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Snakes slithering into spotlight

Snakes have terrified and mystified cultures around the world for millennia. They have been demonized and deified. Most people and creatures are innately wary of them.

  • Tillis talks to farmers

    AYDEN — Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., visited with area farmers this weekend but found himself answering questions about far more than just agricultural policy.

  • ECU notes: Event honors women

    Ten inspiring women were honored on April 13 in a ceremony at the Murphy Center that celebrated the impacts women have — large and small — on East Carolina University and the world.

  • PCC notes: Ribbon-cutting scheduled

    WINTERVILLE — A little more than a year after construction began on Phase II of the Craig F. Goess Student Center, Pitt Community College has scheduled a ceremony this month to introduce the public to the completed addition.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHB 190 — State Health Plan Modifications: Makes various changes to the laws regarding the State Health Plan including times for disenrolling from the plan.

  • Congressional voting report

    WASHINGTON — Here is how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 17.

Police: College shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay


  • Correction: Bird Flu story

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens.

  • NC high court allows electronic gaming convictions to stand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has allowed two electronic gaming convictions to stand in a decision that authorities say will strengthen their ability to shut down illegal gambling operations.

  • Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in dog attack

    MADISON, N.C. (AP) — A Rockingham County man has surrendered to authorities, who charged him with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who they say was the victim of a dog attack.

  • Lawyer says psychotic episode led to father's killing

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a 23-year-old man charged with killing his father say the son recently changed medicine and had a psychotic episode just before the shooting.

  • NC police: Man made threat calls to college after killing

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina community college closed Friday and will stay closed through Monday after receiving threatening telephone calls that followed a shooting death involving a self-avowed neo-Nazi.

DWI report: Van seized after arrest

The State Highway Patrol seized a 2010 Honda van after an impaired driving suspect was driving with a revoked license from a previous impaired driving charge.

  • Men injured in shooting

    Two men were shot at a club in north Greenville early Saturday, and deputies have warrants out for two suspects, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on April 13 by a Pitt County grand jury.

  • Man mugged at North Campus

    An alert from East Carolina University reported early Saturday that a man was assaulted by three muggers at a bus stop at North Campus Crossing.

  • Crime: Sex offense reported

    The Greenville Police Department is investigating a sex offense that was reported on Thursday.

  • April 18 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 330 fire and EMS calls from April 9-15.

Share food to help fight hunger

It greatly saddens me when I realize that in a country of great wealth, that people still go hungry. In fact, one out of five children in America go hungry and go without more than one meal a day.

  • Low wages overshadow recovery

    As economists point to falling unemployment rates as a sign that the Great Recession is all but over, flattened wages and salaries seem to indicate that the recovery is not quite complete, according to experts and workers in a wide array of careers and professions.

  • System scorches scoring

    Before heading to your favorite restaurant for that big after-church luncheon so popular on Easter, it might be a good idea to first make a stop at the Pitt County government website.

  • Student loan debt on rise

    The news concerning student loans is alarming.

  • Titans of industry at ECU event

    Determined to lead from the front in the development of tomorrow’s business leaders, the East Carolina University College of Business brought on some titans of local industry for the first day of a two-day conference on business leadership The event, the college’s first of its kind, was designed to help prepare COB students for the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment and provide opportunities for interaction with Business Advisory Council members, esteemed alumni, employers, and community members, Dean Stan Eakins said.

  • Tax cut would brew up jobs

    Local craft brewers said proposed legislation to cut taxes on their product will create more jobs and help them brew more beer.

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