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Week 2 of The Blitz and scores from around the state

Here are the statewide scores from Week 2 of the high school football season. Click here to see them as well as segments of The Blitz.

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NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert refutes claim of racism by Alison Parker

NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert was a classmate and good friend of Alison Parker, who was the Jacksonville bureau reporter before Albert. WDBJ interviewed Albert, who knocked downs claims of racism against her friend.


Carteret County sheriff appointed to Governor’s Task Force

Asa Buck, the current Carteret County sheriff, has been appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Use.

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2005 was a hurricane season for record books

Saturday morning marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana as a category 3 storm.The death and destruction it brought to the Gulf Coast has been well documented ever since. What you may not remember is that Hurricane…

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Tryon Palace Foundation awarded grant

The Tryon Palace Foundation is one of 23 local nonprofit organizations awarded a grant from the Craven County Community Foundation. The foundation awarded more than $115,000 in grants this week. Of that, $5,000 will help support Tryon Palace's…


Oriental pump stations will be raised

According to the Bay River Metropolitan Sewer District, a sewage spill on Neuse Drive in Oriental has been contained and cleaned up. 

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Pedro helicopters fly for final time as formation

Pedro helicopters flew for the last time as a formation over Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on Friday.


Tropical Storm Erika continues to be disorganized

Tropical Storm Erika is producing heavy, flooding rains. The storm is moving across Hispaniola Friday.


Local law enforcement use license plate readers

Jacksonville Police use automatic license plate readers, this technology is similar to that used in the capture of WDBJ shooting suspect, Vester Flanagan.


ECU introducing program for Greek life as proactive measure

We've seen several stories in the past year about issues at fraternities and sororities. At East Carolina University, they're trying to be pro-active and introducing a program to stop problems before they happen.

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  • New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

    Pluto probe gets new assignment

    Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

    NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

    Mission scientists want New Horizons...

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