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Past articles by Sharon:

George Floyd Memorial Foundation presents $25,000 scholarship to Fayetteville State University

Bridgett Floyd said she intends to be her brother’s voice and to continue his legacy. → Read More

SBI joins local police to investigate Pembroke police officer’s possible misconduct

SBI and Pembroke Police investigators are looking into a video that shows an officer shoving people on a bench at a store. → Read More

Wilson farmer in prison for smuggling tobacco into Canada; DOJ says the operation cost Canada more than $600 million in taxes

The U.S. Department of Justice said 55-year-old Phil Howard conspired to commit money laundering and filed a false tax return. → Read More

U.S. Veterans Magazine names Elizabeth City State University a Top Veteran-Friendly School

The magazine cited the Elizabeth City school’s programs to help service members and their families get a degree regardless of where they're stationed. → Read More

Civil Rights leaders announce next steps in demand for justice for Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City

Civil Rights leaders, seeking justice for Andrew Brown Jr., plan to take a delegation to Washington to deliver a letter to the U.S. DOJ. → Read More

Onslow County shelter does makes amazing transformation; becomes police K9 officer

Animal shelter workers say, the dog was a trembling mess when they met her at the shelter, and you couldn’t even get her to come to people. → Read More

Protests continue in Elizabeth City four weeks after the killing of Andrew Brown Jr.

Just one day after an economic boycott began called “Spendless Wednesday” in Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City Police say protesters marched again Thursday night. → Read More

Jacksonville’s Splash Pad opens for the summer

The two Splash Pad parks are at Jack Amyette Park on South Drive and Northeast Creek Park on Corbin Street. → Read More

Golf tournament raises more than $35,000 for Riley’s Army, children fighting cancer

Delcor of Greenville presented Riley’s Army with a check for $35,705 on Thursday. → Read More

Governor unveils plans to spend targeted COVID federal funds

Cooper unveiled his ideas to spend the latest aid from Washington. → Read More

Duke Energy making improvements in five-county region just ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season

Spokesperson Jeff Brooks says the improvements have been in the works for some time, and it’s all part of the company’s multi-year plan. → Read More

Although improving, some gas stations in state are still without gas

At last report, more than 10-thousand stations across the region are waiting on fuel. → Read More

Food distribution company adding 40 new jobs in Duplin County

Governor Cooper is applauding the company’s plans to invest $500,000 to expand and upgrade the current distribution center in Wallace. → Read More

Fewer gas stations running on empty

Tuesday morning, GasBuddy reported that the number of stations without gas dropped to 47%. → Read More

Governor Cooper discusses when and how state workers return to the office

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says his administration is acting prudently before recommending when and how state employees should return to their offices. → Read More

Young drivers get a break; may get license in less time due to COVID

The Senate agreed Monday to House changes that would cut the amount of time drivers must hold a learner’s permit before seeking a license. → Read More

Hunter S. Taylor receives Chowan University Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Award is an especially noteworthy honor as it is bestowed on a faculty member chosen by his or her university colleagues. → Read More

Gas panic buying slows down in ENC

As of noon on Monday, 55% of all gas stations in NC were empty. That’s down from 57% at 7 am and down 65% from Sunday. → Read More

State leaders respond to private investment firm interest in taking over Duke Energy

Duke energy reported, “Today’s announcement by Elliott is the latest in a series of proposals that the hedge fund has offered to Duke Energy since July 2020. → Read More

Atlantic Beach Sunday at the Park this weekend celebrates opening of Town Park

To celebrate the Atlantic Beach, NC Town Park opening for the Summer, town leaders have created several free activities to start the summer off. → Read More