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October 29, 2017

GRIFTON — Transportation, growth and liquor by the drink were among topics Grifton Board of Commissioners candidates tackled during a an Oct. 17 forum hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

David Ingles, Claude Kennedy and Raymond Oakes Jr. are running for two open seats on…

October 29, 2017

GRIFTON — Grifton’s mayoral candidates Mary Newton Moore, Jeff Gaddy and Billy Ray Jackson shared their concerns and ideas about the town’s future at during a candidate forum hosted by the Grifton Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter on Oct. 19.

“This is my home. I am proud of…


October 29, 2017

A 36-year-old man who allegedly was driving 90 mph on a two-lane rural road was charged with driving while impaired, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Antonio Ibarro, 36, of 4573 Barrett Road, Farmville, was stopped at 4:30 p.m on Oct. 21 on Stantonsburg Road at…

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October 29, 2017

The city of Greenville has unveiled a new pair of interactive websites to help the public to track development in the the city. 

The websites were designed by the City’s Planning Division. In a Friday news release, Planning GIS Technician Patrick House said the websites are a new way for…

October 29, 2017

For those that have never seen one of Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs, the new whirligig park in Wilson will be a marvel to behold.

For those who grew up visiting them in the field near Simpson’s home, the new Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum park in downtown Wilson should flood…


October 29, 2017

Grocery shopping drains a lot of our personal resources, both in terms of dollars and time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, food is the third-largest household expense for American families. For a family of four, the average monthly grocery bill runs between $642 on the most-thrifty…

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October 28, 2017

Local residents scared up a good time on Halloween of 1987, thanks to the efforts of the Jaycees and the Greenville Police Department.

Cobwebs skeletons and tombstones and spiderwebs all greeted visitors at the door of the Greenville Jaycees's 1987 House of Terror.

Guides gathered groups of brave…


October 28, 2017

A political action committee that has targeted Greenville mayoral candidate Calvin Mercer with a barrage of negative advertising is challenging statements by Mercer that he is under attack by dark money from outside of the city.

Greenville Jobs Now, a nonprofit group that supported municipal…

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October 28, 2017

All eyes were on forensic analyst Pat Matthews as she opened a white envelope on the witness stand that authorities say contained Isabel “Chaveli” Palacios’ set of car keys.

Matthews, who worked for the Wilson Police Department in 2015, said police found those keys on a built-in…


October 28, 2017

A donation that allowed Wahl-Coates Elementary School of the Arts to install an adaptive wheelchair swing was only the beginning of St. James United Methodist Church’s effort to be a better neighbor to the school.

Since the spring, St. James and its parishioners have given school supplies to…

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