Kara Gann, WNCT

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Wilson, NC, United States

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Past articles by Kara:

ECU Police warn drivers, students to be cautious at popular intersection on campus

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Members of the ECU Police Department are enhancing security at a popular intersection on campus. Officials say the intersection of E. 10th St. and College Hill Dr. has been an area of concern on campus due to the increased amount of traffic violations and road construction. They say these factors are […] → Read More

ELECTION WATCH: Early-voting for March 2020 primary begins today across NC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Early voting for the March 2020 primary begins Thursday, Feb. 13th across North Carolina. Voters have until Feb. 29th to cast their ballots before the primary on March 3rd. North Carolina is one of 14 states hosting the primary on the 3rd, known as ‘Super Tuesday.’ First, voters must make sure […] → Read More

Beaufort County School District hosts robotics, coding lab for students through state-funded grant

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Beaufort County School district is hosting a robotics and coding lab Thursday for students and staff. The course is funded by the state’s Coding and Mobile Apps Development Grant. The district received $79 thousand to support the course. Nearly 15 elementary and middle school-aged students, along with their teachers, will […] → Read More

UPDATE: Town Creek Culvert soon to enter next phase, will shut down popular intersection

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Town Creek Culvert project in Uptown Greenville will soon enter into the next phase of construction. The project, which began in March of 2018, is still months away from total completion. Currently, the main portion of construction is at the intersection of Reade Circle and Cotanche St; however, that is […] → Read More

ECU Police working to keep students safe as Spring 2020 semester begins

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Spring 2020 semester at ECU is underway and campus police say they are prepared to act when needed. Members of ECU Police spent the Christmas break in the new student center on campus working on their active shooter training skills. This was the first time the department has had this […] → Read More

Gas prices slowly begin to rise amid US, Iran tension

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Gas prices are slowly starting to rise amid tensions between the United States and Iran. According to AAA Carolinas, gas prices are starting to inch up in the South and Southeast regions. Prices in certain areas of the Carolinas started increasing a few cents on the week. Last week, Charlotte’s average […] → Read More

Early college in ENC receives state-wide recognition for growth, overall performance

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – An early college high school in the East has been recognized for their overall school performance and growth. Beaufort County Early College High School ranked 12th in the state on a recent School Report Card for growth. The school received a score of 4.67 which was the highest score it has received […] → Read More

Beaufort County school officials work to combat cyber bullying, online harassment

BEAUFORT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) – Beaufort County school officials are working to combat cyber bullying and online harassment in their schools. The district is working with a company called I-Safe. They provide the school district with classroom curriculum for teachers to use at each of the 14 schools in the county. “With Internet and social […] → Read More

Duke Energy will begin sending out power crews to various places across ENC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Duke Energy is getting prepared for Dorian’s potential impact on Eastern North Carolina. They will begin sending out around three thousand linemen to various places across ENC as early as Wednesday, according to a spokesperson. “We are taking precautions, we are putting barriers around some of our critical systems and substations […] → Read More

Staff at Pitt-Greenville Airport work to revamp facility, services

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Staff members at the Pitt-Greenville Airport have been working to revamp and revitalize the airport. “Not everything has changed, but a lot of things are starting to change and I think you’ll see customer service starting to improve out there,” said Mayor of Greenville, PJ Connelly. Connelly says the airport’s finances […] → Read More

Grand opening of new Aldi grocery store in New Bern

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Community members in New Bern flocked to a new grocery store in town today. Aldi opened this morning along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. People started lining up before doors even opened. Cooperate staff with Aldi say the response from the community has been positive. They also are hosting a “Golden […] → Read More

Law enforcement agencies work to combat potential school threats, violence

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) – School is back in session and local members of law enforcement are working to combat school threats. Agencies are making sure they are prepared especially after recent mass shootings in schools across America. Here in Pitt County, there are around two dozen school resource officers in the 38 schools within […] → Read More

UPDATE: North Carolina Cemetery Commission plans to take over a cemetery in Farmville

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Help is on the way for families unhappy with conditions at a cemetery in Farmville. The North Carolina Cemetery Commission plans to take over the facility. 9 On Your Side has been covering this story for a year. This decision comes after the cemetery owner, Timothy Watson, failed to pay off […] → Read More

Lead-based paint testing program set to start in Greenville

The City of Greenville has a new program which will test homes for toxic lead-based paints. The housing division received $1.3 million in federal funds to start the program. It will target low to moderate-income households. To qualify, you must meet HUD income requirements and small children must be present in the home. “Lead is […] → Read More

N.C. Senate bill could strengthen child sex trafficking, abuse laws

North Carolina lawmakers are working to pass a bill which would increase and strengthen child sex abuse laws. Senate Bill 199, or formally called “The Sexual Assault and Fast Reporting and Enforcement Act of 2019” would do a number of things if it’s signed into law. “People who care about children in this community should care about […] → Read More

Lawmakers discuss Brody School of Medicine funding

On Tuesday, lawmakers in Raleigh met to discuss funding for East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. One of those proposals would give the school $15 million this coming school year. They also plan on giving the school an additional $13 million next school year. The money would help plan for a new Brody School […] → Read More

9OYS Living Local: Swan Quarter ferry system

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (WNCT) Coming into Swan Quarter, you won’t have trouble finding the ferry. Because it’s something members of township are proud of it. “They can come here and leave at 7 a.m. in the summertime and have a day on Ocracoke and get back that evening,” said Robert Castle, Operations Manager of Swan […] → Read More

What to know before buying fireworks ahead of 4th of July

Meanwhile, Americans spend more than $1 billion on the holiday tradition every year. This year costs are expected to be even higher since there is currently tariff on Chinese products. To keep your cost down make sure to buy from a reputable seller only selling what’s legal. It’s also important to keep proof of purchase […] → Read More

Fire, Rescue job opportunities across the East

Greenville Fire-Rescue plan to host a job recruitment fair this Saturday. → Read More

Pedestrian killed in Pitt County, Highway Patrol investigating incident

The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed a pedestrian was hit along Highway 13 near Dickinson Avenue early Friday morning. The individual died due to their injuries. → Read More