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July 18, 2018

Plenty of young children have been scolded by their parents for playing on the phone.

But Wesleigh Grubb, 3, and her sister Ally, 6, received no such admonishment on Tuesday morning at Sheppard Memorial Library's East Branch. The girls were able to dial to their heart’s delight while learning…

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July 18, 2018

A request to rezone about 60 acres north of Pitt-Greenville Airport for industrial use was denied on Tuesday night, due to concerns about how the newly permitted uses — namely sand-mining — would affect nearby residents.

The request was one of many rezoning requests heard by the…

July 18, 2018

A robber made off with two iPhone 8 plus devices valued at $1,800 on Sunday, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The cellphones were stolen from a home between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 15 in the 2000 block of Joe Gardner Road, Grifton, according to an incident report.

The case…

July 18, 2018

Congressional representatives of eastern North Carolina joined the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki.

Trump's comments, at a joint news conference Monday after…

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July 18, 2018

Each year, more than 900,000 Americans die prematurely from the five leading causes of death: Heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, stroke and accidental injuries.

In 2016, a total of 3,678 Pitt County residents died from those top causes. According to a study from the U.S. Centers…

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July 18, 2018

A Greenville Police Department investigation has determined inattention contributed to a head-on crash that killed a teenager on Fifth Street in May. Both vehicles in the wreck also were traveling above the speed limit.

Dan Kenneth Wooten III, 19, of Greenville was fatally injured about 5:45 a.m.…

July 18, 2018

HERTFORD — A military retiree who recently purchased a piece of history now wants to renovate the facilities at the once-segregated beach and reopen it to recreation.

Joe White purchased about eight acres on the Perquimans River that was home to Lowe’s Beach. The beach and club was…

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July 18, 2018

Today  

Summer safety

The second of three Summer Safety Stations for kids sponsored by Greenville Fire & Rescue will be held at 9:45 a.m. today at Carver Branch Library, 618 W. 14th Ave. Participants will learn safety tips through five different hands-on, game-like scenarios. Topics…

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July 17, 2018

The search continued late on Tuesday for a suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Rocky Mount.

A masked man entered the bank at 140 Benvenue Road about 2 p.m., police officials said, He indicated he had a weapon, robbed the bank and escaped. Police have not said what was stolen.

The robber…

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July 17, 2018

A pair of requests for properties off Dickinson Avenue to be rezoned to downtown commercial could hint at more development in the already booming corridor. 

The Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hear the Dickinson rezoning requests at is regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the…

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