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Some Salvation Army Red Kettles are struggling to fill up

The season of giving is upon us and this is the time of the year when non-profit organizations, like the Salvation Army, collect the donations and funding needed to help community members year-round.

North Carolina coastal residents speak out regarding offshore drilling

Off-shore drilling continues to be a hot topic in North Carolina and on Tuesday, local residents had the opportunity to make their voices heard during a public meeting with the secretary of the state's Department of Environmental Quality.

Pitt County high school assuring parents, students of safety measures

While security at eastern North Carolina schools is in the minds of many, school resource officers (SROs) are the first line of defense during a crisis.

Holiday Vacations Sample Spot 2

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Player of the Week: Day'ron Sharpe

South Central sophomore Day'ron Sharpe is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week.

Emerald Isle Police 'PEP' program to focus on active shooter preparedness

One Eastern North Carolina police department is addressing active shooter situations Tuesday morning in its monthly public education program.


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Suspect held in killings of homeless men in Las Vegas

Joshua Castellon was being held on a gun charge and police planned to charge him in the killings of two homeless men and the shootings of two others, which appear random.

How the Parkland survivors became advocates for gun reform

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have become powerful gun reform advocates. Experts say it's because they've never known a world without mass shootings.

Lawyer who is oligarch's son-in-law pleads guilty in Russia probe

Alex van der Zwaan was charged Feb. 16 for making false statements about his communications with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.

Parkland students travel to Florida capital to push gun reform

About 100 students traveled by bus to Tallahassee on Tuesday to convince lawmakers to enact change after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school.

Parkland student gets posthumous West Point admission

Fifteen-year-old Peter Wang, who was killed while trying to help classmates escape from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was posthumously accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday "for his heroic actions on Feb. 14, 2018."