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State legislators discuss plans at PCC

Administrators and trustees hosted state legislators at Pitt Community College’s campus this week to provide an overview of the school’s budget priorities and legislation they want to see come to fruition in the next two years.

  • PAL delivers cards to health care facility

    Greenville Police Athletic League kids have been hard at work making holiday cards recently, and spent time on Wednesday delivering them to residents at Universal Health Care of Greenville, an assisted living facility on West Fifth Street.

  • Holiday card winners named

    Pitt County Schools is sharing the artistic gifts of its students with others this Christmas season.

  • School transforms into Polar Express

    Teachers and students at one PItt County elementary school transformed their school into their own train to take to the North Pole Friday morning.

  • Flu causes stricter visitation policies at Vidant

    Vidant Health has announced that it is imposing stricter visitation limits in several of its facilities because of increasing numbers of flu cases.

  • ECU holds graduation ceremony

    East Carolina University’s fall semester graduates completed one the most important investments of their lives Friday, their commencement speaker told them — an investment in themselves.

Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country.

  • Judge: Family Dollar can vote on Dollar Tree buyout

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says stockholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. can vote on proposed $8.5 billion acquisition by Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc.

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

  • NC regulator says no to homeowners rate increase

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of roughly 25 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change.

  • NC high court satisfied with electric rate case

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has upheld a regulatory panel's updated decision that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise electric rates on customers in western North Carolina and Durham in 2012 by roughly 7 percent.

  • Striking FairPoint workers rally in New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two hundred FairPoint Communications workers promised on Friday to remain on strike until company officials return to the bargaining table, even as the 10-week-old strike begins to take a personal and financial toll on the workers and their families. "The fight is not just for us, it's for our kids and all of our members," said Liz Brown, who's worked for the telecommunications company for 18 years.

Pair charged with stealing copper pipes

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men on charges they cut and removed copper pipes and wires from underneath a house outide Farmville.

  • Crime: Man arrested for sex offense

    A Greenville man was arrested Wednesday for a sexual offense involving a juvenile, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Men arrested in home invasion

    Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges connected to a home invasion at an apartment complex Tuesday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Driver in fiery wreck dies

    A Raleigh man involved in a fiery crash near Grifton early Saturday morning died on Sunday after suffering from severe burns, the State Highway Patrol reported today.

  • Man charged with rapes

    A man already jailed for soliciting and exchanging photos of minors now is charged with statutory rape and sex offenses, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Crime: Man charged in copper theft

Local business take spotlight

Greenville is encouraging citizens to shop local this holiday weekend to benefit the community.

  • Financial Health: Social Security

    As I rapidly approach my full retirement age (FRA), as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), my knowledge of social security benefits has grown and evolved into a frequent subject in conversations with my age peers.

  • Financial health: The cost of Dying

    “Death taxes” and “probate fees.” These two terms give visions to some people of the government taking from their family’s hands almost all of their hard-earned wealth at their death.

  • Improving your investments

    Individual investors may improve their investment performance by doing less.

  • Financial health: Manage personal risk

    Many individuals ineffectively manage the risks that they encounter in life.

  • Financial health: S.P.E.N.D.

    Recently, I wrote about recognizing why most financial plans fail, because L.I.F.E. happens. Now, you can do something about it.

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