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July 27, 2017

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, 404 Evans St., will host a book-signing event with author Cheryl Oliver from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 

Oliver is author of “Granddaddy Joe,” “Julie of Dumbarton,” “Lakisha of Special Needs” and the forthcoming…


Hot Dish: Plank Road Steak House rolls out updated menu

July 26, 2017

More than 100 years ago, Farmville was home to a plank road, also called a “Farmer Railroad,” which was a wooden toll road that ran down Greenville’s Dickinson Avenue and old U.S. 264 to Farmville. It was built to improve the speed and range of moving tobacco, produce and other…


Vendor of the week: Nathan Simeone

July 26, 2017

The Leroy James Farmers Market vendor of the week is artist Nathan Simeone.

Simeone has a bachelor of fine arts in two-dimensional studio arts from Lock Haven University but began throwing pottery in 2010.

“I enjoy painting with watercolors and oils,” he said. “However, there is a…


Eating fish during pregnancy

July 26, 2017

Q We are very excited that my wife is pregnant. I love to fish, and we eat a lot of fish. We have been cautioned that it might not be good for her to eat fish while pregnant. I searched the web, and there seems to be conflicting information. — R.G., Winterville.

A Congratulations.…