May 24, 2016

The Pitt County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has announced the winners of its biennial Peppermint Pageant.

Morgan Taylor Harvey, daughter of Robert and Latoya Harvey, was crowned Peppermint Princess. First runner-up was Kennedy Elise Roach, daughter of Reginald and Kamara Roach....

School events May 24-31

May 24, 2016

Pitt County Schools

There is no school Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.

High School exams will begin next week.

Hope Middle

An orchestra concert will be held at 7 p.m. today.

J.H. Rose

The school's chorus will have a 20th anniversary alumni...

Chapter 17: Like a Real Coondog

May 24, 2016

July 19-25, 1828. East to the Blue Lick, Kentucky.

THE STORY SO FAR: The Widow Hopkins, who owns slaves, has offered the Damron children a comfortable home and an education. Jesse and Moses must decide whether to stay or go on to their grandmother’s.


Before we...

A new life for crime writer Steve Hamilton

May 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — For a time, Steve Hamilton felt like an escaped convict, like a character in one of his novels.

And all he was doing was switching publishers.

The award-winning crime writer startled the book world last year when he canceled his reported near-seven-figure,...