Monday, January 22, 2018

Disney dream: Students donate to aid autistic classmates

January 22, 2018

The harsh reality for many parents of students with disabilities is that certain things that are otherwise normal are off limits. A simple trip the movies, for example, could turn disruptive.

So imagine the thought of taking a child with severe autism nearly 650 miles south to Disney World in…

Fighting the good fight against human trafficking

January 22, 2018

Human trafficking could be happening anywhere, Pam Strickland said, so we all should be on the lookout.

Strickland, founder of Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking and a nationally known crusader against modern-day slavery, said the reason why is money: It is big business…

Jury selection set to begin in Vance Street murder trial

January 22, 2018

A the first of four men charged in what authorities have said was a random shooting that killed a man on Vance Street in 2015 is scheduled to go to trial on Monday, according to the Pitt County District Attorney’s office.

Adric Brown was 17 on Feb. 6 when he and three other teens were…

Pitt commissioners review capital projects for upcoming budget

January 22, 2018

The Pitt County Board of Commissioners will receive reports on construction needs and the county’s ability to fund those needs during its annual capital improvement plan and budget planning workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. today.

The meeting is being held in the emergency operations center,…

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