News Stories

Over 150 years and more, the people and families of Farmville have helped the community survive and thrive, according to a historian helping the town mark its sesquicentennial.

With Thanksgiving here, the Christmas season will swing into high gear with several area activities planned. Here are some highlights:

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Sports Stories

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I have a few things I want to touch on this week so buckle up, we’re gonna go fast.

High Schools

A few weeks ago, Greene Central senior midfielder Nathan Drake said the Rams had enough talent to make a deep run in the state 2A soccer playoffs.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

I spent part of my sports-filled weekend rewatching a basketball matchup between the school I attended and love, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and UNC, the school I have cheered on my whole life. I walked away feeling good about both programs.

The Greene Central girls tennis team saw its season end following an 8-1 loss to Raleigh Charter in the third round of the Class 2A Dual Team Playoffs at home on Monday.

Pitt County produced a champion in cross country during the Class 3A East Regional held Saturday morning in Jacksonville.

Opinion Stories

Although some pundits and grifters may claim otherwise, there’s nothing new about populism. It comes in waves, often but not always in response to sharp economic downturns, and is driven by outrage against the mistakes or misdeeds of political elites.

I originally wanted to headline this article as a question: “Are we skipping Thanksgiving?” The more I thought about it, the more I decided to point out in this writing that we are, indeed, skipping Thanksgiving and we shouldn’t be.

Yes, the Glasgow climate summit is over. Media pundits are busy with post-game analysis: who won, who lost, what are next year’s prospects. But if you are a Christian, or a person of any faith who believes that God created the earth and its intricate, amazing system of nature, set aside the …

Republicans in much of the country enjoyed significant success during the 2021 election cycle. They elected a GOP governor in Virginia, almost elected one in New Jersey, won several important judicial races in Pennsylvania, and even elected their first Republican candidate to local office in…

There are several hugely important items that were left out of the compromise domestic policy plan that President Biden urged Congress to pass before he left for the global climate change summit in Scotland. The list, which if common sense and broadly shared common good thinking had been asc…

You’ve had your eye on a new car and have made logical arguments for why you need it and how it would benefit your life. Problem is, you can’t afford it. A relative, let’s say your uncle, recognizes how this car would really benefit you so he offers to pay 90 percent of the cost if you buy i…

Features Stories

With Thanksgiving here, the Christmas season will swing into high gear with several area activities planned. Here are some highlights:

East Carolina University on Nov. 9 dedicated a new space outside the Main Campus Student Center to honor and recognize the indigenous communities who have been traditional stewards of the land in eastern North Carolina.

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God never intended for his church to turn out the way it is right now. Most of the church are not living by his word.

My husband often uses an illustration that, when cutting a pie, there are those who cut it straight down the middle and take a piece the exact size of the one they give away.

Have you ever felt surrounded by people who aren’t your fans? Who don’t really (drag the word really out like you’re from the South) don’t like you?