November 18, 2017

Forty-five thousands pounds of free sweet potatoes sat waiting.

With buckets, carts, coolers, crates, hampers, and buckets, people tried to load up with as many of the giant-sized tubers that they could on Friday in Bethel.

The sweet potatoes, donated to food banks by farmers, were distributed by…


November 18, 2017

The Pitt County Planning Board unanimously voted for two rezoning requests even though a neighbor opposed one item.

Jerry Moore spoke against Gary N. Jackson’s request to rezone 1.78 acres of property. Jackson’s land is on N.C. 43 South south of Hollywood Crossroads, the intersection of…

November 18, 2017

Two people reportedly robbed a teen of his shoes off Kristin Drive.

The incident occurred in the 200 block of Kristin Drive between 4:40-4:45 p.m. on Thursday, according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

A 17-year-old boy was robbed by two unknown suspects of a pair of Converse shoes…

November 18, 2017

Playing with friends after school is a cherished childhood tradition that one group of students at East Carolina University set out to help protect — by playing outside after school with their friends.

Members of ECU’s Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity gathered Friday afternoon to host a…


November 18, 2017

The addition of 16 provisional and supplemental absentee ballots flipped the results of a special election for a Winterville Council seat.

Ricky Hines won the two-year, unexpired term for the seat held by the late Ron Cooper, according to final election results posted by the Pitt County Board of…


November 18, 2017

A little boy who was in wreck that killed his mother on Monday morning is going to get his favorite mouse toy back.

Decadyen Donigan, 4, was seriously injured in the wreck as his mother,  Matrika Donigan, was driving him to school on N.C. 43 south of Greenville.

His mother died at the scene,…

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November 18, 2017

North Carolina and the entire United States are in the midst of an unprecedented demographic change that would be perilous to ignore but is loaded with potential economic and social benefits, according to a UNC professor addressing a rural health symposium in Greenville.

Nowhere is the urban-rural…


November 18, 2017

Sunday might feel like Christmas in November at Greenville’s Texas Roadhouse, as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures thanks to an event organized by the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children.

The third annual Texas Ho Ho Ho Down will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Texas…

November 18, 2017

The Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority is looking ahead to parking lot upgrades, runway repairs and a new agreement with American Airlines to partially support the airport’s on-site police officer. 

Federal funding that paid $80,600 of the airport’s $140,800 on-site police…


November 18, 2017


Turkey giveaway

Four Auto Store Group locations will give away 100 turkeys and all the fixings at 10 a.m. to families who need a little assistance this Thanksgiving. Locations are at 1926 N. Memorial Drive, Greenville; 4002 S. Memorial Drive, Winterville; 8827 W. Marlboro Road, Farmville; and…

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