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February 01, 2018

As the flu season continues to takes its toll, the magic number is 102. That, according to school health officials, is the internal temperature in a child that parents should look out for before sending their student back to school. 

“We just want parents to know that if they have a…


February 01, 2018

A top deputy at the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced her bid to become the first woman and first African-American sheriff, though she downplayed the historic nature of her run.

Major Paula Dance, 53, gathered with supporters at the old Greene Street Bridge at the…


February 01, 2018

Two more men have announced their intentions to run for Pitt County District Attorney, one a 26-year prosecutor at the state and federal level and the other a 13-year prosecutor who said he was unfairly dismissed in 2014.

Glenn Perry, 51, a fixture with both the District Attorney’s office and…


February 01, 2018

Golden LEAF Foundation president Dan Gerlach understood the special meaning of his foundation’s $10.8 million grant Thursday to Vidant Health to fund major equipment in the new cancer center and bed tower on the Vidant Medical Center campus in Greenville.

“Our area code is 252, and…


February 01, 2018

State officials have reported 20 flu-associated deaths statewide just days after a Martin County woman died from complications related to the virus.

Kimberly Dawn Bullock Harrison, 43, died Sunday. She was a volunteer firefighter from Bear Grass and an administrative support specialist with the…

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February 01, 2018

Police arrested two people Thursday in connection with an afternoon robbery at a shopping center parking lot and linked them to several other robberies, according to a Greenville Police Department news release.

Officers responded to a reported robbery about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of…

February 01, 2018

Sara Beth Fulford Rhodes, Pitt County’s Clerk of Superior Court for the past 10 years, has announced she will file for re-election.

Rhodes practiced law for more than 16 years before becoming the first attorney to serve as Clerk of Court in Pitt County in 2007. While in private practice, she…

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February 01, 2018

How do other university towns handle student housing development? Greenville’s city staff has been asked to find out.

The Greenville City Council has directed staff to explore options related to student housing, several weeks after a Jan. 8 vote against directing staff to follow up on a…


February 01, 2018

FARMVILLE — A Holocaust survivor shared “uncomfortable” memories with members of a local church congregation with a simple goal in mind. 

“I choose to discuss these things because it is important that we do not forget what happened,” Walter Pories said.…

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February 01, 2018


Candlelight vigil

Citizens United Against Violence (CUAV) holds a monthly “Stop the Violence Candlelight Vigil” at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month on the Pitt County Courthouse steps, 100 W. Third St., or inside the courthouse during inclement weather. The vigil honors…

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