Saturday, August 24, 2019

Empty gas tank, broken gauge and you’re still on my mind

August 24, 2019

In the middle of a lake is no place to be powerless. But there is usually a measure of life-affirming experience that comes from running out of gas.

It was a long time ago, and I’m not sure if I was there or if I’ve just heard the story so many times. What I know happened is that the…

Dontae Sharpe celebrates new found freedom at Philippi Church of Christ with family, friends and supporters

August 23, 2019

There were cheers, along with tears.

Dontae Sharpe celebrated his newfound freedom, a day after being released after serving 25 years of a life prison sentence.

Standing among at least 100 family, friends and supporters, which included representatives from the North Carolina NAACP, Sharpe at times…

City will re-exam proposed parking changes

August 23, 2019

Greenville city leaders will “reflect” on multiple objections to a proposal to impose a night-time parking fee in the downtown area before presenting final recommendations to City Council.

The presentation to the council, originally scheduled for September, also will be pushed back for…

Greenville Fire-Rescue trains for elevator emergencies

August 22, 2019

Becoming trapped in an elevator can be terrifying but knowing what to do — and what not do — is the difference between a safe rescue and serious injury or death, experts say.

Elevator incidents are more common that people might think. So far this year, Greenville Fire-Rescue has…

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