Sunday, May 19, 2019

Combating a crisis: Law enforcement, lawmakers open several fronts in opioid battle

May 19, 2019

As Paula Dance campaigned for her first term as Pitt County sheriff in 2018, she routinely identified the opioid epidemic as the most pressing challenge facing law enforcement. Among her mantras was, “You can’t arrest your way out of the crisis.”

Arresting users for drug-related…

Field of Honor: American flag display pays tribute to hundreds of heroes

May 19, 2019

As a band played in tribute, Lyn Haddock walked among hundreds of American flags on Friday, searching for the name of his hero. Finding it, he read aloud, Albert Ray Haddock.

He never met his uncle. The young soldier died while crossing the Rhine River two months before Lyn was born. He never…

Senior celebration: Event shares love across generations

May 19, 2019

“You have a purpose — you are somebody.”

That was the message for approximately 80 senior adults at the 16th annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Ceremony from keynote speaker Willis Bernard, co-pastor of About My Father’s Business Ministries.

The three-hour lunchtime…

McCraney becomes third PCC student to win Scott leadership award

May 19, 2019

WINTERVILLE — For the third time in seven years, a Pitt Community College student has received the N.C. Community College System’s (NCCCS) prestigious Gov. Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.

Last month, NCCCS announced that Markus McCraney, a PCC associate of arts student also…

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