February 16, 2019

ELIZABETH CITY — The state's prison director is defending his decision to end promotional exams for correctional sergeants and lieutenants.

In a Feb. 1 memo, Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter said that he was suspending the exams for sergeant and lieutenant, effective immediately.…

Prison Assaults North Carolina

February 16, 2019

RALEIGH — State lawmakers expressed concern this week the long-awaited transformation of the state Medicaid system to a managed care format might have missed the mark in a fundamental area.

During a House Health Committee meeting, Senior Chairman Greg Murphy, R-Pitt, told N.C. Health and…

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February 16, 2019

East Carolina University’s Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. was among 50 African-American musicians, writers and artists honored Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper in celebration of Black History Month.

The event was hosted by the N.C. African American Heritage Commission and…


February 16, 2019

From going for a walk in the park to having a Puppuccino, dogs at the Pitt County Animal Shelter are getting out of their kennels and experiencing a new leash on life as they experience a Doggy Day Out.   

The Doggy Day Out program allows county residents to take an adoptable dog on an…


February 16, 2019

Three people have been arrested on drug charges after a package containing 4,000-5,000 Xanax tablets was intercepted in the U.S. Postal System, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for 518 Lancelot St., Grimesland, as a result of the…

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February 16, 2019

A man was arrested on Thursday after stealing a vehicle, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday. The report listed the address of the incident on the 1700 block of Rosewood Drive,…

February 16, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. Call 746-8403.

Black history celebration

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will hold a Black History Month Celebration with the…


February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Bypassing Congress, which approved far less money for his…

Trump Border Security

February 15, 2019

Mayor P.J. Connelly cast the deciding vote to approve a request to rezone nearly 13 acres of land on East Fire Tower Road at Thursday’s Greenville City Council meeting.

However, a second vote must be taken in March to finalize the approval, City Attorney Emanuel McGirt said.

Council rules say…

February 15, 2019

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation does not have enough debt space to borrow the full $3 billion for local road and bridge construction promised in the Build NC Bond Act of 2018, State Treasurer Dale Folwell said.

Folwell made this comment last week in his monthly conference call…

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