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Three men get prison time for separate drug crimes in Eastern Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Three North Carolina men have been sentenced to prison time for drug crimes committed in Eastern Carolina. Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas has announced that Shakeem Dolphin, 40, of Winterville, Antonio Lewis, 44, of New Bern, and Saul Hernandez, 37, of Snow Camp, were sentenced to prison. Here is how they were sentenced:
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Area Death Notices - June 24, 25 & 26

Dorothy Andrews, 91, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC. Geneva Cooley, Missouri. Geneva...
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Wife charged in husband's shooting

A Rocky Mount man is in critical condition at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville after being shot in the back with a small-caliber firearm in the early morning hours Friday and his wife was arrested at the scene. Maj. Eddie Moore of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday in a news release that deputies were dispatched at 5:41 a.m. Friday to 7473 Jessica Way in Rocky Mount, the residence of the victim and the suspect, in reference to a shooting. ...

200-year-old headstone unravels piece of Washington history

It’s not too often that one discovers a tombstone in their backyard, let alone one that is 200 years old and packed with history. Meet Tammy Langdon, who can now attest to the aforementioned. Langdon purchased her home at 414 W. Main St. in 2018, while still living in...

Tim Harris Endorses Toussaint Summers for Mayor

Throughout the spring of this year I had the unique opportunity to be on the campaign trail with both Mr. Toussaint Summers and Mr. Jeffrey Odham as we three appealed to you, the voters, in our bids to be the next mayor of New Bern. I knew these men by reputation only going into this campaign – but I have come out with a fuller and deeper sense of who each of these men are, I think, than most can ever hope to know about a candidate as we head into the ballot box on July 26th.

Sheetz rebuild on Charles Boulevard underway

A Charles Boulevard gas station is expected to be under renovations until Nov. 17 of this year. The Sheetz at 1000 Charles Blvd. was approved for an approximately $4.5 million demolition and rebuild as the location plans to add indoor dining space, a drive-through and more accessible parking. The location will also expand toward 11th Street to provide adequate room for the drive-through and added interior space. ...

Charlie’s First Alert Forecast: Storms arrive this evening with cooler temps to follow

An approaching cold front will usher in our next round of rain, arriving later this evening. GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - After a sunny and dry weekend, most could use a few showers. The good news is we’ll see some showers later this evening as a cold front moves in from the northwest. The front will slow down and eventually stall south of the East, limiting the potential for severe weather and keeping showers in the forecast through Wednesday. Rainfall today will be focused over the evening hours, reaching about half an inch for most. Lingering rain Tuesday and Wednesday will be sparse, possibly dropping another quarter inch each afternoon.

Everyone Comes Together Here

As I reflect on my two decades in New Bern, I was recently delighted to see one of my favorite local Downtown restaurants, Thai Angel, proudly flying the PRIDE flag — a symbol synonymous with gay pride and the LGBTQ+ community’s fight for equal rights and acceptance world-wide.

Jazz Saxophonist Ben Sparrow & Friends Return to New Bern

New Bern Civic Theatre’s Encore Series presents Ben Sparrow & Friends – An Evening of Jazz Standards at The Studio on Sunday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. One of South Florida’s premier saxophonists, known for his warm and engaging sound, Ben Sparrow returns to his home state of North Carolina to perform with some of the area’s finest jazz musicians. The presentation will also feature New Bern vocalist John Van Dyke.

June 27 Bless Your Heart

BYH to all of the LED street lights that are stealing our dark skies and ability to see stars not to mention causing sleep health problems, animal migration issues, and songbirds singing at odd times. Nine million dollars to replace 900 signs changing the name of 264 to 587 just to check a box that we're near an Interstate? WTF — where's the funding coming from? We didn't move the city any closer to anything. The distance is still exactly the same! It is like...

Greenville city council to discuss multiple issues including parking

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -The Greenville city council is set to meet Monday night to discuss multiple issues including Uptown parking. The council will hold public hearings on an agreement with Taft corporate office relating to a lot on Dickenson Avenue. The building currently houses A Time for Science and The Art Lab. Under the agreement, both would move to the renovated cupola building.

North Carolina History Theater to host a murder mystery

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina History Theater is offering its second comic murder mystery, “Who Killed Mr. O’Blatherskite?” for the dates during August It’s a chance to have a night of entertainment at clubs, organizations, country clubs or theaters and will bring the show to your location. Mr. O’Blatherskite – the corrupt president […]

ECU student magazine wins international journalism award

Countenance, an East Carolina University student magazine, has won the 2022 Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Countenance is a long-form feature magazine that has been produced by students in the ECU School of Communication since 2017. It is published by the Daily Reflector in Greenville. The Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the association to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence....

ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 69 Noah Henderson

East Carolina is inside of 100 days of kickoff, when the Pirates take on the NC State Wolfpack on Sept. 3 at 12 noon ET in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. To count down the days to kickoff, we will be utilizing the Pirates' football roster to help us, going in numerical order from the highest number on the roster to the lowest.

#PurpleHa23: Highly-recruited WR Malik Leverett chooses ECU

A big recruiting weekend for East Carolina’s football program just got even bigger. The Pirates landed one of their top players on the recruiting board in Evans (Ga.) Greenbrier High School wide receiver Malik Leverett on Sunday night. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver officially visited ECU over the weekend....