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June 16, 2018

RALEIGH — The General Assembly gave final legislative approval Friday to more changes to North Carolina’s early in-person voting laws that Republicans say promote election uniformity but Democrats argue again discourage black residents from voting.

The GOP-controlled House and Senate…

June 16, 2018

Celebrities and golf suit each other to a tee. That is why Greenville was able to attract big-name stars to golf locally during the Eastern Carolina Celebrity Golf Classic.

The 1988 event welcomed basketball superstar Michael Jordan, as well as Kim Zimmer from “The Guiding…


June 16, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 363 fire and EMS calls from June 7-13. Following is a breakdown:


June 7

■ 4:31 a.m. — public service at 4101 Cornwall Court. Cleared 4:49 a.m.

■ 7:34 a.m. — medical assist at 2113 Sir Hugh Court. Cleared 8:56 a.m.

■ 8:14 a.m.…

June 16, 2018

The Leroy James Farmers’ Market teems every Saturday with vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, juice, flowers, plants, baked goods and other wares. 

Planted among their stalls, at a station of her own, is Magen Flanagan, coordinator of the Pitt County Farmers’ Market…


June 15, 2018

A construction site dump truck with a raised cargo loader brought down a utility pole bearing fiber-optic cables Friday morning that knocked out internet service, landline phones and cable television to more than 26,000 people for most of the day.

Suddenlink crew leaders at the repair site said the…


June 15, 2018

School is out, summer is here and one of Greenville’s most familiar sounds is youths playing their favorite sport.

But with such activity in full swing, local doctors are advising that athletes should use protection to avoid eye injuries. 

More than 40 percent of eye injuries reported…


June 15, 2018

ARAPAHOE — There is an undeniable burden that comes along with having a chronic illness, but sharing that experience with others who go through the same daily struggle is sometimes as close as it gets to relief. 

That connection in what can be a lonely and sometimes misunderstood world…


June 15, 2018

High school graduation is a milestone that brings families together to celebrate the success of their newly minted adult, but for youth in foster care that celebration may be muted or nonexistent.

That wasn’t the case for a small group of Pitt County foster children. Fourteen of the…


June 15, 2018

A controversial rezoning request that had a crowd of nearby homeowners coming in opposition was tabled at Thursday’s city council meeting and rescheduled until September. 

The the new zoning, if approved, would reclassify three residential properties on the south side of 10th Street,…


June 15, 2018

The average Greenville Utilities water and sewer customer will see their bill increase $3.77 when the new fiscal year begins on July 1.

GUC’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved rate increases for water and sewer customers, along with the rest of the utilities’ $253 million…

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