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Governor Pat McCrory briefed citizens from the State Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning on the response to last night's snowfall across the state.
For consecutive Tuesdays in February, winter weather forced closures and disrupted schedules at East Carolina University. After a winter storm brought approximately three inches of snow on Tuesday, Feb. 24, classes were cancelled from 3:30 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Dr. Mark Iannettoni, professor and chief of general thoracic surgery for East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine and director of the new thoracic surgery residency program at Vidant Medical Center, has been honored nationally for his work with resident physicians.
Messages from Mom and Dad this week most likely will urge East Carolina University students to wrap up in winter coats, hats and gloves before venturing out in the cold.
In writing about the enchanting adventures of a 12-year-old boy in 19th century London, an East Carolina University theater professor has discovered a magical world of his own.
Ron Mitchelson has been named provost at East Carolina University after serving in the role on an interim basis since last year. The ECU Board of Trustees made Mitchelson's position permanent at their meeting today. After a national search, Chancellor Steve Ballard selected Mitchelson from what...
East Carolina University's Board of Trustees voted Feb. 20 to transition the name of Charles B. Aycock from a residence hall to a new space where the building's namesake and others will be recognized.
The dean emeritus of the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University was recently honored with one of North Carolina's most prestigious civilian awards for his outstanding service to the state in the area of health equity.
A new study by researchers at East Carolina University suggests that equivalent health insurance coverage may not level the disparities between African-American and Caucasian lung cancer patients when it comes to the stage at which they're diagnosed.
A winter storm that dropped a mix of ice, snow and sleet on campus Feb. 16 and 17 prompted cancellation of evening classes on Monday and university closure on Tuesday.
East Carolina University is one of thousands of campuses across the country participating in "V-Day," a global movement to open dialogue and end violence against women and girls.
Innovative community health care driven by patient needs, and tailoring local resources to cooperatively address those needs was the focus of the 11th annual Jean Mills Health Symposium held Feb. 6 at East Carolina University.
The renewal of a private funding source for research at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine will support work related to diseases that most impact the lives of eastern North Carolinians.
For the first time ever, most of East Carolina University's extensive African art collection is being exhibited simultaneously at six different sites during February.
An article authored by East Carolina University accounting professor Rebecca Fay made the front page of the Journal of Accountancy, the leading journal published by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The magazine reaches 500,000 accounting and finance professionals each month, more than...
As of Jan. 30, the CDC reported 102 people from 14 states suffering from an outbreak of measles, most linked to exposure at an amusement park in California. As the highly contagious disease continues to spread, an ongoing controversy has flared regarding parents' choices not to vaccinate...
The College of The Albemarle COAST Players are bringing the timeless classic West Side Story to the Performing Arts Center in Elizabeth City, February 26 - March 8, 2015. The cast is made up of over 30 actors, singers, and dancers. The show is being directed by Jeffrey Emmerich, drama director...
When East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine was awarded a $1 million grant by the American Medical Association in 2013 to help shape how future doctors are trained, AMA leaders cited the school's reputation for bold innovation.
Whether a snowstorm emerges or a hurricane strikes, East Carolina University has a plan. That's one reason the National Weather Service has again recognized ECU as StormReady, a nationwide program that helps communities plan for severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
A light snow fell on East Carolina University's newest dental service learning center in Spruce Pine on Jan. 30, as stakeholders gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the facility for dental education and oral health care.
An East Carolina University program that assists college students with learning disabilities will get an important boost from a two-year grant recently awarded by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
East Carolina University sophomore Katherine Corbett may be best known for her ballet and tap skills, but she also can sew.
A record-setting 1,145 Pirates braved temperatures in the 40s Jan. 22 to jump into the icy waters of the outdoor swimming pool at East Carolina University's Student Recreation Center.
It has been long hypothesized that what and when you eat affects your bottom line (pun intended). But new animal research suggests that limiting the amount of time in which food is consumed during the day may directly relate to obesity or healthy weight - at least in mice models, that is...
A new state requirement brought more than 40 physical education teachers to East Carolina University recently for a daylong workshop.
Patrons of Todd Dining Hall at East Carolina University were entertained by ECU alumnus Chris Grymes' "pop-up performance" on Jan. 21.
The second of two public forums was hosted by East Carolina University Tuesday to allow Board of Trustees members to hear community viewpoints on the possible renaming of Aycock Residence Hall.
Some members of the Wake County Board of Education have joined the list of education policymakers hoping to find the same flexibility for traditional public schools that charter schools enjoy, though some school choice supporters are suspicious of the board members' motives.
Tynita Butts, the record-setting high jumper on ECU's track and field team who won the Penn Relays twice and was named an NCAA All-American six times, was inducted into her high school's sports hall of fame. The ceremony was held Dec. 8 at T.C. Williams High School in her hometown of Alexandria, Vir
Every year, local newspapers announce the Golden Leaf Scholarship as an opportunity for NC residents. It is a scholarship offered by the Golden Leaf Foundation for high school seniors entering as Freshmen into eligible 4yr college/universities OR Community College transfer students.
East Carolina University archivists are in the middle of a yearlong project to catalogue everything from film reels to financial statements from more than 600 outdoor theaters across the nation.
Accept responsibility when it comes, the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine Mitzi Miller told a crowd at East Carolina University Tuesday night. Even though a task may seem overwhelming, she said, "You accept it; you move forward."
Influenza has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with a total of 90 people who have died from flu-related causes in North Carolina. Despite concerns that this year's vaccine is not effective against all strains, health officials still indicate that vaccination is the best protection...
East Carolina University will host two public forums to gather feedback on the naming of Charles B. Aycock Residence Hall -- one session focused on students' opinions and the other for employees, alumni and the community.
In rural eastern North Carolina, septic systems are the primary way sewage is treated. While the systems are simple yet effective, some experts now wonder if the systems and the rules governing their installation are sufficient to keep ground and surface water clean from the modern synthetic...
Uptown Greenville reached record levels of investment in 2014 with the Uptown Parking Deck, the Community Smith Superblock project, and The Boundary @ West End development, among many others.
Two events at East Carolina University will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Heavy downpours didn't dampen the celebration of a construction milestone for Gateway Residence Hall at East Carolina University on Jan. 12.
East Carolina University faculty who can generate creative, innovative ways of teaching course materials are eligible for grants offered by Teaching Grants Committee of ECU's Faculty Senate.
A new grant will allow East Carolina University and partner institutions to address a saltwater issue affecting the ecosystems and economy of eastern North Carolina.
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