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Deputies train to respond under fire

A live-fire, active-shooter training last week prepared sheriff’s deputies for the possibility of coming under fire while in their patrol cars.

  • Blackbeard relics, science displayed

    Pirates had the tables turned on them Saturday when a group of researchers pressed the aura surrounding buccaneers into the service of science.

  • Dog licensing fee faces resistance

    Pitt County’s three largest municipalities — Greenville, Winterville and Farmville — will miss a May 1 deadline for deciding if they will implement a dog licensing fee to cover operation and expansion costs at the county animal shelter.

  • N.C. misses cut for Volvo plant

    ROCKY MOUNT — North Carolina appears to have missed out on landing another major automobile plant.

  • Ross completes 1,127-mile bike ride

    A Greenville orthodontist was all smiles Sunday after he completed a 1,127-mile bike ride in less than four days. Dr.

  • Rate drop could come in August

    Greenville Utilities electric rates will drop in August if the planned sale of generating assets to Duke Energy Progress is completed by June 30, said the local utilities leader.

Police: College shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay


  • Correction: Bird Flu story

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens.

  • NC high court allows electronic gaming convictions to stand

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has allowed two electronic gaming convictions to stand in a decision that authorities say will strengthen their ability to shut down illegal gambling operations.

  • Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in dog attack

    MADISON, N.C. (AP) — A Rockingham County man has surrendered to authorities, who charged him with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who they say was the victim of a dog attack.

  • Lawyer says psychotic episode led to father's killing

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a 23-year-old man charged with killing his father say the son recently changed medicine and had a psychotic episode just before the shooting.

  • NC police: Man made threat calls to college after killing

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina community college closed Friday and will stay closed through Monday after receiving threatening telephone calls that followed a shooting death involving a self-avowed neo-Nazi.

Lab puts finger on technology

If a law enforcement agency has the time, the State Bureau of Investigation may be able to solve the crime.

  • Wrecks: Driver turns in front of SUV

    A driver was injured on April 21 after pulling into the path of another vehicle and causing a wreck with $20,000 damage, the Greenville Police Department reported.

  • Crime: Man robbed, stranded

    A man who flagged down a sheriff’s captain on Friday reported an acquaintance who gave him a ride robbed him and put him out of the car in southern Pitt County.

  • DWI report: Wrecks lead to arrest

    A Chocowinity man was among seven people charged with driving while impaired recently after he was involved in two wrecks on April 16, the Greenville police department reported.

  • Murderous gang tale has Greenville tie

    A Greenville man was among 12 alleged Bloods gang members arrested under a federal indictment this week charging them in a conspiracy to kill the owners of a mattress store near Charlotte and other crimes.

  • Crime: Gold jewelry stolen

    The Greenville Police Department is investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of gold jewelry from a woman’s home.

Share food to help fight hunger

It greatly saddens me when I realize that in a country of great wealth, that people still go hungry. In fact, one out of five children in America go hungry and go without more than one meal a day.

  • Learning to spend wisely

    Why is personal finance so important?

  • Low wages overshadow recovery

    As economists point to falling unemployment rates as a sign that the Great Recession is all but over, flattened wages and salaries seem to indicate that the recovery is not quite complete, according to experts and workers in a wide array of careers and professions.

  • System scorches scoring

    Before heading to your favorite restaurant for that big after-church luncheon so popular on Easter, it might be a good idea to first make a stop at the Pitt County government website.

  • Student loan debt on rise

    The news concerning student loans is alarming.

  • Titans of industry at ECU event

    Determined to lead from the front in the development of tomorrow’s business leaders, the East Carolina University College of Business brought on some titans of local industry for the first day of a two-day conference on business leadership The event, the college’s first of its kind, was designed to help prepare COB students for the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment and provide opportunities for interaction with Business Advisory Council members, esteemed alumni, employers, and community members, Dean Stan Eakins said.

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