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ECU Health behavior care center projected to open in 2025

ECU Health is partnering with a Tennessee-based behavioral health care provider to open an approximately $65 million, 144-bed facility projected to start service in spring of 2025. ECU Health and Acadia Healthcare plan to build a state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital in Greenville’s medical district, less than a mile from ECU Health Medical Center. The facility is proposed to operate near the intersection of MacGregor Downs and Allen roads, a space currently owned by the campus. ...
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Greenville goes big for Little League: Volunteers, events aim to make World Series feel at home

There’s nothing little about the production behind the Little League Softball World Series. One could even venture to call it a big hit for Greenville, according to local economic, league and city leaders. Beginning Tuesday, ESPN’s family of networks will begin broadcasting the first global iteration of the event from Stallings Stadium at Elm Street Park. This year’s event features two more U.S. teams and opens up the field to four international teams representing Italy, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Canada. In 2021, the first...
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PCGSL switch to Little League pays off right away

It took a mere two years for the Pitt County Girls Softball League to infiltrate and rise up the Little League ranks and rocket straight into the World Series. Those closest to the PCGSL were perhaps the least surprised of anyone. The team changed allegiances in 2020 from Babe Ruth to Little League, not coincidentally the same year Little League announced Greenville’s Elm Street Park as the new permanent home of the Softball World Series. ...

Harris has traded in his McDonald’s for broccoli, and he’s seeing results

Like a lot of new college kids, Rahjai Harris didn’t pay too much attention to what he was putting in his body at a young age upon arriving at East Carolina University. But as he matures as a player and as a young man, the ECU running back is working to round himself out as best as possible. One of the big changes he made this past offseason was his nutrition. And the early returns are promising.

Meet the North Carolina All-Stars: Fun facts about Little League Softball World Series home team

Eleven girls from Pitt County plus one from Beaufort County will carry the home team banner during the Little League Softball World Series, starting its second year in Greenville on Tuesday. The Pitt County Girls Softball League All-Stars, playing under the North Carolina moniker, will be among 12 teams in the tournament, eight from the United States and four international teams. Wall-to-wall broadcasting by ESPN networks will introduce the girls around the world. Here is a first look at who they are: Alana Albritton ...

Bandits drop PCL title game before record crowd

Playing before a Municipal Stadium crowd estimated at 1,000 persons, the Edenton Steamers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning and never trailed as they coasted to an 11-4 Premier Collegiate League (PCL) championship game win over two-time defending champions Tarboro. Edenton finished the season with a 28-11 record while Tarboro closed out at 26-11. Left-hander Tanner Thach (UNC-Wilmington), who was drafted in the 18th round of the...

Donna Davis: Jon Shaw shares a legacy of music-making for all ages

Against a backdrop of soaring ornate wood and pipes, each member of the recorder group raises an instrument to her lips. The resulting sound in the architectural acoustical wonder at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is what group leader Jon Shaw simply describes as “otherworldly.” “The most important thing we can ever do is tune a beautiful chord,” she says. “We’re all a part of that chord.” ...

Girls of summer: Pitt County All-Stars excited about being home team for Little League World Series

Fans waved and cheered at Friday’s sendoff for the Pitt County Girls Softball League’s All-Star team as members boarded a bus to set out on their journey to the Little League Softball World Series, a trip that was expected to take no more than 15 minutes, depending on traffic. It’s only about 7 miles from Winterville’s Sara Law Softball Complex to Greenville’s Elm Street Park, but for the next several days, the two will seem worlds apart. Unlike their home field on Reedy Branch Road,...

Windsor Seafood Street and Music Festival

WINDSOR, N.C. (WITN) - The second annual Seafood Street and Music Festival will take place in Downtown Windsor on August 6th at 12:00 P.M. The nonprofit educational and community program will have five food trucks coming in from Raleigh with other vendors from Wilson, Williamston, Washington, Kelford, and Ahoskie. Food...

Ex-Scotland High School athlete has amputation surgery following boating crash

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Laurinburg native and incoming East Carolina University freshman Parker Byrd underwent a successful below-the-knee amputation Thursday evening, according to his mother. Byrd, who attended Scotland County High School, has now undergone nine surgeries after suffering serious leg damage in a Beaufort County boating accident in July. “Parker did well through surgery,” […]

Five "must see" places in Washington County

Washington County hosts travelers and tourists from the world over each year. The 424-square-mile county, hugs the southern portion of Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River — referred to by some residents as the American Amazon. With a population of just under 12,000, the county boasts a wildlife population that easily tops that. The American Black Bear, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Wild Turkeys of astronomical proportion, along with Gray Squirrels, Marsh...

Pirates find a gem in Palmetto State receiver

When it comes to developing under-rated receivers into record breakers at the college level, few programs have done that better than East Carolina. From Mitchell Galloway to Justin Hardy to Tyler Snead, the Pirates have excelled at making stars out of receivers who were lightly recruited or joined the program as walk-on players. Galloway and Snead rank among ECU’s top-10 pass catchers, while Hardy is second in NCAA career receptions with 387 (ECU’s Zay Jones No. 1 with 399).

PHOTOS: ECU holds fourth practice of preseason camp

The East Carolina football team returned to practice on Saturday for its fourth workout of preseason camp. It was the second day in shoulder pads for the team this camp. The Pirates will take Sunday off before coming back on Monday and progressing to full pads. Here’s a look at...

Everything Mike Houston said after ECU’s fourth day of preseason camp

East Carolina head coach Mike Houston held his second press conference of preseason camp on Saturday following the team's fourth workout of August. The head coach addressed a number of topics in his meeting with the media, including the team's progress to this point, the play of Georgia transfer Jaylen Johnson, his expectations heading into the season, the competition for the third running back, tight end Shane Calhoun, quarterback Holton Ahlers, and more.

ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 28 Shavon Revel

East Carolina is inside of 40 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.