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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? Video included

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Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens... More>>

Cold front finally pushes through the area this weekend Video included

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A cold front will bring cooler weather and a chance of rain for part of the weekend.
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Touchdown Friday Week One Scores Video included

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Touchdown Friday Week One Scores
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Touchdown Friday kicks off with 15 games in the east Video included

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Touchdown Friday kicks off in a big way tonight. We will have coverage of 15 games around Eastern North Carolina.
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Swine facilities face nuisance complaints from Duplin/Greene Co.

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A law firm filed multiple complaints against Murphy-Brown, LLC in regards to how they manage swine facilities in the East. More>>

Late afternoon appeal against school voucher ruling

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North Carolina, political leaders and advocacy groups file an appeal to stop a judge's ruling against private school vouchers. More>>

LCSO reducing crime with bike patrols Video included

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Fighting crime with bikes and a canine, it's the idea behind the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office this crime reduction unit. More>>

Watermelon Festival this weekend Video included

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People in the east will have a chance to enjoy the last days of summer at Winterville's Annual Watermelon Fesitval.
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Pitt County reports first confirmed case of Chikungunya Video included

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Pitt County says it has its first case of Chikungunya. More>>

Coach Ruff and staff take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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A special event followed ECU's practice Friday morning. More>>

Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. More>>

Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

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Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge." More>>

Camp Lejeune ceremony honors 1st black Marines Video included

In Jacksonville Friday, Camp Lejeune honored the first black Marines in our nation's history during a ceremony at Camp Johnson. More>>

Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

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Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. More>>

School funding: Where does your county rank? Video included

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School districts all across the East continue to face state and federal budget cuts. More>>

Couple in Kenansville arrested with marijuana

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The Kenansville Police department and the Duplin County Sheriff's Office arrested a Kenansville couple following a joint investigation. They arrested General Lee James III and his wife, Sandra Fay James, after executing a warrant at their home on N. Church Street in Kenansville. More>>

Kids learn about the smallest of science Video included

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Hundreds of kids in eastern North Carolina learned about the smallest science on Friday morning. More>>

Pitt Co. partnership forms between education and business Video included

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It's a partnership in Pitt County that many waited years to see happen. More>>

Beaufort Co. gets approval to move forward with new recreational park Video included

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Beaufort County got approval from the National Park Service to move forward with its plan to build a recreational park at the site of the old Voice of America location. More>>

Join us for the 9 On Your Side Caring for Carolina Blood Drive

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Come donate blood at Southern Bank in Winterville from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on August 27th at the 9 On Your Side Caring for Carolina Blood Drive, proudly presented by Southern Bank. More>>

85-year-old woman unharmed after train strikes vehicle in Kinston

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A woman is unharmed after her vehicle was struck by a train Friday morning. More>>

Greenville Police keep communication open as unrest in the Midwest continues Video included

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As the situation seems to settle in Ferguson, Greenville Police continue to grow and nurture their relationship with the community. More>>

Groups to appeal judge's ruling in NC voting case Video included

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Groups challenging sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will appeal a judge's decision allowing this November's elections to be held under new rules drafted by Republican legislators. Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NACCP filed notice Thursday that they will ask the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to review an Aug. 8 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder. More>>

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan Video included

A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. More>>

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

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As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public... More>>

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

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The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants. More>>

Riley's Army to hold pancake breakfast fundraising event

Riley's Army to hold pancake breakfast fundraising event

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Riley's Army is holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraising EventSaturday, Aug 23rd at Applebee's off Greenville Blvd More>>

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson Video included

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Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

Eastern NC school systems scrambling to find teachers Video included

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Many school systems in Pitt, Beaufort and Greene Counties are scrambling to fill vacant teacher positions before school starts next week. More>>

Heather Macy earns contract extension Video included

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After approval by the Board of Trustees, East Carolina University has announced a five-year extension of head women's basketball coach Heather Macy's contract that will keep her at the helm of the program through the 2019-20 season, according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher Thursday afternoon. More>>

Governor briefed on new testing strategies Video included

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The Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee presented a review of testing standards to Governor Pat McCrory Thursday. More>>

NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily Video included

Anana is a 15-year-old polar bear moving to the North Carolina Zoo Anana is a 15-year-old polar bear moving to the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo is getting another polar bear that will relocate temporarily from Chicago. More>>

Greenville's vehicle replacement fund under fire Video included

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Raising taxes with money in the bank---it's an issue some citizens in Greenville have taken note of and they're not happy More>>

Snow Hill rededicates historic ball park Video included

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A celebration hit it out of the park on Thursday in Greene County.
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LCPS begins to roll out iPad initiative for all students Video included

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A multi-million dollar technology initiative in Lenoir County, will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every student. More>>

Fire that killed disabled man, great-grandson accidental Video included

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Authorities say the fire that killed a disabled man his great-grandson in a house fire was accidental. More>>

Touchdown Friday Preview Part Two (Pitt County) Video included

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It's the final day of practice and walk throughs for high school football teams across the East, and that means Touchdown Friday kicks off tomorrow night. More>>

ECU students move into dorms Video included

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New ECU students are moving into dorms all across campus. More>>

Pirates go back to shells for Thursday morning practice Video included

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Following its final two-a-day of fall camp, East Carolina returned to Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex for its 17th workout with a two-hour morning session in shells. More>>

Touchdown Friday Preview Part One (Pitt County) Video included

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We're less than 48 hours away from High School Football and you can almost hear those sweet words....Touchdown Friday! More>>

New Bern man, Jacksonville teen arrested for Onslow County robbery

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A New Bern man and a Jacksonville teen are facing charges after police say they robbed an Onslow County internet café. More>>

3 arrested in heroin, pot bust

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Pitt County deputies wrapped up a 2 month marijuana and heroin investigation with 3 arrests. More>>

Deputies: 2 Vanceboro men busted on drug charges

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Deputies say they've arrested two men on drug charges. More>>

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional Video included

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A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. More>>

Trent Woods man gets nearly 40 years in prison for break-ins, thefts

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A Trent Woods man is facing up to 39 ½ years in prison for dozens of home break-ins and thefts.
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Father of 4-week old infant charged with felony child abuse

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Deputies say they've arrested a man accused of abusing a 4-week-old infant. More>>

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

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The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

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A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago. More>>

Beaufort Co. commissioners to sign letter of notice to kill jail project Video included

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Thursday morning, officials in in Beaufort County held a press conference surrounding the proposed new jail. More>>

Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in court on murder charge Video included

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A Washington man charged with murdering his own mother made his first court appearance Thursday morning. More>>

Doctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patients Video included

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A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

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Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. More>>

Fracking supporters and opponents sound off Video included

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Both sides spoke at a public hearing held on NC State's campus Wednesday. More>>

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

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No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care. More>>

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable

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Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers. More>>

School bus safety essential for students, parents and drivers Video included

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The first day of school is quickly approaching and that means some changes for everyone on the roadways. More than 13,000 school buses are set to hit the road next week statewide and we want to make sure that everyone stays safe getting to where they need to be. More>>

Snow Hill to dedicate baseball field

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Thursday the Town of Snow Hill and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce will host a dedication and ribbon cutting at the newly renovated Rosenwald Memorial Field. More>>

Holder says he understands mistrust of police Video included

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Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he... More>>

North Carolina parents to pay hundreds for driving school Video included

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North Carolina's latest budget will eliminate driver education funding which will force parents to pay hundreds for their kids' driving lessons. More>>

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

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About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as... More>>

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  • Dog found with broken jaw in Clarksville dumpster

    Dog found with broken jaw in Clarksville dumpster

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:51:43 GMT
    Oscar, a one-and-a-half-year-old Yorkie, was found in a dumpster in Clarksville Monday. He suffered a broken jaw and severe injuries to his neck.
    Oscar, a one-and-a-half-year-old Yorkie, was found in a dumpster in Clarksville Monday. He suffered a broken jaw and severe injuries to his neck.
  • I-65 reopens after tanker explosion damages bridge at Peytonsville Road

    I-65 reopens after tanker explosion damages bridge at Peytonsville Road

    A tanker truck collided with a bridge support on I-65 at Peytonsville Road and burst into flames early Friday morning. The bridge was torn down and it will several months before a new one is built.
    A tanker truck collided with a bridge support on I-65 at Peytonsville Road and burst into flames early Friday morning. The bridge was torn down and it will several months before a new one is built.
  • Sarasota girl, 2, dies after being left in hot car

    Sarasota girl, 2, dies after being left in hot car

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:21:58 GMT
    Photo courtesy Uriel Hernandez’s Facebook pagePhoto courtesy Uriel Hernandez’s Facebook page
    A Sarasota father is charged with aggravated manslaughter after his 2-year-old daughter died in a hot car.
    A Sarasota father is charged with aggravated manslaughter after his 2-year-old daughter died in a hot car.
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