Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Commissioners pass on additional teacher supplement funding

May 21, 2019

The Board of Commissioners on Monday voted down a motion to further raise a proposed tax increase to fund additional pay supplements for Pitt County teachers in the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.

Commissioner Christopher Nunnally proposed adding 1.6 cents to a proposed 3.3-cent property tax rate…

Council OKs $1.9 million contract for Gateway Plaza

May 21, 2019

The Greenville City Council unanimously approved a $1.9 million contract Monday night to proceed with construction of the Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza on the Town Common.  

The project was conceived to commemorate the history of the former Shore Drive neighborhood and Sycamore Hill Baptist…

UNC System, ECU file for injunction against county, Vidant

May 20, 2019

The UNC system and East Carolina University filed a compliant Monday seeking an injunction and ultimately a reversal of changes that stripped the UNC Board of Governors’ authority to make appointments to the governing board of Vidant Medical Center.

The complaint filed in state Superior Court…

Dinner raises money, highlights impact of local community center

May 20, 2019

Barbecue and redemption were the central themes on Sunday as hundreds gathered at the Third Street Education Center during its annual Dinner on the Grounds.

The event — which featured a barbecue dinner and talk by North Carolina pitmaster, writer and food critic Bob Garner —…

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