Winterville is hoping the third try will be the charm on Thursday when it hosts its first Market on the Square of the season — the first two dates were rained out.

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East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert said Wednesday he has been in daily contact with baseball coach Cliff Godwin and wants him to remain with the Pirates, but he also understands the process for Godwin after the coach was linked late last week to the LSU coaching vacancy.

Pradnya Akula, a junior tennis player at South Central High School, will be competing in the Class 4A Eastern Regional Tournament on Friday at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The East Carolina baseball team’s performance during NCAA super regional weekend would have been good enough at a lot of other places, but not at Vanderbilt. Not against the Commodores’ pitching tandem of Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, who as many predicted, pitched like th…

Ten players will attempt to qualify for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tennis tournaments during East Regional play this weekend.

BYH Ayden Collard Festival Committee and volunteers for having the festival this year. My family and neighbors and children are looking forward to going. Good call for the Embers to perform on Saturday night. Save me a seat at the collard eating contest. Love me some collard greens!

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When U.S. President Joe Biden met with America’s top allies at the G-7 summit in England last week, the primary objective seemed to be to signal-boost the appearance of unity against America’s geopolitical adversaries. The primary bogeyman propped up for use as a rhetorical punching bag was …

About the 2010 Town Common Master Plan, it’s old by 11 years. Things change as time passes. Aged plans must be reconsidered. An honest, citizen-focused City Council will reconsider aged plans because times change. It will do so with an open mind and the voice of the people in its ear.

It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that led to a rapprochement: “It is the conviction of President Nixon that a strong and developing People’s Republic of China poses no threat to any essential U.S. interest,” the national security advis…

Parks became popular places during the pandemic as people tried to promote personal health since we have so few other safe places to walk, run or bike because of unhealthy commercial development and car congestion. Now the city wants to destroy more of nature and develop it for commercial pu…

Parents and grandparents, please, when it is your children’s turn, have them vaccinated for COVID 19. Experts tell us that “long COVID” may have many long-lasting side effects for even those who had a mild case. Protect your children and yourselves. Eat healthily. Be active. Wear your masks …

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In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil and voting rights groups Monday blasted election bills written by North Carolina Republicans and expected on the Senate floor this week, calling them another GOP attempt at voter suppression, especially of minority groups.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and the Biden administration's top environmental official are making stops in several Southern states to promote an intensive White House coronavirus vaccination effort.

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JIUQUAN, China (AP) — State media say a Chinese spaceship carrying a three-person crew has docked with the country's new space station at the start of 3-month mission. The Shenzhou-12 craft connected with the Tianhe space station module about six hours after takeoff Thursday. The crew will c…

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TOKYO (AP) — Public sentiment in Japan has been generally opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, partly based on fears the coronavirus will spike as almost 100,000 people — athletes and others — enter for both events.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.