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Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores Video included

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Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter More>>

Kinston firefighters Fill the Boot this Labor Day weekend

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Members of the Kinston Fire Department are hitting the streets this Labor Day weekend to collect money for muscular dystrophy. More>>

Greenville Police investigate Subway armed robbery

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Greenville police are investigating an armed robbery at the Subway on Moye Boulevard. More>>

New Atlantic Beach Police Chief takes oath

Jeffery Harvey takes his oath of office as new Atlantic Beach Chief of Police (Aug. 29th). Jeffery Harvey takes his oath of office as new Atlantic Beach Chief of Police (Aug. 29th).
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Jeffery W. Harvey took his oath of office as the new police chief at Friday's farewell luncheon in Atlantic Beach. More>>

Your Labor Day weekend forecast Video included

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A stalled front will linger nearby this weekend.
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Police: Havelock football star faces theft charges Video included

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Havelock High School star wide receiver, Michael Bowman, faces multiple charges for theft. More>>

Radio and paging issues still a problem for Pitt County Fire and EMS Video included

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Several Pitt County Fire and EMS crews will have to wait a little longer to get there radio and pager systems fixed. More>>

Pitt County early college awaits General Assembly approval Video included

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Another high school option for Pitt County students is just a step away from becoming a reality. More>>

ECU home football games a win for the economy Video included

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The countdown is on for ECU's home opening game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. More>>

Helping kids with cancer through free photographer program

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A new program in Greenville will help kids with cancer look past the pain, through the lens of a camera. More>>

Uptown shuttle to provide free transportation to and from ECU football games

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For the second year, Uptown Greenville will be offering a free shuttle to transport people to and from ECU football games. More>>

Firefighter injured responding to Pitt County home fire Video included

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Fire crews responded to an early morning home fire in Pitt County Friday morning that left one firefighter injured.
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New Jersey man extradited to Carteret County on stalking charges

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A New Jersey man arrested by US Marshalls was extradited back to Carteret County Thursday night to face charges. More>>

Beach goers reminded to keep it clean over holiday weekend Video included

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As we head into the Labor Day weekend and most of us head to the beach, we're reminded to keep it clean while enjoying the sand and sun. More>>

Week of protests wraps up at NC Capitol

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About 150 people gathered to march around North Carolina's Capitol as a coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wraps up a week of demonstrations. More>>

'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated

Governor McCrory signs Senate Bill 574 into law which opens up lawsuits for toxic tap water victims. Governor McCrory signs Senate Bill 574 into law which opens up lawsuits for toxic tap water victims.
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Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead." More>>

Havelock native named Marine Patrol Officer of the Year

Sgt. Carter Witten will receive the award for Marine Patrol Officer of the year. Sgt. Carter Witten will receive the award for Marine Patrol Officer of the year.
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Havelock native Sgt. Carter Witten will receive the 2014 Marine Fisheries Enforcement Officer of the Year award. More>>

Coal ash lawsuit plans Video included

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The state environmental department clears the way for advocacy groups to sue Duke Energy over potential coal ash groundwater pollution in the Neuse River.   More>>

Allegations of neglect resurface in Vanceboro Video included

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The wife of a former state representative may be a in heap of trouble. One of her neighbors in Vanceboro is accusing her of animal neglect. More>>

Touchdown Friday preview, Havelock remembers last loss Video included

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It's arguably the biggest game in the state tomorrow night. Touchdown Friday top seed Havelock plays host to Craven County rival, and two seed New Bern in our Game of the Week. More>>

Deputies: Newport teen arrested in Rowan County after kidnapping, assault

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A Newport teen is behind bars in Rowan County on kidnapping and assault charges. More>>

ECU Men's Basketball schedule released

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East Carolina will make a record 17 national television appearances during the upcoming season as University athletic officials and the American Athletic Conference revealed the Pirates' entire 2014-15 schedule Thursday. More>>

Pitt County high schools begin Virtual Academy for students Video included

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A new virtual academy at Pitt County Schools gives students another way to take the classes they need to graduate. More>>

Former teacher asst. convicted for assaulting handicapped student Video included

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A former Pitt County teacher assistant will spend the next 150 days in jail. More>>

Going gold for pediatric cancer awareness month Video included

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Dozens of homes in eastern North Carolina are going gold as September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. More>>

Law enforcement working together to ensure safety at ECU games Video included

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For most Pirate fans, the most important thing is winning the game. More>>

Jacksonville attempted ATM robbers caught on camera

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Deputies need the public's help to identify the suspects wo attempted to break into a MFCU ATM. More>>

Greenville men busted for heroin trafficking

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Two men are behind bars following a month long heroin trafficking investigation. More>>

Seahawk statue back at UNC-Wilmington

The Seahawk statue stolen last month has been returned to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. More>>

GPD taking applicants for Explorer Program Video included

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Teenagers hoping for a career in law enforcement get a chance to make it happen Thursday. More>>

DPS apprehends juvenile who left custody in Lenoir County Video included

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A juvenile, supposed to be in custody in Lenoir County, has been apprehended in Halifax County. More>>

Manteo man rams into sheriff's office car while trying to escape, facing 24 charges

David Lee, 26, of Manteo faces 24 charges after running into a deputy's car while running from a drug stop. David Lee, 26, of Manteo faces 24 charges after running into a deputy's car while running from a drug stop.
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A Manteo man led deputies on a chase that resulted in a crash, following a drug investigation on Wednesday. David Allen Lee, 26, was eventually arrested and charged with numerous crimes. More>>

Stealz app is win-win for businesses and customers Video included

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Everyone is looking for a deal and sometimes it's as easy as checking-in or posting a photo to your social media accounts, according to a new app that helps you save money and connect with your friends.Stealz is a smart phone app that helps you earn points by posting on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. More>>

1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

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An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season. More>>

EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner Video included

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Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution. More>>

Appeal by soldier convicted of murder to be heard Video included

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The soldier convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of two soldiers in Kuwait will get to appeal the verdict in a military court this fall. More>>

Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

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The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. More>>

Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. More>>

Super Heroes pack care packages for soldiers Video included

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Fort Bragg based group ‘For the Kids' came to Ayden Tuesday on mission to help fellow soldiers overseas. More>>

Pitt County student brings pocket knife to school

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Some parents are concerned about the safety of their students after an incident at Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville. More>>

Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

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The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>

Southern California gets more waves as storm eases

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High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous... More>>

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

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The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. More>>

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

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When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. More>>

ECU's defense prepares for NC Central Video included

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It's game week over at East Carolina as the Pirates continue their preparations for NC Central. More>>

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots Video included

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Health officials recommend everyone gets vaccinated as early as September.  More>>

Cases of check washing reported in Pitt Co. Video included

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Check washing was very common in the late 90's and early 2000's but investigators say it kinda fizzled out. But now there are signs of a possible uptick.

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UNC football suspends four players amid hazing controversy Video included

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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. More>>

Gun Ranges and Children Video included

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It is not against North Carolina law for minor (under 18) to be on a gun range.  More>>

Go Science to transmit weather data Video included

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 The Sprout is on it's way now to be refurbished. When it's back at the center, students and the First Alert Weather Team will be able to use it to gather real-time weather data. More>>

Hurricane Irene: A look back 3 years later Video included

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Wednesday marked three years since Hurricane Irene did quite a bit of damage in eastern North Carolina. More>>

Triangle teams prepare for openers Video included

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The start of the college football season is around 24 hours away and the State of North Carolina is giddy in anticipation. More>>

Cam Newton will be ready to play by Week 1 Video included

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Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay. More>>

ECU passes 20,000 in season ticket sales

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With the start of the Pirates' 2014 football campaign three days away, the East Carolina University Athletics Department has eclipsed the 20,000 mark in season ticket sales for the eighth-straight year. More>>

Old Washington city hall to become bakery Video included

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The old city hall in Washington is about to turn into a bakery. More>>

New program aims to recruit and retain Beaufort Co. educators Video included

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Beaufort County is rolling out a new program aimed at retaining and recruiting educators in the county. More>>

College professors teach courses in Lenoir County high schools Video included

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High school students earning college credit just got a lot easier to do in Lenoir County. More>>

Dangerous surf prompts red flags at Emerald Isle Video included

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Dangerous surf conditions prompted red flags Wednesday at Emerald Isle. More>>

Aurora man, woman busted for meth

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Deputies say they arrested two Aurora residents on charges related to meth. More>>

Duplin County school bus crash sends one student and driver to hospital Video included

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A Duplin County high school student and a school bus driver are recovering after a log truck crashed into their bus Thursday morning. More>>

Anti-abortion groups to rally at Hagan's office

Anti-abortion leaders are planning a rally outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office in Charlotte to highlight her position on proposed abortion legislation. More>>

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

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Same-sex couples who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban say it's past time for them to have the same privileges as traditional married couples. More>>

Operation Resolve finds 9 not compliant in Halifax County

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Deputies in Halifax County say they concluded a sex offender compliance operation Tuesday. More>>

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

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An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement... More>>

'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

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Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a... More>>

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

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The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. More>>

Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

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Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third... More>>

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

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People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. More>>

US official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse

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A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak sweeping West Africa would get worse. More>>

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