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Eppes students win state Beta Club awards

C.M. Eppes Middle School’s Beta Club recently brought home honors from the state convention in Greensboro.Students competed in various academic, talent and art competitions.

  • Hope wins regional MATHCOUNTS competition

    A team of “Mathletes” from Hope Middle School was named winner of Saturday’s Eastern Regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

  • A.G. Cox wins honors at math competition

    A.G. Cox Middle School had two of its three math teams to win honors in the recent Pam Pack Math Competition at Washington High School.

  • School Menu Feb. 9

    Todaybaked spaghetti, breadstick, pork chop sandwich, steamed broccoli, lima beans, blueberries with toppingWednesdayMandarin chicken, brown rice, cheese sticks, romaine salad, pineapple tidbitsThursdaychicken sandwich, chicken quesadilla, baked french fries, carrots, pearsFridaychicken tenders, breadstick, barbecue slider, coleslaw, deli roaster potatoes, baked beans, peachesMondaypizza, beef taco, Tostitos scoops, cheese, romaine salad, corn, strawberries

  • Ayden Middle names science fair winners

    Ayden Middle School has named winners of its school science fair. Seventh-grader Ryan Baxter won best in show.

  • Kids Stuff Feb. 9

    Pottery workshopPitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St., will offer a potter’s wheel family workshop from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Woodward: Pirates battle downshift

Maybe the best way to describe the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s surprisingly dismal season is to use the law of averages.

  • ECU coaches deliver on tight deadline

    It was a couple of days before Christmas when Kenwick Thompson found out he was headed for Greenville.

  • Will Panthers be back?

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Carolina quarterback Cam Newton did not say much after the Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, but the league’s MVP did promise this: “We’ll be back.”But will they?

  • Huskies overwhelm ECU

    Connecticut brought its shooting touch to the gym on Super Bowl Sunday and posted nearly identical scores against East Carolina in the first and second halves of a comfortable 85-67 victory in Storrs, Conn.

  • Manning seals second title

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The best thing for Peyton Manning is that he won the Super Bowl.A close second — he never has to lace ‘em up again.

  • Panthers bowled over

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos.

Editorial: Enrollment decision misdirected

The Pitt County Board of Education’s well-meaning decision last week to adopt open enrollment for most schools rightly attempts to provide students with academic and extra-curricular access, but wrongly decides the issue of student athletics.

  • Letter: Strolling Memory Lane

    I want to thank you for running the piece on Carytown in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia. It is a fine example of urban development and branding.

  • Letter: Connect NC helps agriculture

    On March 15, North Carolinians will have the chance to vote on the Connect NC bond.

  • Gannon: Direction on teacher pay

    Recently in this space I wrote about where North Carolina is in average teacher pay compared to the rest of the country.

  • NC Editiorial: Mental health reforms

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has commendably concentrated on mental health care and substance abuse with a task force focused on issues that have confused and challenged lawmakers for many years.

  • Godly: Tar River Legacy Plan

    There comes a time when a community must ask itself, “How will we make the leap from good to great?

Clark: Saluting racial pioneers

I received an email recently announcing my 50th high school reunion later this year.

  • Rutledge: An unlikely highway hero

    In the hallway near my new office, a manager from information technologies said he had ordered a new case for the small computer I’d been issued a few days before. “We’re getting you a special case,” he said. “It comes with a big magnet on the bottom.” He was having some fun with me.

  • Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

    Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Grizzard: Too many young lives lost, too many left to ask ‘Why?’

    Why? It’s the natural question we ask when tragedy rocks our world.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

Search loads up with talent for show

Twenty-one acts will take the stage in the second Down East Talent Search now that judges have made their selections for the annual S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series fundraiser.

  • Tunnel provides 'Ray of Hope'

    In a dimly lit room inside Mendenhall Student Center, four East Carolina University students stood in front of mirrors labeled: “TOO FEM, TOO FAT, TOO MASC, TOO SKINNY.” Next door, a woman talked about the isolation she experienced after coming out as bisexual.

  • GUC: Electric rates may fall again

    Greenville Utilities Commission’s top executive on Monday said he is recommending an electric rate decrease in the coming fiscal year.

  • Council addresses board attendance

    The Greenville City Council at its meeting Monday directed staff to come up with recommendations to increase the attendance of its boards and commissions because not enough members are showing up.

  • Luncheon features House candidates

    A voter education and registration drive is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at C.M. Eppes Recreation Center on Nash Street.

  • N.C. 222 temporarily closing

    N.C. 222 will be closed starting Wednesday as the N.C. Department of Transportation relocates ditches for a widening project.The road will close from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Man charged with interference of helicopter arrested again

A Greenville man arrested last month on allegations that he flew a drone that interfered with a helicopter was arrested again and is accused of intimidating a witness.

  • One juror picked in triple murder trial

    One juror was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing three cousins at a Farmville convenience store in 2012.

  • Several wrecks reported near Chicod

    At least five wrecks occurred on Sunday night in the area of Black-Jack Simpson Road and Chicod, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Second arrest made in larceny

    A second man allegedly involved in a burglary in Greenville in November was arrested on Friday.

  • Police seek help to identify suspect

    Greenville police are seeking assistance in identifying a man who reportedly stole from a local store twice in January, according to the Greenville Police Department.

  • Home fire displaces resident

    Greenville Fire-Rescue on Monday responded to a house fire that displaced one person.


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