina's prisons and jails will protect the mothers and newborns without diminishing public safety, supporters said Tuesday.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On April 20, 1960, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood at a podium at Fisk University and said he had come to Nashville “not to bring inspiration, but to gain inspiration from the great movement that has taken place in this community.”

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death deliberated for a second day Tuesday in a city skittish over the outcome as President Joe Biden weighed in by saying he believes the case is “overwhelming.”

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The office of North Carolina's Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won't advance a controversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21.

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BEIRUT (AP) — A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said Tuesday, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad.

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LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and recommended a warning be added to the label. But experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine’s bene…

A youth soccer club hoping to welcome its new coach from the United Kingdom to the U.S. has been caught up in a morass of bureaucracy deeper than any Louisiana bayou, according to a federal lawsuit recently filed by the team.