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January 04, 2017

The driver in a December wreck that killed his 25-year-old passenger and injured seven other people is now facing multiple charges, including felony death by motor vehicle.

Greenville Police Department reported that warrants were served Tuesday on Antavious Highsmith, 23, of Bethel.

In addition to…


January 04, 2017

A former state representative from Pitt County has been appointed to the State Board of Community Colleges.

Brian Brown, who served in the General Assembly from 2013-15, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Yolanda Stith. Former Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointment on Friday, prior to…


January 04, 2017

East Carolina University reported on Wednesday that a professor died in a car wreck on Monday in Roanoke, Va.

Rebecca Fay, 38, an assistant professor in ECU’s Department of Accounting at the College of Business, died in the Monday wreck. Her husband, Patrick Fay, and their two children…

January 04, 2017

WILLIAMSTON — Sometimes blessings come through storms.

For two Martin County neighbors, Hurricane Matthew in October brought storms and trials, which were turned into blessings with the help of the North Carolina Baptist Men.

The homes, on Brentwood Road in Jamesville, were flooded when water…


January 04, 2017

As a new year begins, so does the drive to serve more seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.

Approximately 250 people in Pitt County are served each weekday through the Meals on Wheels program, but approximately 125 remain on a waiting list and even more are likely in need, according…

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January 04, 2017

The overall crime rate in North Carolina dropped in 2015, but violent crime increased, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. A drop in property crimes resulted in the improvement in the overall rate.

The figures for 2015 are the latest available.

The report says the overall crime rate…

January 04, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred on Monday at a home in Grimesland, according to a sheriff’s office case report.

The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. at 831 Galloway Road, Grimesland.

According to a case report, someone forcibly entered the home…

January 04, 2017


Weekly bingo

American Legion Post 39, 403 St. Andrews Drive, holds bingo games each Wednesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. The program includes games and prizes. Proceeds benefit the military, veterans and families.

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January 04, 2017

Last Friday afternoon, Darlene Person was babysitting her niece’s children — a toddler and a baby — when she looked out the window of her apartment and saw a vehicle stop in the parking lot. She then heard what she thought were firecrackers.

It was Dec. 30, about 3 p.m., and…


January 04, 2017

The weather early in 2017 has been “like a roller coaster,” a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.

Meteorologist John Elardo on Tuesday said temperatures in eastern North Carolina, which have been unseasonably high this week, are heading for a “significant…

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