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Recent articles by Ford:

TxDOT starts campaign to reduce drunken driving during holidays

As people are getting ready to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is reminding people to do so responsibly. → Read More

One year later, Congregation Beth Israel rabbi reflects on synagogue arson attack

The doors at Congregation Beth Israel are still scorched a year later. The rabbi says it's taking some time for them to figure out how they'll move forward. → Read More

Scammers are now selling fraudulent COVID-19 tests to trick employers

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been a number of scams targeting different groups. Well now, one of these scams is actually targeting employers. We’re talking fraudulent COVID-19 tests. Scammers are now shopping around tests that say positive on them so people can call off of work and […] → Read More

North Carolina non-profit working to provide stability for kids in foster care

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — This season is a time where many want to be able to give the gift of giving back. Well, one local organization is asking for your help with that in a more unique way. “None of us are giving manuals when we have children, birth children. None of us are giving […] → Read More

‘It’s that sense of community:’ Local shops reflect on holiday sales, looking towards ‘Cyber Monday’ deals

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Black Friday weekend proves to be a time of deals, deals and more deals. These stores aren’t losing any steam when it comes to offering deals. Local businesses across Eastern North Carolina worked hard to keep shoppers local rather than at big-box competitors. Jess-lee Ceravone is the owner of Halo Home […] → Read More

Trying to stay healthy this Thanksgiving? Check out these tips doctors are saying will help.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — This Thanksgiving, doctors are warning against some unhealthy habits that we may not think about. When it comes to decades old recipes it can be a touchy subject when someone is telling you to change habits. However, small changes can be made to make for a guilt free holiday meal. “Planning […] → Read More

What impact to the economy can you expect to see from the new “ECU Health” announcement?

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — East Carolina University and Vidant Health have announced they will officially merge to become ‘ECU Health’. ECU Health, it’s a name you can expect to see not only here in town but all over Eastern North Carolina. The two institutes announced that after years of already working closely together in many […] → Read More

Greenville spa catches fire

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville Fire and Rescue Depart confirmed that a fire occurred at Tipp-Y-Toe Spa around 7:30 a.m. All the surrounding businesses were forced to evacuate. At the time of the fire, no one was inside the shop. Greenville Fire and Rescue are working to find the cause of the fire. We […] → Read More

Want to know why gas prices are so high? A local economist weighs in.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The prices at the pump may seem higher to you and that’s because they’re actually at a seven-year high. Many Americans who have gone to a pump recently, may say that statistic doesn’t seem so shocking. Gas prices in and around Eastern North Carolina have seen anywhere between a 20-40 cent […] → Read More

‘Their voices are so important to be heard:’ November marks a time to honor caregivers across the nation

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — This month is a time that caregivers across the world are getting some much-needed recognition. The Alzheimer’s Association describes it as ‘National Family Caregivers Month.’ Caregivers for those dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have been described as unsung heroes. Now, this month helps to shine a light on […] → Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC joins the race to improve women and infant mortality rates, racial disparities

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — North Carolina has some of the worst women and infant mortality rates nationwide. According to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, our state is ranked 11th when it comes to these mortality rates. “Our goal is to reduce maternal, infant mortality by 50% over five years,” said Dr. Kia […] → Read More

UnitedHealthcare, ECU team up to address North Carolina’s unfavorable women and infant mortality rates

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — North Carolina ranks one of the worst states when it comes to healthcare access for women and children. This is according to studies like one that is now being worked on by UnitedHealthcare and East Carolina University to close those gaps. Through a $1,250,000 project between UHC and ECU’s Brody School […] → Read More

ECU requiring some employees to get vaccinations

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – East Carolina University is telling some of their employees that they must get the COIVD-19 vaccine by December 8th. This mandate is in response to President Joe Bid… → Read More

NC State Highway Patrol working to keep students safe through ‘Operation Stop Arm’

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — School bus safety has become a major topic of discussion for officials all over the nation. Here in North Carolina, the state’s highway patrol is hosting its annual ‘Operation Stop Arm’ campaign. This annual campaign is running simultaneously with National School Bus Safety week. It’s all an effort to make sure […] → Read More

Early voting for municipal elections to begin today, Greenville’s postponed to March

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — “Municipal elections are our most interesting. We see them decided by one vote, we see ties, we see write-ins win,” said Dave Davis, the Pitt County Director of Elections. Early voting starts on October 14th. Some may ask, does it really matter I get out early? “Well, you don’t know what’s […] → Read More

North Carolina man accused of stealing FedEx truck, crashing it, trying to kidnap 9-year-old boy

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A FedEx truck was stolen and eventually crashed into a building, sending three people, including the man who stole the truck, to the hospital Thursday morning. WNCT’s Ford Sanders reports a FedEx driver was heading south on Memorial Drive, near the intersection of Stantonsburg Road, around 10:30 a.m. while making deliveries. […] → Read More

Job scams are on the rise as a result of the pandemic

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — While everyone may have an idea of their dream job, some officials are saying a lot of offers can be too good to be true. This comes as employment scams are on the rise as the pandemic continues to affect millions. The Better Business Bureau says that these scams are actually […] → Read More

Free tutoring service assisting students in need across ENC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A program for students to gain access to free tutoring is now making waves across Eastern North Carolina. It’s called “Connect Me” tutoring and it’s a free service for low-income and students in need in grades K-8. Now, since the last time we checked in on the program, Greenville and Eastern […] → Read More

CBS 17 Job Alert – Jobs open at top 2 employers on the ‘Companies that Care’ list

People Magazine and "Great Place to Work" released the list this week and Wegmans came out on top. Cisco was number two. → Read More

Father says controversial guardrail impaled daughter’s car, killed her; NCDOT responds

“This is a safety device producing injuries similar to what you would see in war," said dad Stephen Eimers. → Read More