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March 02, 2017

FARMVILLE — Wearing a tall red and white top hat and rainbow striped socks, Jarrette Pittman on Wednesday walked into a room full of second-graders who were singing Happy Birthday.

The students at H.B. Sugg Elementary were not singing the song for Pittman but to honor Theodor Seuss…


March 02, 2017

After studying martial arts for more than 50 years, Charles “Hanshi” June said he has learned one thing.

“There’s always more out there to learn,” said June. “You never learn it all.”

However, that has not stopped June from trying. Last month, the 68-…


March 02, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man’s neighbor for allegedly breaking into an Avon Road residence and stealing tools and other items.

The neighbor used a device to forcibly enter the residence in the 4000 block of Avon Road between 3 and 5 a.m. on Feb. 28 and stole an EZ-Go…

March 01, 2017

Greenville residents do not need a United States senator to hold a town hall.

An event called Sens. Burr and Tillis Constituent Town Hall is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Sheppard Memorial Library Meeting Room A. The event was organized in response to reports that members of North Carolina's…

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March 01, 2017

Hurricane Matthew took a toll on Vidant Health operations in 2016, but achievements in patient care and a new strategic framework presented Tuesday to the Vidant Health Board of Directors for improving the patient experience and enhancing revenue flow aims at changing that.

The fiscal year started…


March 01, 2017


Blood drive

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. at the Grifton Volunteer Fire Department, 6881 S. Highland Ave., Grifton. Call the Red Cross office at 252-758-1140.

A&T alumni

The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T State University will hold its monthly meeting at…


March 01, 2017

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, in collaboration with the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, will offer a free children’s dental health day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, 111-B Eastbrook Drive in Greenville.…

March 01, 2017

Traffic was blocked for more than an hour on County Home Road on Saturday after what looked to be a live grenade was found and, after further investigation, was discovered to be a fake.

An employee at the Pitt County garbage and recycling collection site off County Home Road found what she or he…

March 01, 2017

The owner of an indoor-outdoor flea market in the Meadowbrook area is meeting with city officials today to try to find a way to legitimize a market that was operating for years without city approval.

During the past year, Debbie James has been before city boards multiple times to rezone a 2.26-acre…


March 01, 2017

WILSON — The pig cookers at Bill Ellis Barbecue will get a break this Thursday as the business is temporarily shuttered to allow the community to pay its respects to the restaurant’s founder and namesake.

William “Bill” Lawrence Ellis, 83, passed away Monday from…

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