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Monday, October 23, 2017
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Snagging some help: Grant secured to clear debris from Contentnea Creek

October 23, 2017

When five inches of rain fell west of Grifton in May, about a foot of water flowed over the east bank of Contentnea Creek, damaging the town’s recreational vehicle and trail park.

The site had sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew and the May event worsened the problems.

“It was…


Aging expo keeps seniors living large later in life

October 23, 2017

Senior citizens wishing to stay on their feet and enjoy life longer converged on the Greenville Convention Center Thursday for the annual Healthy Aging and Wellness Expo.

Falls prevention and dozens of other issues of concern to people 50 and older were covered by health care providers and vendors,…


Policy takes precedent: School board defends end to attendance area exemption

October 22, 2017

Frustrations overflowed after the Pitt County Board of Education ended a practice that allowed some students to attend D.H. Conley High School even though they live in the South Central High School attendance area — but board members said policy, not practice takes precedent.

In an Oct. 2…


YEAR ON THE TAR: A fishing institution

October 22, 2017

Joe Albea's earliest childhood memories of the Tar River are the many times his mother told him to stay away from it.

It is the same for lifelong friend, business associate and fishing buddy Tommy Harrington. Luckily, they both disobeyed their moms at some point.

The two have spent their lives…

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