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City seeks roads, greenway funding

The City of Greenville has depended heavily on outside funds for improvements to its roads and greenways in the last 10 years, but it hopes to borrow money with voter approval this fall for maintenance and expansion.

  • Municipal election filing opens

    Filing for the Pitt County 2015 municipal elections begins today. Filing opens at 8 a.m. and ends at noon on July 17.

  • Winterville Charter Academy hires two deans

    Winterville Charter Academy, which is scheduled to open in August, has added two deans to its leadership team.

  • Breeden: Reconsidering our heroes

    Since I was a child, police officers have coached me in youth wrestling and basketball.

  • Neighborhood revives July 4 parade

    A long trip from Europe and an overnight drive from Kentucky didn’t stop Marguerite Stephens’ three grandsons from joining the Cherry Oaks Fourth of July bike parade Saturday morning.

  • ECU Notes: Physicians recognized

    The clinical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been recognized for significantly improving patient care through the use of its electronic medical record system.

Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them

CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone.

  • Energetic music teacher gets all students involved

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jones is seated behind a piano in Culbreth Middle School. But not really.

  • Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

    EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

  • Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

    EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said.

  • UNC's 'Silent Sam' Confederate statue vandalized

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Someone has spray painted "murderer" and "black lives matter" on the statue honoring Confederate veterans nicknamed "Silent Sam" at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in boat crash on lake near Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and two more were injured after an early morning boat crash on Mountain Island Lake northwest of Charlotte.

Real-life training readies officers

As Greenville Police Department officer Sergio Munguia walked the halls searching for an active shooter, he worked to gather information from victims and commanded the suspect to show his hands.

  • Wrecks: Three hurt in left-turn crash

    Three people were injured on June 25 when a man accelerated while trying to avoid being struck by another vehicle, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • DWI Report: Suspect hits pole

    An impaired driving suspect was injured on June 25 after he ran off the road and struck a utility pole, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Watch, other items stolen

    A $300 watch was among several items stolen in a burglary Wednesday from an apartment on Rosemont Drive, a Greenville Police Department report said.

  • Woman trying to save dog

    A 24-year-old Grimesland woman has not given up in trying to save a mixed-breed chow suspected of killing seven goats at the Pitt County Fairgrounds on June 23.

  • July 4 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 300 fire and EMS calls from June 25-July 1.

Entrepreneur ready for growth

A recent appearance on national television has a native Greenville entrepreneur ready for a growth spurt in her fashion and home accessory business.

  • Tax proposal stirs discontent

    A proposal by the N.C. Senate would apply sales taxes to more services such as veterinary care, advertising and maintenance work on personal property such as cars to help pay for cuts to personal income taxes and corporate taxes.

  • Weather helps blueberries flourish

    Blueberry growers in Pitt County and across North Carolina are experiencing an excellent crop thanks to recent dry weather, and the invitation has gone out this week to pick-your-own enthusiasts as the annual harvest is underway.

  • Pitt County jobless rate unchanged

    Pitt County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in April while the statewide rate continued to drop.

  • Ccredit bureaus change credit law

    In March the three largest companies — or credit bureaus — in charge of collecting and disseminating information regarding the credit of more than 200 million American residents agreed to significant changes in how personal medical errors and unpaid bills will be handled.

  • Tax breaks for large corporations

    Starting in 2004, the North Carolina legislature enacted tax legislation favorable to businesses and Hollywood studios that gave these entities significant tax breaks and credits to lure them to North Carolina.

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