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Planting the seeds of change

A diverse group of Pitt County residents, clergy and activists came together Saturday to take on an enormous challenge — “Dismantling Racism.”The City of Greenville Human Relations Council announced that it would be holding an all-day workshop at the City Hall Saturday called Dismantling Racism, and it invited about 35 of those who showed interest to begin “planting seeds of change by building community.”Led by facilitator Barbara Culmer-Ilaw, the group talked about why they came to the meeting, their hopes and fears, and then set ground rules for talking with each other.

  • 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.

  • 'Blind Pig' takes the stage

    Ayden Community Theatre will present “The Sty of the Blind Pig” featuring the Third Street Community Center Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Third Street Community Center, Greenville.

  • PCC notes: Student receives award

    WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College has selected university transfer student Eric Walls as its recipient of the N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) Academic Excellence Award.

  • ECU notes: Dance 2015

    East Carolina University sophomore Katherine Corbett may be best known for her ballet and tap skills, but she also can sew.

  • General Assembly voting report

    HouseHR 17 — Amend House Temporary Rules: Makes changes to the temporary rules of the House of Representatives concerning voting on resolutions, standing committees, assignment of seats, and conforming changes.

Coach stunned by invitation to Cuban wrestling tournament

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Dave Pelsang received the email from USA Wrestling informing him he'd been selected as one of the officials for an international tournament in Cuba, Northside's first-year coach wasn't sure what to think.

DWI report: Man flees trooper

A 21-year-old Grimesland man was charged with driving while impaired after he failed to stop for the State Highway Patrol.

  • ECU fraternity suspended

    After reports that an 18-year-old woman e was raped last Sunday at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the national office of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has asked its ECU chapter to temporarily suspend all its operations.

  • Pitt County Grand Jury

    The following people were indicted on felony charges on Jan. 26 by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

  • Moratorium in place after assaults

    New information indicates that an alleged sexual assault on Sunday was reported by the victim as a rape at a fraternity house, and an ECU student who reported an assault on Saturday was picked up near another fraternity.

  • Crime: Industrial parts stolen

    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men on charges they schemed to steal and sell industrial parts to a metal recycler.

  • Student shoots others with airsoft gun

    An 11-year-old student was taken into custody Friday morning after he allegedly shot other students with an air gun at a school bus stop on Concord Drive.

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.

  • Financial Health: Interest rates

    When the Federal Reserve announced the end of its quantitative easing (QE) program in October — a bond buying program designed drive intermediate and long-term interest rates down and thereby help stimulate a sluggish economic recovery — the burning question on Wall Street was not whether interest rates would go higher, but when and by how much.

  • Debate on credit card chip renewed

    Several years ago, I wrote about an impending move to credit card technology from the “magnetic strip and sign” technology to a system that would include an embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chip in the card and require a four digit personal identification number (PIN) to eliminate the need for a signature.

  • Economy showing new life

    Editor’s note: A review of the major stories of 2014 begins today with a report on the year’s major economic news.


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