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Friday, October 18, 2019
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Man shot dead; brother arrested

October 18, 2019

A 40-year-old Washington, N.C. man was shot and killed by his younger brother outside a mobile home in the Bells Fork area on Thursday, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Maurice Demetris Simpson, 40, died of a gunshot would to his chest, according to a news release from the…


Getting a second chance: Alliance helps ex-inmates overcome barriers to employment, housing

October 18, 2019

After inmates pay their debts to society, many find barriers to employment, housing, healthcare and even food.

Without supportive friends and family members, those same inmates often turn to crime and end up in prison again.

The NC Second Chance Alliance is a statewide association of community…


Youth Arts Festival: 15th annual event makes fall debut Saturday at the Town Common

October 18, 2019

Saturday looks to be a picturesque day at the Town Common and not just because of the forecast.

Sunny skies with a high near 70 are expected for the Youth Arts Festival, which take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, now in its 15th year, is making its first autumn appearance. Formerly a spring…


Gaffe throws council race into question

October 17, 2019

A challenger for a Greenville City Council seat discovered an error on the first day of early voting that has thrown the District 2 race into question.

John Landrine, who filed to run against longtime Councilwoman Rose Glover in July, learned about the error Wednesday when a poll worker handed him…

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