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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Superheroes unite to promote reading Video included

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Two Pitt County School art teachers are teaming up with a dynamic duo of superheroes, all in an effort to get students excited about reading.
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Fire intentionally set at Greenville duplex

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Emergency response crews responded to a fire at 1213 Clark Street, Unit B early Wednesday morning. More>>

Greenville Police, DEA holding prescription pill take-back

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The Greenville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency are partnering together to give the public an opportunity to get rid of potentially dangerous, and unwanted prescription drugs.
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Two eastern cities rank in top "50 Safest Cities in NC"

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Two cities in the east are among the top “50 Safest Cities in North Carolina.”
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Fire and Rescue Citizen's Academy

Fire and Rescue Citizen's Academy Video included

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The Citizens' Academy gives residents the opportunity to tour city facilities and learn how they operate. More>>

Greenville Police hosting a prescription pill drop off

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Greenville Police are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help cut down on prescription pill abuse. More>>

Boys and Girls Club celebrate Earth Day

Boys and Girls Club celebrate Earth Day Video included

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It was a gorgeous afternoon to get outside and celebrate Mother Earth.
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Police seize several pounds of drugs in Greenville arrest Video included

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The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force and DEA arrested a Raleigh man with more than 454 grams of "Molly" and two pounds of high grade marijuana following a traffic stop on April 16. More>>

Greenville police looking for property damage suspect

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Greenville police asking for the public's help in identifying the man they say punctured tires and destroyed property over the weekend. More>>

Push for a human relations council gets another delay Video included

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Pitt County Commissioners decide to delay a vote on approving a new human relations council until they have more research. More>>

Leo Jenkins Cancer Center a award recipient and finalist for Livestrong grant Video included

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The Leo Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville is calling on you to help score a major grant. More>>

Update: No weapon used in robbery on ECU campus Video included

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 ECU Police are still searching for three individuals involved in an early morning robbery of a student on campus.
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Controversy over school reward program Video included

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Rewarding students in school isn't new. However, the way some schools are going about doing it have concerned some parents and grandparents. More>>

Update: Suspect identified in Subway Restaurant robbery Video included

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One man is in custody after he attempted to rob a Greenville Subway restaurant Saturday night.
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Update: 4th suspect identified in Greenville's first homicide of 2014 Video included

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The Greenville Police Department charged a fourth man in connection to a homicide near Rosemont Drive. More>>

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Pitt Co. Video included

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A traffic stop landed a man behind bars in Pitt County.
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Pitt County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help DWI case backlog Video included

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office hopes a new grant will cut down the wait time for driving while impaired cases slated for trial.
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Man dies in tractor accident in Pitt County

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Authorities have identified the man who died in a tractor accident east of Greenville Thursday evening. More>>

Local runners to participate in the Boston Marathon Video included

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Several runners in the East will make their way up to Boston to run in the first Boston Marathon since the bombings last year. More>>

Food distribution helps families on Good Friday Video included

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The Church Outreach Network distributed food in West Greenville Friday morning.
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Update: 2 arrested in Ayden shootings, 3rd suspect sought Video included

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Two men are in jail this afternoon charged in a pair of shootings Wednesday night. More>>

Greenville looking to expand affordable housing options Video included

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The City of Greenville is looking to expand its affordable housing options. More>>

Pet Food Pantry may lose location Video included

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Helping families with pets find themselves in tough times is the mission of the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina, yet they've just hit a major road block.
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Community college math course holds some back Video included

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Some community college students across the East are afraid they won't get their degree all because of one 4-week math course. More>>

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

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Easter bonnets and controlling the pet population collide in tonight's community's spotlight. More>>

Pitt Co. Deputies: Need help finding suspect

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Pitt County deputies are looking for Mason Warren after he escaped arrest Monday night. More>>

Three years later, a look back at the 2011 tornado outbreak Video included

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Wednesday is the anniversary of a day many here in the east will never forget. More>>

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. More>>

Groups aim to combat child abuse Video included

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Child abuse affects hundreds of children in Eastern Carolina every year. More>>

Non-emergency calls tie up 911 lines

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In the case of an emergency, when you call 911, the first voice you hear in a dispatcher.
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Residents tied up, robbed in Winterville home invasion Video included

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Winterville Police are investigating a late night home invasion. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2631 Jasmine Drive. More>>

Former Greenville patrol officer arrested Video included

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The Greenville Police Department arrested and charged a former patrol officer Tuesday following the investigation of a case he was working this year. More>>

Teddy Bear Hospital treats patients at Belvior Elementary Video included

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Kindergarten and first graders at Belvoir Elementary experienced some hands on learning this morning at the school’s ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’.
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Pitt County Senior Games Program celebrating 31st year Video included

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The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games program held its 31st opening ceremonies at Alice F. Keene Park on Tuesday. More>>

Boston Marathon: One Year Later Video included

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On the anniversary we reflect on the 12 seconds that changed the lives of many. Among them, a Greenville woman taking part in the race. More>>

Volunteer EMS worker wins $250,000 in lottery scratch-off game

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A Martin County EMS volunteer from Pitt County wins the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money lottery game. More>>

Celebrating animal control officers Video included

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9 On Your Side says "thank you" to the many animal control officers in Eastern North Carolina as it’s Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. More>>

9OYS helps Strive Program participants dress for success

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9 On Your Side’s Angela Green visited a classroom at the Strive Program in Greenville on Tuesday.
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ECU student picked to join Cisco 'Dream Team' in San Francisco

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An East Carolina University student has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on a “Dream Team” at an international education and training event. More>>

Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game Video included

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The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal. More>>

Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games events begin Tuesday

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Tuesday the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Program kicks off its Local Games. More>>

Police: Known drug dealer tried to run over police personnel

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Greenville Police catch a man after they say he tried to run officers over.  More>>

GPD calls Piratefest a success with no major incidents Video included

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The Greenville Police Department's calling Piratefest a success.
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"Superblock" changing face of Uptown Greenville Video included

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The look and feel of Uptown Greenville is changing.
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First appearances for students arrested in shooting outside Conley High Video included

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Two students arrested for firing a gun near a Pitt County high school made their first appearances in court Monday morning. More>>

Highway Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers Video included

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeders and texters this week for Operation Slow Down. More>>

"Amanda" text message scam hits Eastern North Carolina Video included

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A new text message scam has reached eastern North Carolina. More>>

Grifton's Shad Festival closes out its 44th year Video included

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The 44th Shad Festival wrapped up on Sunday in Grifton.
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Police arrest two men on felony drug charges Video included

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A special operation initiative by the Bethel Police Department leads to the arrests of two accused drug dealers. More>>

Highway Patrol responds to overturned truck on highway

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to an accident on Highway 264 Sunday evening.
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7th Annual Piratefest wraps up Video included

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On Saturday, the 7th Annual Piratefest wrapped up in Uptown Greenville. More>>

Crime victims sharing stories to push action Video included

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Crime victims tell their stories to Pitt County law enforcement, prosecutors and crime victims advocates who gathered at the Pitt County Courthouse to celebrate National Crime Victims Rights Week. More>>

Center City Unit ensuring extra security in Uptown Greenville Video included

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Piratefest is this weekend in Greenville. And the event is the perfect opportunity for law enforcement to showcase a first of its kind initiative, the Center City Unit. More>>

Winterville woman comes home to active break-in Video included

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We're following a developing story out of Pitt County this afternoon where a woman came home Friday morning to an active break-in. More>>

Deputies continue increased patrols at Pitt County schools Friday Video included

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Investigators say the incident took place near the school and are still searching for the suspects. More>>

Greenville City Council overturns the 4 unrelated rule Video included

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On Thursday night the Greenville City Council voted to overturn the 4 unrelated rule. More>>

House candidate addresses criminal past

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A state house candidate is asking voters to look past his criminal history. More>>

Greenville City Council passes new taxes for sweepstakes machines Video included

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The city council in Greenville passed a new ordinance on Monday to tax sweepstakes parlors.The new taxes will go into effect on July 1st. More>>

"5 gallons of life" program helping save animals Video included

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Animal Control is running a program designed to help families struggling to provide water for their pets. It asked Walmart to donate 50 blue five-gallon pails to help kee animals hydrated. More>>

Stokes man arrested in peanut trailer thefts, deputies looking for trailer's owner

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is asking local farmers to check if they are missing a peanut trailer. More>>

Community reacts after shooting prompts school lockdown Video included

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The chairman of North Carolina's school safety task force and a parent are speaking out on the lockdown incident at D.H. Conley High School. More>>

Pitt County holds Special Olympics Spring Games Video included

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Special athletes in the area showed off their skills with a full day of competition. More>>

Original play about Abraham Lincoln heads to PCC

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Play written by PCC instructor to be performed this weekend.  More>>

Holy Week schedule from Catholic Diocese of Raleigh announced

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Bishop Michael Burbidge will be presiding over several services throughout Holy Week. More>>

Preliminary cost for canine-control ordinance surfaces Video included

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The cost of a canine control ordinance surfaced at Monday’s Pitt County Commissioners meeting and it's a significant increase.  More>>

Greenville Walmart shooting suspect makes court appearance Video included

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The Greenville Walmart shooting suspect made his first in-court appearance Monday morning.
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PCC picks new mascot at bulldog beauty contest Video included

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Runners and bulldogs alike came out for the Bulldog Run and Bulldog Beauty Contest at Pitt Community College Sunday afternoon.
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Crews respond to Greenville apartment fire Video included

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Greenville Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire at Willoughby Park Sunday evening. More>>

Farmville ends payment plans for cemetery fees Video included

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The Town of Farmville votes to end payment plans for cemetery fees.
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An exceptional day to open baseball in Greenville Video included

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It’s was an exceptional day of baseball for some kids and adults with special needs in Pitt County.
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Police respond to overturned car at Greenville mall

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Greenville Police are responding to an accident at the Greenville mall. A car overturned on the exiting road of the mall, near Charles Blvd. 9 On Your Side is working to learn more details and will bring them to you as they become available. More>>

Relay For Life Friday in Pitt County Video included

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The year-long fundraising effort culminates in Pitt County. More>>

Greenville Utilities issue warning for customers

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Greenville Utilities are warning customers to be on the lookout for mailings. More>>

Uptown Greenville kicks off Retail Challenge Video included

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Uptown Greenville is tackling economic development in a unique way. More>>

Multiple cars vandalized in Greenville overnight Video included

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Some neighbors in the Tar River community, just north of ECU's campus, woke up to vandalized cars. More>>

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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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