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Adoption event: A Barks in the Park adoption event will be held from noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Greensprings Park, 2500 E. Fifth St. The event will feature available pets from the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Animal Services and Pitt Friends.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

Two of Pitt County Schools’ top graduates speaking at their school commencement ceremonies this month told audiences of thousands that the price they paid to be No. 1 may have been too high.


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After relying on a high-powered offense all season, Truist found itself in an unfamiliar place in Game 1 of the Greenville Little Leagues City Championship Wednesday and Thursday night, as it was shut down at the plate in a 4-1 loss at the hands of Ross Orthodontics.

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Thirty-one local senior athletes representing the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games made the trek to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently to compete in the National Games as part of Team North Carolina.

Truist's Carter York (19) beats Ross Orthodontic shortstop Caleb Jackson (13) to the second base bag as second baseman Graham Albritton (12) looks on during the second inning Friday.

This week marked the delayed arrival of the Emancipation Proclamation into the state of Texas on June 19th, and the freeing of slaves in the Confederacy. It would still take nearly another year for slavery to be outlawed in the United States with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

So, I should move from Winterville to the country to avoid development? How about Chicod? No, with the sewer expansion, Greenville will be annexing it soon enough.

J. Michael Luttig is an orthodox conservative and loyal Republican, appointed to the federal bench by President Bush 41 and often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee. So when he appeared before the Congressional committee investigating the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021, his words of…

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made a decision of rare importance, concerning not a pandemic illness but the country’s leading cause of preventable death: smoking. It is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever — one tha…

“How can I be happy, Dr. Mercer?” a student asked in class during a lecture on the Hebrew Bible book of Ecclesiastes, one of my favorites and an intriguing meditation on the meaning and purpose of life.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade with a 5-3 decision, eliminating the U.S. constitutional right to an abortion prompted the following reaction from state and local elected officials and candidates:

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HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — All four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody, the U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons announced Wednesday.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police were investigating the deaths of at least 21 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday and authorities said most of the victims were minors as young as 13 years old

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday.

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Praise and lament for the overturning of abortion rights filled sacred spaces this weekend as clergy across the U.S. rearranged worship plans or rewrote sermons to provide their religious context -- and competing messages -- about the historic moment.

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Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism.

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine.