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I never meant to hate Cam Newton.

I was born in Eastern North Carolina, which means I wasn’t born in the heart of ACC country: I was born in Pirate Territory.

I explained to a Kinston tourist that local infatuation with piracy had more to do with a black-bearded man named Edward Teach than East Carolina University, but deep down I knew it was all bluster. 1,135 more words

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In Kinston, a city's anxiety crests with its river

The parking lots adjacent to the Chef and the Farmer and the Lenoir County Office Complex on Herritage Street have gradually evolved into an unofficial center of operations for emergency management officials this week in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and horrific flooding that’s displaced thousands across Eastern North Carolina. 515 more words

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Neuse River edges into areas untouched by Floyd

It’s been nearly six days since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Charleston County, S.C. and the tropical storm’s atmospheric  remnants have long since dissipated into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving blue skies across Eastern North Carolina for the better part of the week. 767 more words

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Record NC Flood Doesn't Stop Kinston area 85 year old from Seeing Doctor

Kinston, NC area 10/13/2016

Elizabeth Maxwell’s 85 year-old dad wasn’t feeling well. Kenneth felt weak and had a fever with an elevated temperature. His regular doctor is in Greenville, NC about an hour north from this Lenoir County, NC town of 500 people. 169 more words

Values & disaster-stricken North Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory broadcast his press conference live on Facebook Tuesday night from Raleigh as he laid out the state’s continued response to Hurricane Matthew. 885 more words

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