Thursday, February 22, 2018

Two retired lawmen running for Board of Commissioners

February 22, 2018

A Pitt County commissioner confirmed he will not seek re-election, and two Republicans have filed as candidates for his seat.

A veteran state senator also filed for re-election on Wednesday, while a local pastor is challenging a county commissioner in the Democratic primary.

Commissioner Charles…

Contest plants seed to grow entrepreneurs

February 22, 2018

If local businesses started by local residents are the product of a growing economic ecosystem in Pitt County, the seeds were sowed on Wednesday at the Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge.

Brad Hufford with the Economic Development Commission described the event in those terms as he walked around…

Billy Graham dead: North Carolina evangelist had worldwide following, the ear of presidents

February 21, 2018

Billy Graham, the charismatic evangelist whose eloquent oratory and passion for Jesus attracted a worldwide following and made him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time, was found dead Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

His death was…

Proud to be in Pitt County, industry wins corporate honor

February 21, 2018

Teamwork, corporate pride and community values earned a Greenville-based manufacturing company with a plant in neighboring Martin County the local economic development board’s highest honor on Tuesday.

Penco Products was selected by the Pitt County Development Commission as the county’s…

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