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Hot Weekend/Severe Weather Threat Monday Video included

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A hot weekend ahead.  Severe storms possible by Monday.
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Storm shelters in East critical to saving lives Video included

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For many people in the east, their severe storm plan includes hunkering down in county shelters to protect themselves. More>>

Pitt Co. All-Stars prepare for 12U Babe Ruth World Series Video included

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The Pitt County 12U All-Star softball team is busy on the practice field getting ready for 2014 Babe Ruth World Series. More>>

Tournament of State Champions holds opening ceremony Video included

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It's another magical night over at Elm Street Park as some of the best young baseball players in the country converge in Greenville. Tonight was the opening ceremony for the Tournament of State Champions. More>>

Immigration workshop warns against scammers

Immigration workshop warns against scammers Video included

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The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina" or "AMEXCAN" sponsored a workshop tonight alongside the" N.C. Justice Center" to answer questions about fraud protection and the “Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals” program. More>>

Fayetteville police capture Lenior Co. murder suspect

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Fayetteville police captured a man Friday evening wanted for murder in Lenior County. More>>

Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

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Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers. More>>

New Bern milk plant to have only 30 workers after Sunday

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The Maola Milk plant is scheduled to close its processing operations on Sunday.  More>>

Disappearing Beach: The story of Buxton Beach Video included

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Hatteras Island is a vacation destination for more than a million people a year. More>>

Jamesville NRSBA school set to open its doors next week Video included

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A new high school in the east dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math is set to open its doors next week. More>>

EMS also affected by Vidant Pungo shutdown Video included

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Belhaven mayor Adam O'Neal makes a stop in Fredericksburg, Virginia on his 237-mile walk fighting for rural healthcare. More>>

Beaufort County still working to pick up pieces after April tornado Video included

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Three months after tornadoes ripped through portions of Beaufort County, people are still working to pick up the pieces. More>>

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

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Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future... More>>

Coach Ruff holds his annual fantasy camp Video included

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Have you ever wondered what your favorite Pirates have to do to be successful? It is not easy as we found out today at Coach Ruffin McNeill's Fantasy Camp. More>>

Coast Guard rescues boaters off Bald Head Island

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 10 people after their pontoon boat began taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. More>>

NC man charged with child abuse after spanking

A Jacksonville man is charged by Onslow County authorities with child abuse after they say he spanked a young girl with several objects. More>>

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied. Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied.

A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial. More>>

Pitt County ahead of medicaid app schedule Video included

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Pitt County reports they are seeing the highest productivity levels in the state for processing Medicaid applications on NC Fast. More>>

Man charged in New Bern post office accident

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Police charge a man for crashing into the lobby of a New Bern post office Friday morning. More>>

Wilson police investigate late night shooting

Wilson police identify 7-year-old boy killed after shots fired at home Video included

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Police have identified a 7-year-old killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Wilson. More>>

Three arrested with meth, sawed-off rifle in Kinston

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Three people are facing charges in Kinston after police seized drugs and weapons. More>>

Beaufort fires blamed on Thursday storms, lightning Video included

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Storms with gusty winds, torrential rainfall, and dangerous lightning sparked three fires Thursday afternoon in Carteret County.  More>>

Plans underway to make Neuse Blvd more pedestrian-friendly Video included

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Plans are being developed to make Neuse Boulevard in New Bern more walker-friendly. More>>

Riley's Army hosting 4th Annual Ride For Kids Video included

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Happening Saturday, Riley's Army is hosting their 4th Annual Riding For The Kids' Motorcycle Ride. More>>

Belhaven mayor stopping in Fredricksburg as walk to D.C. continues Video included

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Friday, Belhaven mayor Adam O'Neal will be stopping in Fredericksburg, Virginia as part of his 237 mile walk to the nation's capital. More>>

Tideland EMC presents $10K check for tornado disaster relief Video included

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Tideland EMC has stepped up to help out with disaster relief efforts following April tornadoes. More>>

2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher Video included

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A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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UNC inviting ex-athletes back to complete degrees

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North Carolina is inviting former athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.
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Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas

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Millions of dollars in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in South Carolina and North Carolina from companies the government says spent too much of premium dollars on profits and red tape last year.
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Almost 90 students receiving degrees from Miller-Motte College in Greenville Video included

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Almost 90 students will receive their degrees and diplomas from Miller-Motte College in Greenville on Friday.The commencement ceremony is being held at the Greenville Convention Center at 6:00 p.m.North Carolina Senator, Don Davis, will deliver the commencement address. Senator Davis represents the fifth district which consists of Greene County along with parts of Pitt, Wayne, and Lenoir Counties as well.Miller-Motte College originally formed in Wilmington in 1916 and primarily offers Associa... More>>

Federal judge denies new trial for MacDonald

Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied. Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied.
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A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. The 70-year-old former Army captain is serving three life sentences in the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife, Colette, and 5-year-old Kimberley and 2-year-old Kristen in their Fort Bragg home. More>>

Panthers to unveil 2014 team, stadium upgrades

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The Carolina Panthers are giving their fans an early treat by holding their annual Fan Fest at their newly renovated home.
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NC College Head Coaches gather for 12th Annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview Video included

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College football season is right around the corner and the anticipation is certainly building towards August 30th. Many of our states best coaches were on hand for the 12th Annual Bill Dooley Chapter Pigskin Preview today in Cary, NC. More>>

Greenville police asking for public's help in assault case

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Greenville Police are taking to social media in an assault investigation Thursday. More>>

2 charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

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A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two men face multiple charges in the incident. More>>

Public hearing held on Tar River Legacy Plan Video included

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The Tar River is a vital artery, spanning much of Eastern North Carolina, but it's hardly used, but the city is making plans to make better use of it. More>>

Innovator's Academy wraps up in Pitt County Video included

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Two weeks of hard work wrapped up for sixth and seventh grade students wishing to be innovators. More>>

Ayden flooding leads to resident's disgust Video included

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The high water on Winchester Drive in Ayden may be something kids look forward to playing in, but those who live here are sick of it. More>>

Community Crossroads: Greenville Video included

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Greenville is the cultural, educational, medical, and economic center of eastern North Carolina, and if you didn't know it, it's the 13th largest city in the state. More>>

NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.

The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds. More>>

Proposed Pitt County charter school waits for Sept. decision Video included

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A new charter school is now just one step away from opening in Pitt County. More>>

Suspect identified in Dover vehicle theft

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Deputies say they've identified the suspect in a Dover motor vehicle theft.  More>>

Local students artwork on display attracts thousands Video included

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The artwork of 300 local students is getting the attention of thousands. More>>

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

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The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. More>>

Washington police arrest 4 on drug charges

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Police have arrested four men on drug charges. More>>

Lightning strike zaps power for some GUC customers

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A lightning strike left about 2,400 Greenville Utilities customers in the dark. More>>

Police investigate vehicle break-ins at Vidant Medical Center Video included

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Vidant Company Police investigate several vehicle break-ins on the Vidant Medical Center campus. More>>

Man in custody in connection to Jacksonville shooting death Video included

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Police now have a man in custody in connection to a shooting death investigation.
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It's Cousins Day!

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It's Cousins Day! Most everyone remembers those fun times at the grandparent’s house, spending hours playing with cousins. More>>

Kinston police investigating shots fired into home

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Kinston police are investigating a report of shots fired into a home. More>>

Newport parents jailed on child abuse charges

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Two Newport parents are behind bars, accused of child abuse. More>>

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years. More>>

McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

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McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China. More>>

Gorillas to stay at NC Zoo Video included

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The NC Zoo says it will be keeping its gorilla exhibit.
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Onslow County United Way to receive $35,000 grant Thursday Video included

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The United Way of Onslow County says it will receive at $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation Thursday. More>>

Emerald Isle Police Department Hosts: "Coffee with a cop"

Emerald Isle Police Department Hosts: "Coffee with a cop" Video included

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Police in Emerald Isle offer a chance to meet with local officers and discuss community issues

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Air Algerie plane with 116 on board falls off radar

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An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar. More>>

ECU Autism Center receives crucial $1M grant Video included

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East Carolina University received an anonymous $1 million gift for its Family Autism Center to expand its services. More>>

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check Video included

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Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form. More>>

Representatives to put pressure on states to expand Medicaid

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One North Carolina representative forms a "State Medicaid Expansion Caucus." More>>

Ayden Police investigating shooting

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Ayden Police say a gunshot victim took himself to Vidant Medical Center Wednesday evening. More>>

NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed Video included

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

Pitt County parks host photo contest Video included

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Join Pitt County Community Schools and Recreation (PCCSR) in collaboration with the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in celebration of Parks and Recreation Month. More>>

Missing teens, how they make the news Video included

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Sometimes cases are classic runaways and sometimes teens truly find themselves in dangerous situations. This is when police or family members solicit the media’s help; but with great power comes great responsibility in how and when we report the cases. More>>

Restaurants celebrate national hot dog day Video included

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July 23rd marks national hot dog day. More>>

The changing dangers of cyber security Video included

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Laptops and cell phones are something many can't go a day without using. More>>

Greenville park home to Little Free Library Video included

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One park in Greenville is home to a global library effort called the Little Free Library.   More>>

Taking precautions against new mosquito virus Video included

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The types of mosquito that can potentially carry the Chikungunya virus are common in eastern North Carolina.   More>>

First time miliary parents enrolling in baby boot camp Video included

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In Onslow County, statistics show there's a high number of infant deaths; at least 3 babies died there in the last 3 months alone. More>>

Shemar Moore to return to 'Young and Restless'

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Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on "The Young and the Restless." More>>

Former Kinston representative Stephen LaRoque gets another trial delay

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Former Representative Stephen Laroque gets another trial delay. This time his retrial has been pushed from October to February 2, 2015.  More>>

Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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New Bern Safety Fair

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the 9 On Your Side Safety Fair in New Bern! More>>

Longer session tests Tillis, US Senate race

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U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis had hoped this year's North Carolina legislative session would be over by now. But the budget is over three weeks late and hopes of a July 4 end date are a distant memory.The lingering session means Tillis has had to split his time between negotiating in Raleigh as House speaker while running for the Senate. More>>

Tropical depression in Atlantic weakens to tropical wave

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A tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave.  More>>

Seven Marines, Sailor awarded Purple Heart Video included

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Members of the military were awarded for their service Wednesday.


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Onslow County teacher honored for STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Marshall Smith is a fifteen year educator, coach and now he’s 9 On Your Side’s STEM Teacher of the month. More>>

Officers seize 3 pounds of pot from Lenoir County home

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Multiple law enforcment agencies arrested a man and a woman on Tuesday after finding more than three pounds of marijuana in side their home in Kinston. More>>

Missing teen located in Bayboro

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The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says they've found a missing juvenile.  More>>

Warrant out for suspect in armed robbery of Jacksonville internet café

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Deputies say a warrant has now been issued for 21-year-old Deontre Randall. More>>

Pitt County deputies make narcotics arrest

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Deputies in Pitt County have charged a man with Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation. More>>

Mother and son held at gun point, robbed in home Video included

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A mother and son were held at gun point in their home when it was robbed late Tuesday night.
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Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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Is minimum wage enough? Video included

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The push for a higher minimum wage gets a boost from a nationwide campaign. It is called, “Live the Wage.” In the span of a week, elected officials and community leaders vow to live off $77. More>>

Greenville "Superblock" to bring $200 million to city tax base Video included

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As the first of several new businesses open in Greenville's "Superblock," local business owners are expecting the project to bring jobs and millions to the city's tax base. More>>

Special honor for troubled state crime lab

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North Carolina’s crime lab is now the only system in the country to obtain dual international accreditation.   More>>

McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

New group forms in fight to get Vidant Pungo Hospital re-opened Video included

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It's now been 3 weeks since Vidant Pungo Hospital shut its doors. More>>

Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus Video included

Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. More>>

Pitt County deputies charge men in sweepstakes bust

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Deputies say they've charged three men in a Pitt County sweepstakes bust. More>>

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River Video included

North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February. More>>

New Bern police looking for runaway

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Police in New Bern need the public’s help to find a runaway juvenile. More>>

Columbia men charged in Monday robbery

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Deputies say they’ve arrested two men for robbing a man at a Columbia intersection. More>>

East Carolina Athletics, WNCT-TV Announce Television Partnership Video included

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The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner IMG College, have agreed to terms with WNCT-TV on a three-year contract which will re-establish a broadcast relationship dating back to 1989 and enable the region's CBS affiliate to regain its standing as the "Official Station of the Pirates." More>>

SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title Video included

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Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park. More>>

Red Cross in urgent need of blood donors Video included

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The American Red Cross reports blood donations are down approximately 8% over the last 11 weeks. More>>

Greenville attorney found guilty of 35 misconduct violations

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David Sutton went before the North Carolina State Bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission.  More>>

Two people arrested multiple drug offenses in Beaufort County

Richard Brown and Brandi McMillen were arrested in Beaufort County for multiple drug offenses. Richard Brown and Brandi McMillen were arrested in Beaufort County for multiple drug offenses.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a man and a woman on Friday for multiple drug crimes. The sheriff's office said Brandi McMillen, 39, and Richard Brown, 40, were arrested after selling investigators Oxycodone following an investigation. More>>

Beaufort County man arrested for selling cocaine to undercover deputies

Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego was arrested for selling cocaine. Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego was arrested for selling cocaine.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested a man on Monday for attempting to sell cocaine. The sheriff's office said Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego, sold cocaine to investigators. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Beaufort County man arrested for trafficking opiates

Christopher George Furman of Blounts Creek is arrested by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office for trafficking opiates. Christopher George Furman of Blounts Creek is arrested by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office for trafficking opiates.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a man for trafficking opiates on Friday. The sheriff's office arrested Christopher Furman, 42, of Blounts Creek after serving him with warrants following a traffic stop. More>>

Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds Video included

A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job. More>>

Carteret couple charged after stabbing each other during fight

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A Carteret County couple is facing charges after deputies say the two stabbed each other during a fight. More>>

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