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Hot Dish: Valentine's specials

Hot Dish checked with Greenville’s sit-down eateries about their Valentine’s Day specials.

Champs hit century mark

FARMVILLE — When Shaft Parker hit his first 3-point attempt less than a minute into Tuesday night’s game against Beddingfield, he knew it was going to be a good night.

  • ECU falls in OT

    Missed opportunities at the free throw line Tuesday night cost the East Carolina women’s basketball team, which lost its fifth straight game with a 74-67 setback in overtime against SMU in Dallas.

  • Pirates on skid vs. Wave

    Jeff Lebo is not paying much attention to Tulane’s record.

  • Newton: ‘I know who I am’

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton is not apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl.

  • 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.

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.

  • Editorial: Install pedestrian safety measures near PCC

    Developers and government leaders must take all available measures to assure safe pedestrian access to the new shopping center on Memorial Drive and other locations adjacent to Pitt Community College.

  • Letter: Feral cats dangerous

    In response to Joan Holster’s Feb. 3 letter (“County animal control best”), I would like to ask her how many feral cats she has had close contact with?

  • Letter: Teacher pay shameful

    June Atkinson, North Carolina’s state superintendent of schools, has the right idea when it comes to paying our teachers fairly.

  • Williams: Worry less about ‘segregation’

    George Orwell said, “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too.

  • 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.

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.

Meeting discusses police, community relations

The first step to lowering crime and strengthening relationships between the community and police begins with changing perceptions.

  • Consultant: Grow city through love

    Peter Kageyama has made a career of teaching people to love their cities and grow where they live through that love.

  • Redistricting court battle continues

    The state on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a judgment ordering North Carolina to redraw its 1st and 12th Congressional Districts by next week.

  • Local towns touting tourism

    FARMVILLE — Fountain Commissioner Alex Albright recently held a brainstorming session with Farmville residents to come up with ways to help small communities.“It’s just a discussion about the future of towns,” Albright said.

  • Tar at highest level since Floyd

    The highest the Tar River in Greenville has ever crested was nearly 30 feet in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd devastated the area with torrential rain and widespread flooding.

  • 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.

Man in drone case arrested a third time

A man who reportedly flew a drone that interfered with a helicopter was arrested for the third time since January and now faces a second charge of intimidating a witness.

  • Police seek help to ID suspects

    Winterville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men who reportedly stole from a local restaurant.

  • SHP: Car hits ditch, utility pole

    A driver and her passenger were injured on Feb. 2 after their vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned, according to the State Highway Patrol.

  • Crime: $13,000 in property seized

    Deputies seized money and merchandise valued at more than $13,000 on Monday in Farmville, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Apartment fire displaces 3

    Three people were displaced on Tuesday morning after a fire started in a heating unit at a Greenville apartment complex.

  • 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.


Bless your heart
Bless your heart