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Innovators drawn to 'Shark Tank'

The line of nearly 400 people in Greenville on Thursday — which wrapped around Third Street across from the Pitt County Courthouse to the Fourth Street entrance of The Martinsborough — was not for a political rally or protest group.

  • Young innovators show work

    After about two weeks of fine-tuning ideas for inventions to solve common problems, a group of middle school students showed off their hard work and even caught the attention of a network TV show.

  • Residents emphasize river access

    For the third and final time, Greenville residents turned out to tell city-hired consultants that they wanted improved access to the Tar River.

  • Suddenlink moving TCM

    For many local Suddenlink cable television subscribers who never tire of watching reruns of “Casablanca” on Turner Classic Movies, the film’s classic line soon might be, “Here’s not looking at you, kid.” TCM fans and all Suddenlink customers have learned that, beginning Aug. 14, the channel that features hundreds of classic movies is moving to a special package of movie channels at an additional cost of $8 per month.

  • Cape Look comment period extended

    The comment period has been extended on a proposal for managing off-road vehicle use at Cape Lookout National Seashore, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones announced on Wednesday.

  • Storm causes outages, flooding

    Thursday’s thunderstorms caused street flooding in Ayden and power outages in parts of eastern Pitt County.

Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec

WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun.

Crime: Vehicle break-ins investigated

The Greenville Police Department is investigating several recent vehicle break-ins in the Tucker Estates neighborhood, according to reports issued on Tuesday.

  • Crime: Electronics stolen

    Property valued at $2,710 was stolen during a break-in in which someone climbed through a window to enter a residence, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Ayden police investigate shooting

    Ayden police are investigating a shooting incident in which the victim drove himself to the hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the police department reported.

  • Ayden Police investigating shooting

    Ayden police are investigating a shooting where the victim drove himself to the hospital shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the police department reported.

  • Crime: Man cut by girlfriend

    A 56-year-old Farmville man suffered minor injuries Tuesday when his girlfriend cut him with a knife, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • SHP Reports: One hurt in Black Jack

    A three-vehicle wreck injured one person and caused $21,000 in damage after a woman failed to yield at a stop sign near Black Jack, the State Highway Patrol reported.

Business building in Greenville

Greenville residents around town might have noticed an increase in construction, investment city officials attribute to a recovering economy.

  • Local Burlington store planned

    A national clothing and home decor retailer has announced it will open a large store at 717 Thomas Langston Road in Greenville, the location of the former Home Depot Store.

  • Area ready for economic growth

    The Greenville metropolitan area is well positioned for economic growth in the recovering economy, according to the numbers published last week by a leading national development and planning analysis firm.

  • Pigging out at Pinehurst

    Golf fans will have the opportunity to enjoy some Greenville grub while they’re watching the world’s top golfers play the difficult Pinehurst No. 2 course next week.

  • Pitt County jobless rate dips in April

    Pitt County’s unemployment rate dipped two-tenths of a percent in April from the previous month and was more than two percent lower than the same month a year ago.

  • Holiday tradition: Car shopping

    Along with their traditional Memorial Day observations, chances are good that many Pitt County residents will head to local auto dealerships for another holiday tradition: car shopping.

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