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Martin County Airport Commissioners were recently presented a 20-year airport plan that W.K. Dickson has been developing, outlining potential airport expansion.

WILLIAMSTON - Martin County officials, employees and interested individuals gathered at Moratoc Park on Tuesday for the county’s annual 2022-2023 Budget Retreat.

Anyone continuing to claim the next cigarette will be his or her last, may qualify for a simple screening that could prevent the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Early Detection Lung Cancer Scans are now available at Martin General Hospital.

(The Center Square) – Unaffiliated voters are the largest voting bloc in North Carolina, and they have no representation on the state or county Board of Elections.

Sports Stories

ECU Baseball

Playing five games in five days is a tough test for any college pitching staff. East Carolina’s exam began with playing two midweek games last week before hosting Liberty for three games over the weekend, including a doubleheader last Saturday.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

It’s March and that means it’s time to write my annual column about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and how I think my UNC squad might fare this year.

The East Carolina women’s basketball team learned of its NCAA Tournament destination on Sunday night as the team gathered to watch the national selection show at TowneBank Tower on ECU’s campus.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

As I write this, the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is underway and you likely already know who won.

BEAR GRASS - The Bear Grass varsity baseball and softball teams took on Columbia at home on Monday, March 7.

Opinion Stories

Lucky Seven with Brandice Hoggard

Baseball season is here, and I am not sure that I am not just as excited or more excited than Gavin is for practice and games to begin.

Writer’s Note: I listened in on a conversation in my study a few days ago. It must have been going on for some time already when I entered the room. I took some notes, in media res, on my yellow legal pad as faithfully as I could.)

Can you believe we’re into March already? A quarter of the year will be gone at the end of the month, but we have a lot to look forward to before that happens.

Food for Thought with John Foley

Over the past month, the Bertie County Commissioners have been exploring the need for affordable housing as have the commissioners in surrounding counties.

The Williamston Police Department made an arrest on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Gerald Lamont Harrison was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver, schedule III controlled substance and mai…

How They Served with Dr. David Streater

This is an American history educational moment of those who made a difference during the Revolutionary War era and how they served our country.

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

When Terry Holland died at 80 on Feb. 26, national news reports set out his distinguished record in glowing detail: successful coaching records at Davidson and the University of Virginia and admirable service as athletic director at both those schools and East Carolina University.

In case you forgot, Friday, March 3 was National Day of Unplugging. I don’t know how you could not remember since it’s always the first Friday in March.

Feature Stories

The work-from-home culture has produced commentary and memes about how happy it has made American dogs. For my dog, Max, the opposite is true. My being at home makes him a nervous wreck.

Williamston Police department conducted a traffic stop on Saturday, March 11 at East Main St. and East Blvd. that lead to the arrest of Sylvester Lee Swain. Swain was charged with warrant service for offense(s) committed in another jurisdiction and felony possession of schedule I controlled …

(StatePoint) Whether you are packing school lunches or hosting a dinner party, you want your fridge and pantry to be stocked with the highest-quality foods for the best value.

Extension Notes with Lisa Smith

Every year nearly 76 million Americans get sick with a foodborne illness. Most suffer from mild symptoms that usually last for several hours to several days. Some foodborne illnesses, however, can be deadly.

ROBERSONVILLE - South Creek Elementary School Principal Nancy Green recently named the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the fourth six-week grading period.