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  1. Greene Central alum Godwin leads host ECU into regionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | Sun Journal

    Fifteen years after he got his coaching start at Kinston High School under the late Ronnie Battle, East Carolina baseball coach and Greene Central alumn Cliff Godwin will lead the Pirates against former mentor Mark Scalf and UNC-Wilmington. The Pirates  play the Seahawks , who they beat twice before, 6-4 and 5-4.

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  2. Regional chefs head to New Bern for showdownRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Sun Journal

    Chefs from across the region will head to Lawson's Landing in New Bern Tuesday to go head-to-head in the 2018 North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association Chef Showdown. The showdown, presented by Got to be NC Agriculture, will determine the 21 chefs across the state in three different regional competitions who will advance to the finals in Charlotte, Aug. 27. The winner will be named "NCRLA Chef of the Year."

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  3. TIPOFF: Chapter attends conference Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Sun Journal

    Members of Continental Societies Inc., New Bern Chapter, attended the 34th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Wilmington on March 9-10. The Mid-Atlantic Region consists of 12 chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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  4. Havelock Pregnancy Center's Cindy Springston shares journey from grief to discoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Sun Journal

    When Cindy Springston looks into the faces of the young, often frightened mothers she works with each week, she sees the features of another young woman from decades past, one contemplating a decision that would remain hidden from her family for over 50 years, one with eyes remarkably like Springston's own. “I have a story to tell,” says the West Virginia native, relaxing in her office at the Havelock Pregnancy Resource Center Friday morning.

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  5. Martin Luther King Jr's assasination rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | Sun Journal

    On 6:01 p.m. on April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The day before, King had stood in the Mason Temple, stating “I've been to the mountaintop.” He didn't know he would die, but he predicted it: “And then I got to Memphis,” he said, “and some began to say the threats… were out.

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  6. Coal is on the decline, natural gas on the rise at N.C. utilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | Sun Journal

    Coal was responsible for about 60 percent of North Carolina's energy generation in 2006, a number that declined to under 30 percent as of 2016, the most recent full year for which the federal Energy Information Administration has reported data. "Largely, the price of natural gas falling has been the largest catalyst," said Harrison Fell, an energy economist at N.C. State University, who along with colleague Dan Kaffine studied the change while researching an upcoming American Economic Journal paper titled "The Fall of Coal."

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  7. 7 military sites to visit in ENCRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Sun Journal

    It's not beach weather yet but the rich history of North Carolina might be your next best chance at a weekend adventure. With historic forts just over an hour away and free tours abounding, there's something to satisfy every military history buff.

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  8. How N.C. used a threatened lawsuit to prevent offshore drilling beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2018 | Sun Journal

    The plan, like others that have proposed drilling off the Carolina coast, has been met with stiff opposition. During a visit to Wilmington last month, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, pledged that the state will file a lawsuit if north Carolina is not removed from the plan.

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  9. Eastern N.C. waterways vulnerable to sewage spillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Sun Journal

    When the forecast calls for heavy rain, Jim Wynn walks around his Oakwood Drive house and pulls the chains up on commodes so nobody accidentally flushes them. The action is necessary because Wynn installed a valve that shuts his house off from sewage service during heavy rain in an effort to keep dirty water from backing up into his house every time Mother Nature drops an inch or so of rain on Havelock.

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  10. Crazy giant figurine farm on U.S. 74/76 ready to grow Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | Sun Journal

    Just a couple of miles past the Brunswick County line on U.S. 74/76, most drivers get a surprise. Stallions are rearing.

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  11. Solar tariffs could cost N.C. hundreds of jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | Sun Journal

    A Trump Administration decision to impose tariffs on imported solar panels could slow the growth of the solar industry, including in North Carolina, according to industry officials. Last month, President Donald Trump announced his decision to impose a four-year safeguard tariff on imported solar cells and modules, starting Feb. 7 at 30 percent and decreasing by 5 percent during each of the next three years before expiring.

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  12. HISTORY, Jan. 31: 1st soldier since Civil War executed for desertion Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | Sun Journal

    Editor's note: It's a small world. Thanks to reader Jim Wright of Wilmington who called to point out that Army Maj.

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  13. 14 PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | Sun Journal

    It honors the 2017 actors, musicians and volunteers at the theater, 414 Pollock St., New Bern. It will recognized the outstanding actors, musicians and volunteers of the year.

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  14. Shriners ready to celebrate in New Bern Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | Sun Journal

    The Sudan Shriners, with headquarters in New Bern for more than 5,000 members in more than 40 Eastern North Carolina counties, return to town Friday and Saturday for the annual Winter Ceremonial. The weekend is a lot about the Shriners' business of raising money for free medical care for children through its Shriners Hospitals.

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  15. Benny's Big Time Pizzeria sets December opening dateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Sun Journal

    "A Chef's Life" stars Vivian Howard and husband Ben Knight have announced an opening date for their Wilmington restaurant. According to the Benny's Big Time Pizzeria Facebook page, the restaurant at 206 Greenfield St. in the South Front Apartments development will open Tuesday, Dec. 12. The couple announced they would open their third restaurant in Wilmington last year and said they expected the restaurant to open in the summer of 2017.

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  16. Why are North Atlantic right whale numbers declining?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Sun Journal

    After years of steady improvement, one of the Atlantic ocean's most at-risk whales -- a species with strong ties to North Carolina -- is in perilous decline, according to researchers. The North Atlantic right whale, historically a target for harpooners, saw its population improve from 270 whales in 1990 to 483 in 2010, according to research led by Richard Pace of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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  17. Proposed Pender aquarium funding questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Sun Journal

    Raiford Trask said he is surprised -- even if he admits he shouldn't be -- that his idea for a state-run aquarium on his planned development in Pender County has generated so much controversy. "Maybe I shouldn't have been, given today's political climate, but I was surprised," Trask said in an interview at his small office on Eastwood Road last week.

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  18. You can soon play Carolina Keno lottery game in N.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | Sun Journal

    Fans of the N.C. Education Lottery can soon play the lottery right at the table of their favorite restaurants. On Sunday, the state organization will activate a new social draw game called Carolina Keno, which will be offered in social settings like restaurants, bars, coffee shops and bowling alleys.

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  19. Wilmington Arts Summit to meet FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Sun Journal

    A networking and professional development conference for artists and arts organizations, the summit is presented by the Arts Council of Wilmington in cooperation with UNCW and Quality Enhancement for Arts Organizations . Workshop and presentation topics include fundraising and grant writing, working with traditional and social media, artist-gallery relations, arts marketing, how to serve on a non-profit board and using video.

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  20. Arthritis a disease that afflicts not just the elderlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | Sun Journal

    She also got into pageantry and is currently Mrs. Eastern North Carolina and will be in the Mrs. North Carolina pageant in November. She has circulated a flyer for a Thursday fundraiser and awareness event at Panera Bread in New Bern.

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