Monday, February 20, 2017

Ministering to the body and the soul

February 20, 2017

SIMPSON — She stood quietly at the podium, fighting off tears and gathering her thoughts.

Keonya “KeKe” Miller thought she was just going to talk about vegan brownies but ended up showing how a lifetime of heartbreak comes from heart disease. 

"My mother passed from heart…

Rules for RVs, tiny houses back on commissioners' docket

February 20, 2017

Pitt County planning officials are again asking county commissioners to amend the ordinance text governing recreational vehicles and tiny houses during their 6 p.m. meeting and public hearing today.

Planning staff wants the changes because the county had few regulations in place for permitting RVs…

Applications being offered for flood buyout

February 20, 2017

Homeowners whose houses were damaged by flooding following Hurricane Matthew are being encouraged to apply for a "buyout" of their property.

Pitt County Planning Director James Rhodes announced earlier this month that the state of North Carolina has received approximately $100 million for the…

Vidant nurse shortage a lasting challenge

February 19, 2017

Vidant Medical Center in Greenville continues to struggle with a persistent shortage of registered nurses a year after reporting that the shortage forced it to close some beds. As the aging population continues to increase, the problem will continue to challenge Vidant and most other hospitals in…

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