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Lauderdale: Tips on laying dormant sod

Dormant laying of sod has become more common due to interest in an instant lawn any time of year and the need to complete landscape projects with construction projects due to loans or ordinances.

Pirates ease dental fears

Three gentle giants helped ease some children’s fears about visiting the dentist at Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry on Friday morning.

  • Vikes continue surge

    Even when his team started the season with 10 consecutive losses, D.H. Conley boys’ basketball coach Rob Maloney never doubted his team’s effort level.

  • Props the hit for Super Bowl

    Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning’s head for a Seattle safety.

  • 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.

  • HS roundup: Postseason for some

    FARMVILLE — By making it to the third round of this year’s 2-A state dual team playoffs, Farmville Central’s wrestling team already had surpassed last year’s second-round playoff run entering Thursday night’s match against Dixon.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

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

Feb. 6 Darts & Laurels

To the groundbreaking for the Venters fire substation by volunteers, Ayden town officials and community members.

  • Campbell: Longing for peace and rest

    In recollecting 2015, I remember legendary CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite, who closed each evening’s newscast by saying, “And that’s the way it is.”Two weeks into the year the UNC Board of Governors shocked us, and many of their own board, by ineptly firing President Tom Ross.

  • National Editorial: Find the hidden voter fraud

    If two Missouri House Republicans get their way, the scourge of voter fraud could soon be wiped out for good in Missouri.

  • Letter: Wake up about drugs

    According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug overdose deaths have become the leading cause of injury deaths in the U.S. — more than motor vehicles or firearms.

  • Letter: Votes counter hatred

    Voters are angry, and for good reason.

  • Gannon: Where we’re at on complex teacher pay issue

    “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April.

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.

Mirra’s death deals shock to community

Dave Mirra was said to be struggling with internal demons, but friends he saw in the days and hours before he died in an apparent suicide said they never would have guessed.

Man faces charges for sex with minor

Greenville police have arrested a man on charges of having sex with a minor.

  • Woman rescued from river

    TARBORO — A Wednesday night Silver Alert ended in less than 18 hours as authorities found the missing woman clinging to a branch in the Tar River.

  • Feb. 6 Greenville Fire-Rescue Calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from Jan. 28-Feb.3.

  • Local man accused of running prostitution ring

    A 65-year-old man who reportedly slept with women and graded them before they worked in a prostitution ring he was leading was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Men sentenced for meth possession

    One Lenoir County man was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and another received a sentence of nearly six years after pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

  • Nine charged in contraband cigarettes case

    Nine people, including a Greenville man, were indicted for conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and aiding and abetting, and made their first appearances in federal court this week.


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