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May 24, 2018

SALISBURY — High school seniors who think it is too late to apply to attend college this fall should think again.

Smithwick Chapel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ of Williamston is partnering with Livingstone College of Salisbury to sponsor a Higher Education Opportunity Day to give…


May 24, 2018

The body of a Tarboro man was found in the aftermath of a house fire that authorities have determined he intentionally set.

According to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Grady Jeffery Leary’s remains were found inside his home at 368 Cotton Lane just outside of…

May 24, 2018

A 20-year-old Camden County woman was sentenced to 25 to 31 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 stabbing death of a Camden teenager in Elizabeth City.

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May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — Elizabeth City police said a convicted sex offender shot himself at a local motel on Tuesday evening minutes after officers tried to take him into custody for fleeing the custody of state probation officials.

Elijah Demetrius Humes, 23, shot himself at the Elizabeth City Days…

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May 24, 2018

Spring marks the time of year when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission receives the most calls from well-intentioned people who make the mistake of interacting with wildlife by feeding, making “pets” or otherwise “helping” wildlife.

In almost all instances, the advice…


May 23, 2018

Greenville police officers returned to the 100 block of Fairlane Road on Wednesday to look for clues of where a Wilmington woman who went missing from the area on Friday might be, a police spokeswoman said.

Bonnie Gitto, 70, was last seen in the 100 block of Fairlane Road shortly after 2 p.m. on…


May 23, 2018

A new event on the Greenville Town Common is offering residents chance to plant a flag from the Memorial Day weekend through the Fourth of July to honor a personal hero and raise money for local nonprofit organizations. 

Spearheaded by the Greenville Noon Rotary Club, which hopes the event…


May 23, 2018

The latest high school shooting — this one in Santa Fe, Texas — prompted a group of young activists on Tuesday to host a candlelight ceremony and make pointed comments about school safety.

High school students from the Pitt County Youth for Justice and Change held a vigil to honor…


May 23, 2018

The importance of having flood insurance and being prepared well before disaster strikes were the main talking points of a hurricane conference held on Tuesday at the Murphy Center at East Carolina University.

The daylong conference brought together emergency managers, meteorologists and…

May 23, 2018

Pitt Community College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $5 increase in student activity fees for the coming 2018-19 school year during its Tuesday meeting.

The fee now will be $26 for the fall and spring terms and $20 for the summer term. Both amounts are below the maximum fee…

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