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SAT changes have some proceeding with caution

With the new SAT rolling out next weekend, students no longer will have to know the meaning of words like perfidious, but they will need to be able to recognize how more common words change with context. Read More

Local chambers unite for unique meeting

WINTERVILLE — Individually, small towns in Pitt County face challenges to attract and keep businesses. Read More

Deadline is Tuesday to apply for Golden LEAF Scholarship

The deadline to apply for a 2016-17 Golden LEAF Scholarship is Tuesday. Read More

Septic system failure raises a stink

A Pitt County man’s attempt to fix a failing septic system got him in deep with state and county officials who say his experience should be a cautionary tale to others who might have similar plumbing problems. Read More

Honoring those who make a difference

A woman recognized Saturday by the Greenville Human Relations Council has spent nearly half a year of her life volunteering at Vidant Medical Center. Read More

Founder: We cannot be silent

The young black man pulled his vehicle into the parking lot as another driver was easing out. Read More

PCC notes: Current students may apply for scholarships

Students can start applying for Pitt Community College Foundation Scholarships starting Tuesday through May 1. Read More

ECU notes: PhD programs advance research in nursing

Many people have a fixed mental image of what modern nursing looks like — one that is based on countless trips to physicians’ offices, clinics and hospitals across a lifetime. “It’s the idea of a compassionate individual, dressed in a white coat or scrubs, delivering care at the bedside in a hospital,” East Carolina University nursing professor Dr. Read More

Congressional voting report

WASHINGTON — Here is how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 26. Read More

Straw polls: Cruz popular among GOP

Donald Trump is in the dumps and Sen. Read More

Workshop brings theater to youth

A princess, an elephant and a giraffe walk into a dressmaker’s shop. Read More

ECU student election produces runoff

A four-way race for ECUs student body leadership ended with no ticket capturing enough votes to win, so students will be returning to the polls in the coming week for a runoff. Read More

Duke celebrates retirement

He is a bench designer, a courtroom renovator and now a retired superior court judge. Read More

Feathered friend on the mend

GRIFTON — A winged traveler ran into some trouble on his way south, but he is doing better now thanks to the help of a local animal lover. Read More

Butterfield honors Brown with speech

A Pitt County congressman used his time on the House floor Thursday to honor a Greenville attorney and judicial candidate who died last week. Read More

Oakmont to host discussion about teen drug addiction

Oakmont Baptist Church on Red Banks Road will host a communitywide discussion about drug addiction among teenagers on Sunday at 6 p.m. Read More

Motorcycle driver dies in wreck

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a fiery crash on Greenville Boulevard near Golden Road, and the driver who turned in front of him is expected to face charges. Read More

Candidates talk priorities at forum

Two Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. discussed their legislative priorities, personal faith and thoughts on immigration during a Thursday night forum at the Pitt County Courthouse. Read More

Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Read More

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters as high as some rooflines swamped one of the country's oldest towns chartered by African-Americans, setting up a daunting rebuilding effort for the second time in less than 20 years. Read More

The Latest: N. Carolina investigates possible coal ash spill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the recovery from Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 6 p.m. Read More

Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Read More

An anxious journey to check on a flooded home, then relief

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Elmer McDonald rolled up his blue jeans and sloshed into the ankle-deep floodwater on his street. Read More

The Latest: Newtown families to appeal gun suit's dismissal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of a lawsuit by Newtown families against rifle maker Remington Arms (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Read More

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Floodwaters as high as some rooflines swamped one of the country's oldest towns chartered by African-Americans, setting up a daunting rebuilding effort for the second time in less than 20 years. Read More

The Latest: 5th death in South Carolina blamed on Matthew

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the recovery from Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Read More

Charlotte police shooting victim finally laid to rest

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The family of a man shot to death by police in North Carolina last month has finally laid him to rest at a church cemetery in South Carolina. Read More

An anxious journey to check on a flooded home, then relief

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Like many of his neighbors, Elmer McDonald was eager to get back to his home to see what was left after Hurricane Matthew. Read More

Full autopsy: Oklahoma State player had an enlarged heart

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State University basketball player who died in July following an outdoor team workout suffered from an enlarged heart and died of natural causes, the state medical examiner's office said Friday. Read More

Full autopsy: Oklahoma State player had an enlarged heart

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State University basketball player who died in July following an outdoor team workout suffered from an enlarged heart and died of natural causes, the state medical examiner's office said Friday. Read More

N Carolina elections worker dismissed after investigation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The State Board of Elections says a voter outreach worker is no longer working at the agency following an investigation into allegations she misrepresented voting rules to the public. Read More

Project on Sassafras Mountain delayed till spring

ANDESON, S.C. (AP) — A project to create a 360-degree view from atop South Carolina's tallest peak will not be completed until next year. Read More

North Carolina murder suspect recaptured after brief escape

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — An inmate charged with first-degree murder who escaped from an Orange County transport van has been recaptured. Read More

Body found by highway in Forsyth County

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Forsyth County sheriff's deputies and police in Greensboro are investigating after a body was found in some woods along U.S. 421. Read More

North Carolina reports first flu death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported its first flu death of the season. Read More

Plymouth native among top firefighters

ATHENS, Ala. — Of the more than 5,000 firefighters in Alabama, Nick Alexander of Athens is one of the “less than one percent” known as a Smoke Diver.

Meeting needs of retirees tough

Arguably the single most vexing problem in investing today is meeting the income needs of retirees. Read More

Economic foundations are solid

It took until January 22 for the stock market to post its first positive week of the year. Read More

Planning for funeral costs

I had an interesting idea and decided to do some research on it for this article. Read More

Convergys may cut 163 jobs

As many as 163 employees could be affected by potential layoffs at Convergys Corp. in Greenville. Read More

Protect personal credit score

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Read More

Growth, appeal focus for economic chief

Greenville’s new economic development manager has a full plate in a city with a tax base limited by its tax-exempt large employers and a community hungry for more commercial development and quality jobs. Read More

Why people go into debt

If debt takes away our choices and we know there is such a thing as bad debt, why are so many people in debt? Read More

Businesses build relationships

Stephanie Winders and her daughter, Annsley, came to Greenville from Goldsboro to be the first customers Saturday at Jenni K. Jewelry in the Arlington Village shopping plaza, but it was no arbitrary decision, they said. Read More

Find ways to live on less

Living on less sounds painful, but done the right way it really isn’t. Read More

Parts of an insurance contract

Analyzing and interpreting your personal or commercial insurance policy is important for understanding the extent to which your insurance company will indemnify you or your business in the event of a loss. Read More

A look at lump-sum payments

Do you have a pension with your current employer or a past employer? Read More

Is it smarter to lease or to buy?

Given all the economic challenges over the past few years, the cost of buying a new vehicle these days can, oftentimes, seem outside the financial means of many people. Read More

Financial health: Why take a loss?

Over the past decade home prices inflated, then corrected, all during a period of unprecedentedly low mortgage rates. Read More

Local bank takes another step

All signs point to a new day for a local bank. Read More

Teach kids to thrive financially

It is something we all learn about at some point in our lives. Read More

What unemployment numbers mean

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released its final revision of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2015. Read More

Young entrepreneurs pitch plans

Young entrepreneurs with ideas that can make a difference in Greenville pitched their plans to a panel of judges at East Carolina University for a chance to win $10,000 in a statewide contest to turn their ideas into reality. Read More

Mayne-lining life into economy

With strong leadership, vision and a deep pool of talent on its shop floor with more on the way, pharmaceutical developer and manufacturer Mayne Pharma has been busy planting strong roots in Pitt County’s fertile life sciences community, company leaders said last week. Read More

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