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Citizen tackles suspect in Farmville police chase Video included

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A Farmville resident tackles a suspect trying to flee from police.
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Greenville man shoots dog, charged with animal cruelty Video included

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A Greenville man is behind bars for shooting a dog.
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Hundreds rev their engines for Riley's Army Video included

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Bikers rode through Pitt County to raise money for charity.  More>>

Scammers target Mary Kay consultants Video included

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A new twist on a fake check scam is targeting Mary Kay consultants.
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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 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Ayden Police investigating shooting

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Pitt Commissioners approve merit bonuses for employees

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County Manager Scott Elliott recommended the county use $171,450 in state reimbursements to offer county employees the $150 bonus. More>>

Craven County sees economic stimulus with Minges expansion Video included

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Craven County is getting a major economic stimulus as Minges Bottling Group will build a new, expanded New Bern facility at Craven County Industrial Park. More>>

NC police chiefs in Wilmington for conference

NC police chiefs in Wilmington for conference Video included

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North Carolina police chiefs are down in Wilmington for a conference. More>>

Graduate students hold book drive for Belvoir Elementary School Video included

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East Carolina University graduate students are helping a local elementary school promote literacy.
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The sky is the limit for private UAV users Video included

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With unmanned aerial vehicles becoming more affordable, more people are taking to the skies but what do you need to know before taking flight? More>>

Wildlife officials warn of black bears in the east Video included

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After several recent sightings, NC Wildlife officials are asking people to be on alert for black bears. Sunday a mother bear and her cubs climbed a tree in Winterville. More>>

Greenville man facing statutory rape charges due in court Monday Video included

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A Greenville man is under arrest after the Pitt County Sheriff's Office said he sexually assaulted an underage girl. More>>

Pitt County social clubs hold rally to end violence Video included

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Pitt County community groups and social clubs held a rally Sunday evening at C.M. Eppes Recreational Center demanding an end to violence. More>>

Fighting violence with Day of Love block party Video included

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A community it's in eastern North Carolina is used love to fight violence. On Saturday, dozens of people gathered at the "Day of Love" block party in Greenville. More>>

Fatal wreck near Jamesville

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Highway patrol tells 9 On Your Side a Greenville man died in a wreck in Martin County. More>>

Greenville amends ordinance on private roads Video included

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The city of Greenville is standing up for homeowners living on private roads.This week the Planning and Zoning board amended an ordinance that now requires developers to build roads that meet the standards of public streets.In months prior, the city got a number of requests asking them to assume responsibility of private roads---which they can.But often times, those streets have fallen into disrepair and lack drainage requirements. To ease the financial burden of residents, all new roads, pub... More>>

3 busted in cocaine investigation

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Police say they busted three men in a cocaine investigation. More>>

Greenville police make arrest in Hispanic targeted crimes Video included

Greenville police arrest Jose Olivares Hernandez for a series of robberies targeting Hispanics. Greenville police arrest Jose Olivares Hernandez for a series of robberies targeting Hispanics.
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Greenville police arrested Jose Luis Olivares-Hernandez on robbery charges Thursday evening. More>>

ECU graduate student enrollment declining Video included

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East Carolina University's graduate program leaders are changing how they recruit students as its enrollment numbers decline. More>>

Greenville bond referendum delayed to 2015 Video included

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A Greenville bond referendum to improve city roads and infrastructure was delayed to November 2015. More>>

Deputies: Missing teen from Greenville found

Pitt Co. deputies asking for help to locate Destiny Jackson Pitt Co. deputies asking for help to locate Destiny Jackson
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The Pitt County Sheriff's Department says the public's help led to locating a missing teen.

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Deputies bust sweepstakes cafe in Greenville Video included

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The Pitt County Sheriff's Office seized more than a dozen machines from a sweepstakes cafe in Greenville Thursday afternoon. More>>

STEM labs installed in Pitt Co. Middle Schools Video included

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The labs at E.B. Aycock, C.M. Eppes and Ayden Middle include 12 workstations with computers and other materials that help students learn with hands on activities. More>>

Grifton taking action against sweepstakes parlors Video included

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Grifton is taking action against sweepstakes parlors. More>>

Farmville teen arrested in June salon armed robbery Video included

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 Farmville Police arrest teen in connection with an armed robbery. More>>

Greenville restaurants taking precautions after home invasions Video included

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The Greenville Police Department is urging people to be on-alert after a string of home invasions targeting owners of Asian restaurants. More>>

ECU professor recognized for protein discovery Video included

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An ECU professor is receiving national recognition for a protein she discovered. More>>

Update: Feds deal setback to Chocowinity jail Video included

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The Beaufort County Jail committee met again Wednesday afternoon to discuss plans for the construction of a new jail. More>>

Aquatics and Fitness Center to host Fitness Study

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The City of Greenville’s Aquatics and Fitness Center is looking for Fitness Study participants More>>

Shane Carden Named To Davey O'Brien Award Watch List Video included

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East Carolina senior Shane Carden is one of 39 signal-callers named to the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterbacks Award Watch List according to release by the O’Brien National Selection Committee Wednesday. More>>

Pitt County Arts Council reaches goal

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The Pitt County Arts Council announced Tuesday that they have raised $50,000 in their inaugural United Arts Fund Drive. More>>

Greenville man arrested for stealing copper wire from utility poles

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A Greenville man is facing felony charges after cutting copper wire from utility poles near Piggly Wiggly in Greenville. More>>

4000 lb statue makes its way from Italy to Greenville Video included

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A 4,000 pound statue made its way from Italy for Greenville on Monday. More>>

Storms bring wind damage, scattered power outages

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Some strong storms with gusty and damaging winds moved through eastern Carolina Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Alternative methods available to treat growing PTSD problem Video included

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As PTSD continues to grow, therapists are looking at new ways to treat the problem. More>>

Pitt County homeowners defying national trend Video included

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Pitt County homeowners are bucking a national real estate trend as single-family houses still dominate the local real estate market. More>>

NCDOT: Portion of Askew Road near Farmville closed as part of bridge project Video included

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Work begins Tuesday on a bridge replacement project in Pitt County.
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K-9 units help sheriff solve multiple cases

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Local K-9 units helped local law enforcement solve multiple breaking and entering cases. More>>

App encourages pet exercise while helping homeless animals Video included

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Helping homeless pets is now as easy as taking your dog for a walk thanks to a new mobile phone app. More>>

Pregnancy and exercise: How to help your baby before it's born Video included

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Researchers with East Carolina University say exercising while pregnant may have some very positive effects on your baby well into its development. More>>

Fountain man wanted in weekend shooting

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Deputies are looking for the suspect in a weekend shooting. More>>

Amorous encounter ends in stabbing

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Police say an amorous encounter between a couple ended in a stabbing. More>>

Greenville Police investigating after man shot Sunday night

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One man was taken to the hospital after a late Sunday night shooting, according to Greenville Police. More>>

Victim: "Facebook lottery" scams woman out of hundreds of dollars Video included

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Accepting a friend request could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  More>>

Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient speaks at Greenville church Video included

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People at one Eastern North Carolina church got a special treat Sunday, Hershel “Woody” Williams.
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K-9 Unit finds gun, narcotics in Greenville gutter Video included

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A police K-9 Unit assisted on a case Saturday night in Greenville.
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New food pantry opens in Bethel Video included

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A new food pantry opened in Bethel for those in need of some help. More>>

Schools in limbo while state fights over budget Video included

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 $120 million are at stake for Pitt County Schools. The school board says they are working off last year's budget which lawmakers expect to change drastically.
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Heroin seized in drug bust contained Fentanyl

Heroin seized in drug bust contained Fentanyl Video included

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A deadly combination of fentanyl-laced heroin is now in eastern North Carolina. More>>

Ayden restaurant named top 10 BBQ place in the South Video included

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Skylight Inn in Ayden was listed as one of the top 10 places to barbeque in the South by USA Today. More>>

New Info: SBI, ATF warn of violence against Asian restaurant owners Video included

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There’s new information in the robberies of Asian restaurant owners. More>>

Group protests Israeli attacks on Palestine in Greenville

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A group of citizens took to the street in Greenville to protest the attacks by Israel on the Gaza Strip. More>>

Greenville Police: K9 officer assists in robbery arrest Video included

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Greenville Police say K9 Officer Gauge tracked a breaking and entering/robbery suspect Thursday night. More>>

TEDI BEAR clinic at risk of closing Video included

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On Thursday, the director of the TEDI BEAR clinic confirms the ECU Brody School is considering cutting a third of its funding. More>>

Groups aim to cut down on human sex trafficking in the East Video included

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Human sex trafficking isn't something most would associate with Eastern North Carolina. More>>

Hundreds of jobs could come to Eastern North Carolina Video included

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Three biopharmaceutical companies are considering Eastern North Carolina as a possible location to build manufacturing plants. More>>

Hot car dangers demonstration held Wednesday Video included

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Local law enforcement and fire professionals will be on hand Wednesday to answer questions and provide information on child safety in the summer heat.
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Paralyzed ECU grad ready to be a mom Video included

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An ECU grad paralyzed in a freak accident at her bachelorette party in 2010 is ready to move the next stage of her life – motherhood. More>>

Seen a wild turkey? Tell NC wildlife commission

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If you've seen a wild turkey this summer, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission would like to know about it.
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Deputies arrest three in Ayden armed robbery Video included

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s office tells 9 On Your Side that three suspects have been arrested in an armed robbery that occurred at Reaves Auto Sales in Ayden. More>>

Student fees set to rise at ECU after McCrory bill signing Video included

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Governor Pat McCrory signed off on hundreds of millions of dollars to improve campuses in the UNC system. More>>

Beat the heat without breaking the bank Video included

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On days like today when temperatures are almost in the double digits, we’re all trying to figure out ways to beat the heat. These simple life hacks could help you reduce your bill and save some money which is pretty cool. More>>

Police investigating attempted purse snatching at 10th Street post office Video included

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Police say they're investigating a strong armed robbery in Greenville. More>>

Former ECU player arrested

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A former ECU player is in trouble with the law again. More>>

Pitt County bus inspector named NC's best Video included

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A Pitt County bus inspector has been recognized as the state’s best! More>>

McCrory signs bill authorizing UNC system improvements Video included

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed a bill authorizing approximately $376 million of improvements for six schools in the University of North Carolina system. More>>

9 On Your Side "Shaking it for Riley's Army" Video included

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9 On Your Side headed to the Chick-Fil-A in Winterville supporting Riley's Army. More>>

Clerical error causes paycheck problems for Greenville city workers Video included

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A clerical error leaves 255 Greenville city employees without their paycheck over the Fourth of July weekend.
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Fountain votes to get rid of its Police Department. Video included

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The Town of Fountain unanimously voted to eliminate its Police Department.
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Keeping gas stations compliant Video included

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It's a routine we're all too familiar with, filling up at the pump and we all want to make sure we’re getting what we pay for.  More>>

New charges for man jailed since January for sex offense

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A man in jail since January for sex offense of a child faces new charges. More>>

Pitt County names new DSS Director Video included

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After months of interviews and more than 30 candidates, Jan Elliott was named the new director of DSS Monday morning. More>>

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