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June 25, 2017

River Park North has announced the winners of its annual photography contest. The photos were taken by amateur photographers in the park from June 1, 2016, to May 31. Categories include landscapes; wildlife: plants and animals; and people enjoying the outdoors.

Al Sours won first place in the…


Boys & Girls Clubs name Youth of the Month winners

June 25, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain has announced its Youth of the Month winners.

Youth are selected for the honor based on contributions to their club, school, family and community as well as personal challenges and obstacles they have overcome.

Pitt County award recipients include:

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Local students win honors at district oratorical contest

June 25, 2017

Greenville students Faith Koesters and Harriet Bowles took top honors in the Optimist International North Carolina East District Oratorical Contest held last month in Goldsboro. They were sponsored by the Optimist Club of Greenville.

Contestants presented speeches titled “What the World Gains…


Dreadful things are afoot

June 25, 2017

I am a registered liberal who mostly toes the party line, but I am not devoted to the idea of big government. I loathe the law in New York state requiring gas pump nozzles to not latch. This means that I must stand beside my vehicle, holding the nozzle lever open, instead of latching it and walking…