Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Uniform policy sees major revisions

May 23, 2017

A policy committee agreed to major changes to the Pitt County Schools uniform policy on Monday, stepping it ever closer to a dress and decency code.

The Board of Education committee met 11 a.m. in the central office board room to synthesize weeks worth of feedback gathered since April when the…

Sand mine unanimously approved

May 23, 2017

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to allow expansion of a mining operation on Sheppard Mill Road after nearby residents and the mine's operator reached a partial compromise on operational hours and equipment use.

Southern Land and Timber sought a special-use permit…

Video: Winterville chief gets golf-cart race victory

May 23, 2017

Winterville’s police chief carted himself to a victory on Monday, edging out Greenville’s police chief and Pitt County’s sheriff during the annual CrimeStoppers Golf Tournament.

The tournament, in its fifth year, featured a golf-cart race between Winterville Police Chief Ryan…

Child dies in head-on wreck

May 22, 2017

A 9-year-old girl died Sunday from injuries she suffered in a Saturday wreck on Mumford Road.

Ran’Davia Purvis, 9, was a third-grade student at Pactolus School.

Pitt County Schools spokesman Travis Lewis said a crisis team was at the school on Monday morning.

State Highway Patrol troopers…

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