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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Florence aftermath: Parts of county still lack power, flooding a concern

September 18, 2018

GRIFTON — More than 1,400 people are still in the dark in Pitt County and Duke Energy officials are not clear when power will be restored.

In Grifton, more than a dozen empty bucket trucks sat in a flooded Dollar General parking lot. Along various streets, workers cut down trees and began…


Hearing scheduled for S.W. Bypass plan

September 18, 2018

The Pitt County Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will allow people to offer comments on the plan which, if adopted, will govern development in the approximately 45-square-mile area that extends…


Sample ballots available for review

September 18, 2018

Pitt County residents now can see which contests will appear on their Nov. 6 ballot, the elections board director said.

Dave Davis announced sample ballots are available online for review. Voters can visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ to view the ballot for their voter precinct, Davis said.

Pitt…


Florence causes fair to delay opening until Wednesday

September 17, 2018

The opening of the county fair has been delayed a day to Hurricane Florence.

The 99th annual Pitt County American Legion Agricultural Fair will be open Wednesday through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 3910 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway.

Fair Manager Kenneth Ross said Powers Midway was delayed in…

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