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    The food desert problem Video included

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    With so much water around the area, it's hard to believe that many areas in Eastern Carolina are food deserts. More>>

    Business owners stood up by committee Video included

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    Business owners are frustrated after the Greenville Board of Adjustment postpones a meeting yet again. More>>

    New Bern's new signs Video included

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    The City Of New Bern approves a $140,000 dollar contract for new downtown signs.  More>>

    NC early voting begins for May 6 primary election Video included

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    Polls open in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina. More>>

    Onslow deputies search pond in homicide investigation Video included

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    Deputies in Onslow County are looking for the murder weapon used in the county's first homicide of the year. More>>

    Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

    Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum... More>>

    Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. More>>

    McCrory attends Asheville festival amid protests

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appeared at an Asheville music festival despite initial indications that he would skip the event. More>>

    Operation Slow Down a success

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    Across North Carolina, State highway patrol troopers found over 16,000 violations this past holiday weekend. Troopers were out in force for operation slow down. The initiative tied into the Governor's Highway Safety Program's no need to speed. Troopers caught nearly 7,000 speeders across our state. The next highest violations dealt with registrations. In Eastern North Carolina (counties north of Jones) speeding t... More>>

    Three men arrested after shots fired in Kinston

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    Three men are facing charges after shots were fired in Kinston Thursday. More>>

    Greenville reigning in placement of campaign signs Video included

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    As the May primary approaches, Greenville code enforcement is reigning in candidates, placing campaign signs on public property. More>>

    Greenville one step closer to building Transportation Activity Center Video included

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    Greenville is one step closer to building its new bus transfer hub. More>>

    911 Call: Beaufort officer accused of assaulting 10 year old step-daughter Video included

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    A Beaufort Police officer is accused of misdemeanor assault on a child. More>>

    9 On Your Side hosting Shred-A-Thon in Kinston

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    9 On Your Side is helping folks protect your identity.On April 30 in Kinston, we will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Walmart on Vernon Avenue. More>>

    Rocky Mount police investigating motel death

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    Rocky Mount police are investigating a death. More>>

    Update: Medical issue killed Dare County cab driver Video included

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    A medical issue caused the injuries that killed a Dare County cab driver. More>>

    Greenville store owner in national spotlight for offering healthy alternatives

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    A local store owner gets national attention for providing healthy alternatives. More>>

    Roanoke Rapids woman wins $500 a week for life! prize

    Lottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prize Lottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prize
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    A Roanoke Rapids woman says she plans to purchase a new home and take some vacations after winning the top prize in the lottery’s $500 a week for Life! game. More>>

    Kiwanis pancake fundraiser supports The Boys and Girls Club Video included

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    A Greenville service group is raising money by serving up some tasty breakfast foods. More>>

    Man charged with DWI in Onslow Co. fatal accident Video included

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    One man has been charged after a fatal accident in Onslow County. More>>

    Wayne Co. man arrested on heroin charges

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    A Goldsboro man has been arrested for selling heroin in Wayne County. More>>

    North Carolina Zoo gets environmental distinction

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    The North Carolina Zoo, in Asheboro, NC, got a big honor for its environmental efforts.
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    Gaston County restaurant owner faces drug charges

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    Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers.
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    NC strawberry growers expect strong season

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    North Carolina strawberry growers are expecting a strong season despite the late spell of cold weather.
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    State Center for Financial Literacy to provide education for public schools Video included

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    The North Carolina Banker’s Association is announcing the creation of the State Center for Financial Literacy Thursday, April 24th.
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    Columbus' ship replicas to dock at Morehead City

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    Members of the news media can take a look at two replicas of Christopher Columbus' sailing ships in advance of the public taking tours.
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    Beaufort Co. Community College breaks ground on walking trail

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    A new walking trail is in the works for Eastern North Carolina. Beaufort County Community College broke ground this week on a new walking trail, giving the community a place to exercise and enjoy nature.
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    What are your rights as a citizen journalist? Video included

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    9 is on your side letting you know your rights as a citizen journalist.  More>>

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

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    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>

    Camp Lejeune Toxic Water: How Supreme Court could help or hurt victims Video included

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    The Supreme Court heard arguments today from an Electronic Manufacturer in Asheville and those who say they're sick from that company polluting the land. More>>

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

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    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>

    Deputies investigate car vandalism Video included

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    Brenda Harris says her Chrysler 300 show car was vandalized Monday. More>>

    Abandoned houses a problem for neighbors Video included

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    A Greene County woman living next to an abandoned house came to us with questions. 9 went digging for the answers.
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    NC DOT replacing traffic lights on U.S. 70 in Havelock Thursday

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    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be replacing traffic signal heads at the intersections of U.S. 70 andCatawba Road and U.S. 70 and Greenfield Heights Boulevard.The town of Havelock said DOT will start around 10 a.m. on Thursday. More>>

    Deputy caught on controversial cell phone video to get training Video included

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    The Onslow County sheriff has addressed a controversial YouTube video that was published, showing one of his deputies handcuffing a man last Saturday. More>>

    Swansboro students learn driving safety with simulators

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    Its prom season across the east and one of the biggest reminders for students is to arrive at their celebration alive, by staying safe behind the wheel. More>>

    Hero soldier recounts details of deadly attack

    Gov. McCrory congratulates former Sgt. Kyle White Gov. McCrory congratulates former Sgt. Kyle White

    For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning. More>>

    NC judge to rule against teacher tenure state law Video included

    A Guilford County judge is backing two school districts fighting a North Carolina law that phases out job protections for public school teachers in favor of employment contracts. More>>

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    • Phelps tries sprinting in 2nd event of comeback

      Phelps tries sprinting in 2nd event of comeback

      Friday, April 25 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:14:57 GMT
      Michael Phelps is going short, really short, in the second event of his comeback.
      Michael Phelps is going short, really short, in the second event of his comeback.
    • Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

      Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:47 GMT
      Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in...
      Chris Paul pounded his chest and shouted toward the Golden State Warriors' bench. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan high-fived, and the Los Angeles Clippers soaked in the silence of the once-roaring, gold-shirt wearing...
    • Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

      Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:36 GMT
      President Barack Obama's visit to South Korea is being tinged by the nation's mourning over this month's ferry disaster.
      President Barack Obama is sitting down with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, whose attention is unavoidably split between her economic agenda with Obama and the unfolding aftermath of a tragic ferry disaster.
    • S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

      S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:31 GMT
      The Standard & Poor's credit agency has cut Russia's credit rating from BBB to BBB-, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
      The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, citing the capital flight and risk to investment in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
    • Analysis: Beyond Kerry, seeking new Mideast ideas

      Analysis: Beyond Kerry, seeking new Mideast ideas

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:35:27 GMT
      Nine months of U.S.-driven diplomacy have left Israelis and Palestinians less hopeful than ever about a comprehensive peace agreement to end their century of conflict. Although a formula may yet be found to somehow...
      Nine months of U.S.-driven diplomacy have left Israelis and Palestinians less hopeful than ever about a comprehensive peace agreement to end their century of conflict. Although a formula may yet be found to somehow prolong...
    • Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

      Fury, cargo questions surround sunken SKorea ferry

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:04:57 GMT
      Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183...
      Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol held the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief overnight, angry about the pace of divers who have recovered 183 bodies...
    • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      Friday, April 25 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:16:47 GMT
      President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
      President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
    • Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

      Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

      Friday, April 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:45:07 GMT
      Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.
      The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.
    • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

      Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

      Friday, April 25 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:44:52 GMT
      The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.
      The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.
    • APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group

      APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group

      Friday, April 25 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:24:56 GMT
      Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned.
      Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned.
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    • Get up and get going with 'Couch to 5K' program

      Get up and get going with 'Couch to 5K' program

      Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:55:20 GMT
      We don't have a lot of sports going on locally tonight but that doesn't mean people aren't out being active. If you're looking for motivation to get up and get going, look no further than the 'Couch to 5K' program.
      We don't have a lot of sports going on locally tonight but that doesn't mean people aren't out being active. If you're looking for motivation to get up and get going, look no further than the 'Couch to 5K' program.
    • Pitt CC prepares for the Region X Conference Tournament

      Pitt CC prepares for the Region X Conference Tournament

      Thursday, April 24 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:08:13 GMT
      The Pitt Community College Softball team is 25-5 this season and is now ranked 20th among the nations division one junior colleges. They go to Louisburg this weekend as the number one seed in the Region X Tournament.
      The Pitt Community College Softball team is 25-5 this season and is now ranked 20th among the nations division one junior colleges. They go to Louisburg this weekend as the number one seed in the Region X Tournament.
    • Hoffman to miss two starts with arm soreness

      Hoffman to miss two starts with arm soreness

      Thursday, April 24 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:51:23 GMT
      Pirate pitcher Jeff Hoffman will miss his next two starts with a sore arm.
      Pirate pitcher Jeff Hoffman will miss his next two starts with a sore arm.
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    • Man found shot in Raleigh apartment

      Man found shot in Raleigh apartment

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:33:21 GMT
      Raleigh police said a 35-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after being found in an apartment with gunshot wounds.
      Raleigh police said a 35-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after being found in an apartment with gunshot wounds.
    • Raleigh couple thanks March of Dimes for son's survival

      Raleigh couple thanks March of Dimes for son's survival

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:31:17 GMT
      Caron and Nicholas Hodges were not expecting their son Carter to be born when Caron was just 30 weeks pregnant.
      Caron and Nicholas Hodges were not expecting their son Carter to be born when Caron was just 30 weeks pregnant.
    • Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

      Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

      A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father is set to have a bond hearing in federal court in Atlanta.
      A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
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    • Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

      Yurok Tribe to release condors in California

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:54:28 GMT
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to...
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Yurok tribal tradition holds the California condor as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers.
    • Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

      Scientists want to breed fish to be better biters

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:45 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:45:50 GMT
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead,...
      By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press In a lifetime of fishing for winter steelhead on Oregon's Alsea River, Stan Steele has seen it get harder and harder to hook into hatchery-bred fish. Instead, he has...
    • Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future

      Cover Oregon board to decide exchange's future

      Friday, April 25 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-25 06:24:59 GMT
      Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.
      Oregon is set to make a final decision on whether to become the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.
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    • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:29 GMT
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:21 GMT
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
    • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:20 GMT
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...
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