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August 18, 2018

Big plans were brewing as East Carolina University welcomed back students for the 1988 fall semester.

Speaking at the Convocation ceremony, ECU Chancellor Richard Eakin told faculty that the school would face a universitywide strategic planning effort during the next two years, including plans to…


August 18, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 350 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 9-15. Following is a breakdown:


Aug. 9

■ 2:16 a.m. — confined cooking fire at 811 W. 14th St. Cleared 2:38 a.m.

■ 4:27 p.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at Southeast Greenville Boulevard…

August 18, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers Market, 4560 County Home Road, will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pitt County Nutrition Program will offer its recipe of the week and local musicians will play. For more information, call 355-7612.

Bee friendly

National Honey Bee…


August 17, 2018

The train trestle over Charles Boulevard that tells motorists they are in Pirate country has been looking a little shabby lately. 

Come Sunday, crews hired by the city of Greenville and East Carolina University are going to take care of that with a new paint job they hope to have…


August 17, 2018

Greenville Utilities Commission is pushing back the construction start date of its new operations center to get a better idea of the project’s cost.

The decision followed efforts efforts to further reduce the project’s costs, GUC Chief Administrative Officer Chris Padgett said during a…


August 17, 2018

East Carolina’s homegrown hit makers Parmalee will be bringing their brand of country and rock to Freeboot Friday to fire up fans before the ECU-UNC football game, Uptown Greenville announced Thursday.

The one-time Greenville based band who hit it big with their song “Carolina” in…


August 17, 2018

North Carolina’s state treasurer hopes his office’s ability last month to freeze health insurance premium costs for state employees will motivate all residents and taxpayers to get healthy and stay healthy as long as possible.

At a time when the Congressional Budget Office is predicting…


August 17, 2018

WILLIAMSTON — Richard Silverthorne realized early on Thursday he was going to have a great day.

As he watched a news report on the winning Powerball numbers, he discovered he was a $100,000 winner.

“It was sort of hard to believe at first,” said Silverthorne, who works in…

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August 17, 2018

Greenville Police arrested Kenneth Devine Guilford, 21, of Greenville on Wednesday on felony statutory rape charges. 

Guilford is charged with felony statutory rape of a child between the ages of 4 and 15. He's also charged with resisting a public officer.

Arrest warrants indicate…


August 17, 2018

AYDEN — The town of Ayden is asking the state to let it use a Clean Water State Revolving Fund grant to continue “find and fix” efforts on the town’s sanitary sewer system.

In 2016, the town was awarded a Clean Water State Revolving Fund package for about $1.3 million,…

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