October 16, 2018

Pitt County Schools could see a significant decrease in revenue thanks to a bill to make it easier for bail bonds agents to avoid paying forfeitures.

Since the bill came into effect this month, PCS has already seen a loss of $52,000.

When a defendant is charged with a crime, the state often sets a…


October 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH — A judge declined Monday to punish a black University of North Carolina graduate student who admitted to pouring red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue’s toppling months later.

After a day of impassioned…

Confederate Monument North Carolina

October 16, 2018

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.

He died in Seattle from complications of non-…

Obit Paul Allen

October 16, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers on Monday were ironing out decisions on spending hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up from Hurricane Florence and help the storm’s victims.

The General Assembly resumed a special session that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper began two weeks ago with…

Florence Special Session

October 16, 2018

A woman was cut during a fight in the River Bluff area on Saturday in one of two disruptions reported there recently, according to Greenville Police Department reports.

A 27-year-old woman was at a home in the 100 block of River Bluff Road off of East 10th Street about 11:30 p.m. when the…

October 16, 2018

Three Pitt County district court candidates are looking past political party designations in their quest to earn a seat on the bench.

Political parties became an issue this year due to action by North Carolina General Assembly.

The General Assembly passed a law in late 2016 that made state Supreme…

Mario Perez

October 16, 2018

Greenville’s mayor on Monday announced a number of measures to increase security in the downtown area after a fight resulted in a stabbing death at Fifth and Evans streets on Saturday night. 

The incident is the second death as a result of violence downtown in about a month. Police…


October 16, 2018

No one ever said that getting older is easy. But maintaining good health can make aging less difficult.

The Pitt Aging Coalition is hosting the “Healthy Aging Conference” today from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Church, 3551 Charles Blvd.

The conference’s 30-minute concurrent…

October 16, 2018

Hungry for a way to help victims of Hurricane Florence, East Carolina University students, staff, parents and supporters made a weighty donation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

The ECU Hurricane Florence Recovery Drive provided more than 57,000 pounds of food and household…


October 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH — A judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina’s chancellor won’t have to testify at the trial of a woman accused of pouring red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue’s toppling months…

Confederate Monument North Carolina
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