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School officials seek budget increase

Pitt County Schools officials are planning to request more than a $1 million increase for next year’s budget, including a supplement increase for teachers.

  • McCrory pledges support for Brody

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced during a Monday visit to East Carolina University that he will include $8 million each of the next two years of his state budget, expected this week, to stabilize the Brody School of Medicine.

  • Event looks beyond criminal record

    WINTERVILLE — Having a criminal record can put up a barrier that makes it difficult to escape a vicious cycle, but an event at Pitt Community College worked to help participants navigate the system and provide resources to fight consistent unemployment.

  • County retains its bond rating

    Pitt County secured better-than-expected savings when it refinanced several bonds thanks to the reaffirmation of its AA bond rating, the Board of Commissioners learned during its Monday meeting.

  • $1.75 million grant goes to ECU, PCC

    East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are sharing a $1.75 million grant to create a biomanufacturing and pharmaceuticals training facility, according to a Monday announcement by the Pitt County Development Commission.

  • Youth take center stage at awards

    Youth took the stage at the Greenville Human Relations Council’s 43rd annual award ceremony and reception Saturday at the Hilton Greenville.

Leases for wind turbines off Carolinas could come in 2016

CAROLINA SHORES, N.C. (AP) — The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some still worry the massive turbines could harm tourism upon which coastal communities depend.

Man accused of robbery arrested

Police arrested a Greenville man who implied he had a weapon and stole his friend’s wallet and phone, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Shoe prints lead to arrest

    A man’s shoe impressions at the scene of a break-in on Sunday at a convenience store led to his arrest, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • GPD Wrecks: Four hurt in crash

    Four people were injured on Monday when a man driving with his license revoked turned in front of another vehicle on Memorial Drive, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Family member steals from vehicle

    A family member broke into a vehicle and stole cash and other items valued at $5,540, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • ECU student robbed

    A strong armed robbery occurred on Sunday in a parking lot at East Carolina University, according to an alert.

  • Murder trial starts next week

    A suspect in a 2012 triple homicide in Farmville is scheduled to go on trial in Edgecombe County next week for the robbery and murder of a Princeville couple.

Financial Health: Home insurance

A homeowner’s insurance policy provides coverage for a variety of perils associated with owning or renting a home.

  • Financial health: Rethink retirement

    Today’s Americans are living longer and are generally healthier than ever before.

  • Finances:Mortgages in news

    After a brief absence, mortgages are back in the news. Before and during the subprime mortgage and financial crises, mortgages were discussed daily in news reports.

  • Two groups join forces on analysis

    There could be more to the auto industry’s support network than meets the eye in eastern North Carolina, and two organizations will take a closer look in 2015 at its growth potential.

  • Poultry, economy 'Thrivez'

    A solution for making poultry more comfortable offers the potential for a boost to the local agriculture economy, a state poultry scientist said Thursday.

  • Financial Health: New Year tips

    Was your New Year’s resolution to work on your personal finances? Here are some tips to help you achieve that goal. 1. Make a budget.


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