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Series: Rebuilt from the rubble

From a community tragedy in 1984, the Simpson Rural Fire Department has slowly grown from an army tent and a used truck into a large, modern building and a fleet of shiny fire-fighting machines.

  • Senator shadows teacher assistants

    When Creekside Elementary School teacher Mona Downing was doing state-mandated kindergarten assessments Friday, she had to pull each student in the hallway one-by-one, leaving 21 other kindergartners inside the classroom.

  • ECU students 'Get a Clue'

    Thousands of East Carolina University students looking for a way to broaden their educational experience got a clue about that Thursday just by strolling through the east campus mall.

  • Roseleaf Academy closes its doors

    Eastern North Carolina’s first all-girls school has closed its doors.

  • Football games big for business

    When East Carolina University kicks off its football season today, there will be a lot of Pirate treasure to dig up for Mike Weaver, manager of Logan’s Roadhouse on Greenville Boulevard, just down the road from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. “We keep a record from year to year, game to game and hour to hour,” Weaver said just before his lunch crowd dropped in this week. “We know exactly when we’re going to be busy, day or night.

  • Labor Day closings

    City offices: Closed Monday.County offices: Closed Monday.Pitt County Schools: Closed Monday.Pitt Community College: Closed Monday.

Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday.

Fire breaks out at radio station

A fire in the transmitter room interrupted broadcasting at a local radio station early Friday morning, firefighters and the station’s manager said.

  • Crime: Home break-in investigated

    Someone forcibly entered a home in northern Pitt County last week and stole police badges and other property valued at almost $2,000, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

  • Sept. 5 Greenville Fire-Rescue calls

    Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 350 fire and EMS calls from Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

  • Fire interrupts radio broadcast

    A local radio station is back on the air after an early morning fire at its transmitter room caused its automated broadcast operations to shut down, local firefighters and the station's manager said.

  • Equipment theft ring busted

    When Kathy Woolard returned to her Grimesland home Tuesday after being gone for a few hours, she noticed her tractor was missing.

  • Crime: Robbers steal safe

    Property valued at $1,820 was reported stolen in an armed robbery on Sunday night, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Football games big for business

When East Carolina University kicks off its football season today, there will be a lot of Pirate treasure to dig up for Mike Weaver, manager of Logan’s Roadhouse on Greenville Boulevard, just down the road from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. “We keep a record from year to year, game to game and hour to hour,” Weaver said just before his lunch crowd dropped in this week. “We know exactly when we’re going to be busy, day or night.

  • Grant program helped 27 startups

    Twenty-seven businesses in downtown and west Greenville still are going strong after being awarded grants by the City of Greenville as officials consider extending the grant program to other areas of the city.

  • Hardware gem falls on hard times

    FARMVILLE — For nearly 110 years, Farmville Hardware and General Co. endured as part of the foundation of the downtown’s business community.

  • Eatery OK'd for redevelopment site

    The sister restaurant to Christy’s Euro Pub on South Jarvis Street in Greenville has taken one more step toward opening later this year.

  • 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.

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