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'Environmental racism:' First town incorporated by Black families freed from slavery sits in major NC flood plain

Princeville, N.C. — The first town ever incorporated by Black men and women freed from slavery is right here in North Carolina. During the Civil War, there were over 10,000 enslaved men, women and children in Edgecombe County. Their stories remain etched across several geographical landmarks remaining in modern day Princeville – places like the Tar River, Shiloh Landing and Freedom Hill.
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Washington drug trafficker gets 13 years in prison

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - A Washington man was sentenced to a maximum of 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges in Craven County. District Attorney Scott Thomas says 42-year-old Gemean Moore pled guilty to three counts of trafficking in heroin, three counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of trafficking in meth, one count of trafficking in opium, one count each of conspiracy to traffic in heroin, cocaine, and meth, and one count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, cocaine, meth, fentanyl, etizolam, and marijuana.

Washington picked first, West Craven second in EPC poll

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Washington High School’s football team was picked to win the Eastern Plains Conference this season, according to a vote taken by the league’s coaches during a media day event on Wednesday at Farmville Central High School. High school football preview: Owens optimistic about Washington’s potential Farmville Central looking for bigger things […]

Fans travel from out of state for Little League Softball World Series

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — On day two of the Little League Softball World Series in Greenville, teams from around the world represented their hometowns. It's not just a game, but a cultural experience. That's what most of the families, friends, and supporters of these 12 teams competing in the Softball World Series tournament will gain.

ECU holds kickoff event for Lifelong Learning Program

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Calling all curious minds, those who chose a non-traditional path, those looking for something new or those just looking for something to do. East Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Professional Education will hold a fall kickoff event for its Lifelong Learning Program on Friday.  The event will take place on the campus of ECU […]

Local man wounded in shooting

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the person or persons responsible for a 50-year-old man found suffering from gunshot wounds in the Springfield-Leggett Road area. Officers at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday responded to a report of a shooting with injury in the 1700 block of Cox Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. Ricky Jackson said early Wednesday afternoon in a news release. The man was listed in stable condition after being...

Beaufort County Animal Control reports rabies case

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A case of rabies has been reported in Beaufort County. Beaufort County Animal Control posted to its Facebook page that the rabies case was found in Washington at a location on Terrapin Track Road. There was no indication whether the case involved a wild animal or a pet that had been […]

Tickets still available for celebrating Hope Dinner

WASHINGTON, N.C (WNCT) – The Beaufort County Community Foundation invites the community to a fun night of music by The Pamlico Sound Machine as it raises funds for scholarships. The band will perform at the Celebrating Hope Dinner & Auction on September 24 at the Washington Civic Center, with doors opening at 5 p.m. The […]

Byrd continues therapy, family thankful for support

Editor’s note: Sister station WBTW covers the Scotland County area and got an interview with Parker’s parents along with some others who have helped along the way. ===== UPDATE: Mitzi Byrd said in a Facebook post Tuesday night that Parker’s hyperbaric therapy sessions went well. He continues to take pain medicine and even ate three […]

ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 24 Jack Powers

East Carolina is inside of 30 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.

Pet of the Week: Jedi

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -This week’s Pet of the Week for July 8 is Jedi. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina says the kitty is very social and does well around children and other cats too. While he used to live outside, they say he had no problem becoming an...

Highest, lowest paying health care jobs in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. ( — Anybody who has taken a course in marketing, psychology or sociology is likely familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First detailed by psychologist Andrew Maslow in his 1943 work “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy breaks down the complex network of human thoughts into a categorical triage, placing self-development at the […]

ECU Health hiring event to continue Thursday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - ECU Health is holding a hiring event Wednesday and Thursday in the midst of hospitals nationwide dealing with nursing shortages. A spokesperson for the hospital says 700 people registered for the Wednesday event alone. The ECU Health Career Expo is at the Greenville Convention Center on...

Catalent to acquire Metrics Contract Services for $475M

Catalent (NYSE:CTLT) to acquire Metrics Contract Services, a full-service specialty Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with a facility in Greenville, North Carolina, for $475M from Mayne Pharma Group Limited. The move will strengthen Catalent's capabilities in integrated oral solid formulation development, manufacturing, and packaging to help customers simplify and accelerate...

National Night Out 2022

Washington County’s Chief Technology Officer Dan Smith puts on a pair of cones during one of Plymouth’s annual National Night Out community drunk goggles and takes a spin in golf cart, mowing down a slew of hapless outreach program Tuesday, August 2. (Staff photos by Arthur Howell)