Week in review: Weather, football and school returns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – It was another active week of news across the East.

It began last weekend, when the Richlands community found out about a double homicide. Crews were initially called out for a house fire, but eventually found two bodies inside.

Students across the East also returned to the classroom this past week, marking the end of the summer. But less than a week in, many districts had to close early because of Tropical Storm Hermine.

The storm caused flooding to portions of the East, and dropped three tornadoes, two of which touched downed in Carteret County.

The third tornado hit a campground in Hatteras, injuring four people.

“They got out in time. Their camper went straight into the canal,” said a witness.

But not even the weather could stop ECU, as the Pirates stomped on Western Carolina in the season opener. The final score was 52 to 7.

And finally, a Greenville artist’s “So Gone Challenge” went viral after being shared by BET Gospel. Keya Smith started the challenge as a way to inspire others.

“Young ladies saying oh my goodness I seen the video and I was like at the ending or, I’m in a relationship, an abusive relationship and you just you know gave me clarity and I know I have to leave now,” Smith said.

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