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June 26, 2018

PINETOPS — During a church service at Thornes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount one Sunday morning, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson was approached by a young man with ambitions to become a deputy.

In the weeks and months that followed that initial conversation, Atkinson…


June 26, 2018

A small street festival made a big statement about love and inclusion on Sunday, when the Northeast North Carolina Progressives hosted their first-ever PrideFest.

The festival celebrated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and questioning/​queer people while featuring vendors, speakers, music…


June 26, 2018

WINDSOR — A now-infamous police sketch may have helped a brutal killer slip away 25 years ago, according to a local law enforcement officer who worked the multiple-murder case.

A still-unknown suspect hid inside the Be-Lo grocery store on South Granville Street on the night of June 6, 1993.…

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June 26, 2018


Farmers’ market

The Leroy James Pitt County Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today as well as Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call 355-7612.

Grants workshop

A grants workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon at New Dimensions Church,…


June 25, 2018

CURRITUCK – Those wanting to see lots of exotic reptiles resembling those creatures from prehistoric times don’t have to drive all the way to a big city or faraway zoo.


June 25, 2018

Ham radio enthusiasts spent this weekend honing their skills and battling thunderstorms to see how many other operators they could reach.

Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club, call sign W4AMC,  held a field day exercise this weekend at The Oakwood School.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m.…


June 25, 2018

Work to raise ECU’s new centerpiece student center and adjacent parking deck remain on track for a completion in November, while work on several other major construction projects also is progressing well, officials said last week.

The 217,000-square-foot building on main campus off 10th…


June 25, 2018

Several officials and employees from the state Department of Transportation came to Edgecombe County this past week for a first-hand look and brief tour of the Kingsboro Megasite that will be the home of Chinese tire manufacturer Triangle Tire’s first plant in the United States.

Gov. Roy…


June 25, 2018


Literacy help

The Pitt County Council on Aging, along with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County, offers reading assistance from 9-11 a.m. on Mondays and math help and tricks from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays. These services are available to people who want to improve their reading comprehension…


June 25, 2018

On Monday, city leaders will provide an overview of the city in the first-ever State of The City address, as well as discuss the creation of a civilian police review board. 

Starting at 5:15 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Mayor P.J. Connelly is scheduled to deliver the city’s first State…

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