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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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Chocowinity fires town clerk, investigation underway

CHOCOWINITY— Long-time town clerk Joy McRoy has been fired and is under investigation for possible criminal charges, according to city officials who spoke with the Washington Daily News this week. McRoy’s employment was terminated Aug. 3, two days after she was put on unpaid administrative leave for “failure in...
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Hot Dish: Mulberry House offers views, brews and food to fall in love with

The Mulberry House has been open since July, 2021, and has already cemented itself as a culinary fixture in the downtown Washington food scene. Owners, Mohamed and Dr. Reem Darar have created a destination dining experience in a relaxed environment from the main floor dining room with velvet-wrapped banquettes running the length of the room, soaring ceilings, a full bar area, covered patio dining and a rooftop Sky Bar featuring expansive views of the Pamlico River and Washington waterfront. Located at 189 W. Main St.,...

‘A new way of life': Program helps Pitt County students make transition to middle and high schools

FARMVILLE — Considering fear-inducing, popular middle-grade titles such as “How I Survived Middle School,” “Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life” and “Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf,” it’s no wonder that many students approach their sixth-grade year carrying a backpack-load of apprehension. But a new summer program aims to help Pitt County Schools students separate fact from fiction when it comes to moving up to another school. Transition to Middle and High School, being held this week, invites rising sixth- and ninth-graders in...

Series volunteers outnumber players and coaches

Mark and LuAnne Phillips were among the first people at the Little League Softball World Series on Tuesday. They arrived at Stallings Stadium before the teams and coaches, before the ESPN camera crew, before even the most die-hard fans. The Phillips family began spending summers here years before Greenville inked a five-year deal to host the tournament, serving as volunteers before any of the girls playing in this year’s event were even born. ...

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 […]

Aug. 10 Community News

Email announcements to Civic Center Dance The monthly Washington Civic Center Dance, 110 Gladden St., will be from 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Music by DJ Justin Rouse and hosted by Phyllis Woolard and Jane Bass. Admission is $8 with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. No alcohol, no smoking, no children. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Line dance class at 6:35 p.m. Call 944-6198 or text 364-7264. ...

How to Watch 2022 Little League World Series Softball Live for Free Without Cable

The 48th Little League Softball World Series heads to Greenville, NC where 12 teams compete in a modified double-elimination tournament, culminating with the Little League Softball World Series Championship. The ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, and the Longhorn Network, will be your home for all the action, which you can watch with a 5-Day Free Trial of DIRECTV STREAM.

ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 25 Kingston McKinstry

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.

NC State discusses ECU ahead of challenging season-opener

In less than a month, NC State football will travel to Greenville to renew a classic in-state rivalry with East Carolina. The rivalry is a heated one, and, headed into the Fall with the weight of extraordinary preseason expectations, the Wolfpack will have plenty of attention on the the program for its matchup against the AAC foe.

‘The Fixer’

ELIZABETH CITY – There were audible murmurs of ‘The GOAT!’ (Greatest of All Time) coming from his peers as he took the stage, but all he did was smile and shake his head from side-to-side in mock denial. As a surprise to some, but not to all,...

Heat says welcome to ENC: World Series participants report mixed reaction to local weather

Another straight week of high humidity and temperatures in the 90s is treating Little League Softball World Series visitors to an experience locals suffer routinely — sweltering heat. Morgan Simms, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Newport, said Aug. 2 was the last time the thermometer failed to reach at least 90 in the Greenville area, and temperatures are expected to remain high through Thursday, with heat indices in the range of 100 degrees. ...